Saturday, April 1, 2017

So Sweet

04/05/2017 Update: Top Three winner in the AHSC #205.
In response to a sketch challenge, I decided to use cones filled with sherbet. Yum! Okay - so it's really die cut cork and cardstock but it won't be long before we'll be looking for cold snacks.
A panel of white cardstock was die cut to add the stitching on the edges. Four strips of Washi tape were added. The cones were die cut from a cork sheet and sponged with ink. The sherbet scoops were die cut in sweet colors and popped up with Dimensionals foam tape. A coat of Perfect Pearls powder was lightly added. The sentiment was die cut and the stars and sequins were added.

Note to self: Perfect Pearls does not photograph well under bright light!
The inside of the card was lined with white die cut cardstock to match the stitching on the front panel, then a strip of Washi tape was added. Sufficient space was left on the inside to write a note.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #205

2. Crafting from the Heart #152

3. Watercooler Wednesday #112

4. Brown Sugar #244
Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stampin' Up! Materials
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Mint Macaron
Misc.: Dimensionals, stars and sequins
Other Materials
Dies: Impression Obsession Scoops & Cone; Spellbinders Phrase Set I; Craftin' Desert Divas Crazy Stitched Frames 
Misc.: DCWV Cork; Washi tape from stash; Perfect Pearls powder


  1. Love your card, Melanie! I'm ready for summer days and ice cream cones. Thanks for joining us this week at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  2. So pretty! Love the ice cream cones, perfect colors. Awesome use of that Washi Tape too! :)

  3. Such a great warm weather card Melanie. Love the stitching around the edge and those cork cones are amazing. That's a great idea. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge, loved your card.

  4. Wow, Melanie, those Sherbet cones look good enough to eat. Love the fancy stitching around your background cardstock and that cork---brilliant idea. Using the Washi tape stripes really compliments the colours you've used in your sherbets, too, as does the die-cut sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  5. Such a "sweet" card! Those ice cream cones look good enough to eat. Never thought of using cork for the cone! Fun take on our sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  6. My your card looks so yummy and great selection of delicious flavors...I'll take the double scoop please. And love the selection of your washie tapes, an ingredient that usually gets lost in ones stash. Fun card and thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts...can't wait to see your challenge for this week.

  7. awesome use of cork! totally adorable! the entire card is great! thanks for sharing with us at AHSC!


  8. Yum, Yum! Can't wait for ice cream. Your card is great! Love your colors. Thanks so much for sharing your techniques and your card with us at Watercooler wednesday.

  9. Love that you used ice cream for this ..... COOL! ... Barroom cha! Thanks so much for playing along at Atlantic hearts!

  10. Great interpretation of the sketch!!! My favourite is orange sherbert. Thanks for playing with us at AHSC this week.

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! My favorite flavor is lime, closely followed by pineapple.

  11. Lovely! Great take on the sketch and fabulous colors and patterns, a very sweet card, indeed! Thanks for joining us this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.

  12. Yummy looking ice cream cones, Melanie! I can hardly wait for summer!

  13. I love the ice cream cones. Great attention to detail! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!