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! 😀

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