Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Monday, April 30, 2012
BBTB2 Ice Cream Cone Challenge
Happy Monday! It's time for another BBTB2 challenge, chosen by our sweet and wonderful Penny. She has chosen an ice cream cone from any cart. My double dipper is from the Sweet Treats cartridge. Ummm...yeah, I know this one's a bit different for me. I rarely add a digi stamp to a Cricut card (especially for BBTB2) but I just couldn't help it. I'll tell ya why later. So it is a shaped card with a frame from Accent Essentials welded to the side to put my sassy little chickie on. She's called Troublemaker by KennyK. HeeHee! (one of my faves!) The cone and the mint chip ice cream layer were embossed with my Cuttlebug using Diamond Plate and D'Vine Swirls and inked a bit. I'd planned to heat emboss the chocolate topping with clear embossing powder but I was in a real hurry to prolong my birthday experience and take off for the Double Barrel Wine Bar for some music, tapas and wine. (WooHoo!)
Ok, so here's where the inspiration came in. I'd been listening to the radio this week and heard Light You Up by Shawn Mullins and when it came to this line I KNEW I HAD to use it! (Bummer, I tried to embed the video but it embedded in a whole different post that I couldn't figure out to edit. Still having some issues with this new format. Is it just me?) The top scoop opens to reveal the lyric and tucks behind the frame to keep it closed.
The whole card opens too, but I just couldn't manage to finish the inside after an afternoon of sun, wine and song. (Don't look too closely at the coloring either. LOL) Lots of fab inspiration at BBTB2 and we're so excited to announce the newest members for our Design Team.
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut in 2008, that is. I've since expanded my horizons and found a new love in coloring both rubber and digi stamps with my Copics. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 42 (!) years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.