Hi there! It is a BEAUTIFUL day at the moment while I’m typing this. The windows are open, the birds are singing; if it keeps up like this I’m sure the ice cream truck will be driving around this weekend!
I never was allowed to get ice cream from the truck when I was a kid, the few times we saw it when we visited my grandma; now, though, we live in a community where the ice cream truck is regularly going down my street. My kiddo LOVES to run out with her two dollars to get a delicious treat! Remembering how I was never allowed to imbibe, she’s never told “no”. I live vicariously through my kid. 😀
I was deliciously excited to play with this stamp set when Audra, from Kindred Stamps, sent it to me! I just LOVE that cone on top of the vehicle! There are also so many yummy treats in this stamp set to add to your creations!
I started this card by stamping the vehicle in the upper corner, at an angle, with the intention that it will be a background focal point, but with no other clear plans for the card. I had so much fun coloring it and trying out new Copic color combinations! BG11 and BG15 with YG41 over top was the EXACT mint color I wanted to use! I also used some Wink of Stella on the truck’s windows, they SHINE IRL.
After it was colored I knew that I needed some hills for it to drive on, so I went through my stash and found the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts dies and die cut some scratch paper. I taped those papers together so that I’d be left with a hilly line that went across all of my card panel. I used this to mask off the ground and colored the sky with some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.
(I also created a mask of the vehicle using some 3M post-it tape and StazOn ink.)
Then I flipped my masking around and lined up the skyline with the mask so that I could do the same thing with the hilly foreground area. I used Distress Oxides (for the first time ever!) in Broken China and Cracked Pistachio. To get the small water dots I ran my finger along the bristles of a wet toothbrush while my masking was still in place for the sky. The coloring worked PERFECTLY with the ice cream truck.
The scalloped die and the sun die came from a WPlus9 die set called Sunshine Layers, I use this set quite frequently; it was also one of the first die sets I ever bought when I started card making!
I used the same Copic markers to color the sun that was used for the yellow in the vehicle. To finish this card off I found some pink cardstock (from Stamp’n Up) and brushed the edges with a Lawn Fawn ink that I felt matched the color scheme I was going for.
The sentiment was stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black and then clear embossed using VersaMark and WOW! Clear Embossing Powder.
I think this is a delightful card for the summer time, with a sentiment inside it would be a perfect summer birthday card for a kid (or for a kid at heart)!
I hope I have inspired you! Thank you for reading, if you want to get this stamp for your very own use the discount code: HANNAH10 to save some money! 😀
- Nennah Solar White in 80 & 110lb
- Stamp'n Up
- Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
- Broken China Distress Oxide
- Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide
- Momento Tuxedo Black
- VersaMark WaterMark Ink
- My Favorite Things - Stitched Snow Drifts
- WPlus9 - Sunshine Layers
- Stay Sweet - Kindred Stamps
- 3M Post-It Tape
- Wink of Stella - Clear