Hi there, and welcome to a summer Monday! Did you enjoy our Scrap ‘N Stamp Turnabout Blog Hop, over the weekend? If you missed it, there’s still time! Be sure to CLICK HERE to see my post. Leave a comment too, because there will be a winner randomly selected from comments left on all of the hop posts, for a $50 Scrap ‘N Stamp Gift Certificate! I thought I’d carry over the fun from the Hop, with a way for you to stay cool, with the Cool Treats stamp set by Concord & 9th.
This time, I only used one of the large sentiments from the Cool Treats Turnabout stamp set. I did use lots of the dies from the coordinating Cool Treats die set, though.
How fun is this?! You get to create all of these different Popsicles and snow cones!
CARD DETAILS – BACKGROUND
I had fun colouring my die cuts with my Daniel Smith watercolours, but you can use any medium you like for colouring. You can even used different coloured cardstock, and skip the colouring all together! Let’s start with the background, first. Cut a panel of watercolour cardstock (if that’s the medium you’ll be using). With a clean brush, wet the front of the panel. Now, pick up your colour with the wet paintbrush, and do a wash onto the paper. I chose to use blue, for it’s cool, frosty feeling. Set this panel aside to dry on it’s own, while you work on your popsicles.
CARD DETAILS – IMAGES
Die cut all of the pieces from watercolour paper, using your die cutting machine and the Cool Treats dies. For the popsicle sticks, I first blended some Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink onto the paper, and then die cut the sticks.
Once your pieces are all die cut, have fun colouring them with any colours you want! I chose bright sunny colours, in pink, red, green, yellow and blue. After each piece had dried, I assembled the popsicles and snow cones. The pieces were attached using double-sided adhesive tape. For the popsicles, I created more dimension by adding Nuvo Crystal Glaze , to give the look of the ice melting. For the snow cones, the ‘chipped ice’ look was achieved by applying liquid glue, and then Brutus Monroe Glass Glitter – Pearl – on top. Be warned – this glass glitter is literally made of ground glass – so use a small spoon, or sprinkle it directly from the jar! (ask me why I know to do this next time!)
PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
Allow your glaze and the glitter to set up overnight. This will also ensure your watercolour background panel is completely dry. Now, set up the background panel in your MISTI, or other stamp platform. Because watercolour paper has some texture to it, you’ll want to stamp twice – which is why you should use the stamp platform! Stamp the sentiment from the Cool Treats Turnabout stamp set in Versamark ink. Cover it with white embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. You can see that my paper accidentally moved a bit on the 2nd stamping – but I think it adds to the frosty effect! (that’s what I’m going with, anyway!).
Now you can attach this panel to your bright yellow cardstock panel with foam tape, and then onto your card base. Finally, attach your popsicles and snow cones above and below the sentiment.
Above is a close up, so you can see the glass glitter and a bit of the glaze. Wouldn’t this be fun to use for a pool party invitation?!
STAY COOL WITH COOL TREATS!
Are you inspired to make your own cool treats? Of the paper kind, I mean! This set is such fun, and I’ve only made the 2 projects with it so far. I can’t wait to play some more 🙂 I’d love to hear what you think – just leave me a comment on this post. If you’re looking to do some supply shopping, I’ve included links below for you. Thanks for spending some time with me today – and don’t forget to leave your comment on the Blog Hop post, too! You can also join in the fun on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Facebook Challenge page – the theme for this month is “Christmas in July”! Just add your project, made in that theme, to the page, and you’re automatically entered for a chance to win the challenge prize!
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