Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Just Chillin'...

I have a special card to share today. To say that my cousin's daughter (woo hoo Rhiannon!!!) has had her fair share of ups and downs...we'll that'd be a gross understatement. 14 years on, we are blessed to have her still with us and I doff my cap to Sas (her mum and my cuz). Rhiannon has many special needs, so with that in mind, every birthday I wanna create something for her that she will enjoy. Touch and colour are very important in Rhiannon's wold, so with that in mind...I made her this....

If anyone is aware of who the credit should go to for this original idea, please let me know. I have had it in my crypt for many years, but it only saw the light of day recently.

To get the texture in the card I dragged out my trusty Cuttlebug and used the Swiss Dots for the background and then after cutting the triangles for the cones, used the Branches folder to get a waffle kinda feel. Very happy with the way it turned out!!

The ice cream is done with the SU Scallop Circle Punch (x2) and then followed the arch around to get the 'scoop'. I carried the polka dots through from the background in the paper which I got fm a bargain stack I got from Big W of all places.

These are so easy and so very effective, why don't you give one a go?

Stuff used:
Card: Purple Optix, Generic White, DCWV Jewel (white core textured paper), brown paper - unknown
Stamp: (SU) Short and Sweet
Ink: Versa Colour - 157 "Amethyst"
Punches: (SU) Scallop Circle, Word Window, Carla Craft CP1 - 1/4" Circle (for the corners)
Other bits: C'bug Embossing folders Branches and Swiss Dots, Lilac ribbon fm stash, Bazzil Basics Designer brads

Lynda xx


Debbie Pamment said...

Love this fun design - haven't seen the screams before (ice creams in Pamment talk LOL)
Sounds like you've put a lot of thought and love into this too! Makes it even MORE special!

Kez said...

LOVE THEM! now I want an ice cream! will be case-ing this one for sure, thanks darl!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Mmmmmm ... these look yummy enough to eat! What a great job you did, Lynda of combining colours and textures! I'm sure Rhiannon was thrilled and spent many minutes enjoying your creation. I can feel the love that went into making this one!
I am travelling backwards (once again) through your blog. Have been trying to get here since I got home! Thanks for popping by my blog to say hi! Hugs, Andrea xxx

Tanya Kitto said...

Yummy.....very clever, caring & loving. You made a wonderful job of this card Lynda.

paper bag create said...

Love the ice creams...they're making me crave for ice cream.....

Anonymous said...

Loving your icecreams. they look super cute and supe yummy! thanks for sharing