Honeycomb Happiness Meets Birthday Bouquet Ice Creams!

by Joanne James23. March 2016 20:20

The middle of the week has arrived - and a short week at that! Today I have a card to share with you for this week's challenge over at TGIF Challenge that also uses the sketch layout at Fab Friday:


I got such lovely comments on my card for last week's TGIF Challenge, that when I saw the badge for this week I just knew it was the perfect opportunity to get out the ice cream patterned paper in the Birthday Blossoms DSP and play along. Here is my card:

My card is a mix of mouth-watering ice-cream in pastel colours, with a little texture and another go at no-line watercolouring. Today's highlights include:

A sweet treat stamp and paper combination - The Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper has some gorgeous florals, but also includes a number of great alternative patterns that are perfect for a sweet celebration. I love these soft, watercoloured ice creams and decided to stamp one using the ice-cream stamp in the 'Honeycomb Happiness' Sale-A-Bration stamp set onto watercolour paper and coloured it using inks and my aquapainter to mirror those on the paper. I needed a small sentiment that wouldn't overwhelm my cone, so I trimmed the top part away for a better fit.

A colour combination that's good enough to eat - I love the combination of pale pink and pale green, with the warm brown of soft suede - the ice-creams combine these colours perfectly and the pink and brown make the perfect base for my card. Here's this colour combination if you would like to save it to use on your projects:


Waffle-y Versatile Stylish Stripes - I used the pastels for the horizontal stripes on my card and decided to use Soft Suede to mat my watercoloured image. I don't often use texture and embossing on my cards but decided to create a little more interest with a textured layer that emulated the cone of my ice cream. The Tiny Triangles or Zig Zag Textured Embossing Folders would have been good choices, but since I don't own either of those I embossed my cardstock twice with my trusty Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, embossing once then rotating my cardstock through 90 degrees and embossing again to give a criss-cross look. It works for me!

Here is today's visual summary of the key products used for you to save for easy reference:

I hope you like today's card. As I mentioned yesterday, today is the first day of the school holidays and when I returned from my drop-in Coffee and Card session at Bell of Northampton this morning (I'll be back to share the card we made today later in the week), Rebecca decided that having played outside all morning, she wanted to do something creative this afternoon. So what do you do when two of your greatest passions in life are Lego and craft? Well, you use your Lego Mindstorms to build a robot that you can programme to decorate your Easter eggs! We made a short video to show the results and I thought I'd share here as I thought the results were rather impressive:

Who said school holidays were boring? Not when you're 10 years old and a member of the James family, for sure!

Back tomorrow with this week's card for the new challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (14) -

WendieUnited States
3/23/2016 9:48:24 PM #

Beautiful, yummy card!  I appreciate how you label your summary.

Rochelle Blok
Rochelle BlokAustralia
3/24/2016 12:06:38 AM #

Great card Joanne. The colouring of your ice cream is stunnning and I love the gorgeous colour combo. SO pretty! Thanks for playing along this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

Mercedes weber
Mercedes weberUnited States
3/24/2016 3:55:27 AM #

Shazam! You have some awesome watercoloring skillz! Beautiful card & that robot is so cool!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/24/2016 4:09:09 AM #

WOWza!  The card was amazing...how DO you paint it so there aren't any outlines?  BUT...that robot stole the show, sorry!!!  What a fun idea!  I really liked the last design she used!  Very clever!

Cathy Caines
Cathy CainesCanada
3/24/2016 12:38:40 PM #

Wow, that legos and robots - totally amazing. This stuff intrigues me and I am really excited to see my kids love this stuff as much as I did.  Although nowadays the stuff is so much better!

Love your card but mostly the waffle is darling.  Thanks for playing at TGIF!

Holly S
Holly SUnited States
3/24/2016 2:12:48 PM #

Joanne, I love this no line watercoloring technique! I've yet to try it and WISH I had this set now - your lice cream looks so real! Such a great card! And the clipped sentiment was a great idea! Glad you joined us again at TGIF challengesSmile

Heather H
Heather HUnited States
3/24/2016 3:48:46 PM #

I think you nailed the sweetness, spot on, lol!  Great idea to pair that stamp with the DSP - I used the ice cream cone myself for the first time this week!  Thanks so much for sharing this cutie with us at Fab Friday!

krista frattin
krista frattinCanada
3/24/2016 9:30:15 PM #

That color combo IS good enough to eat! ~ Thank-you for taking the TGIF Challenge!

Amy Downing
Amy DowningUnited States
3/27/2016 7:16:46 AM #

Wow, this paper is gorgeous and classic with that stamp.  The cone looks AWESOME.  So yummy!  I really like that gray paneling and the incredibly colored cone!

Rebecca Mattfeldt
Rebecca MattfeldtGermany
3/27/2016 10:50:00 AM #

This card brings the spring into the new year. I like the colors you have chosen!

Brian King
Brian KingUnited States
3/28/2016 6:11:34 PM #

A perfect pairing of image and paper!  I love the colors you are working with, Joanne!  Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch!

Brenda Myers
Brenda MyersUnited States
3/31/2016 3:25:11 PM #

Very pretty card!!  Wonderful job on the ice cream cone!!  It looks real!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you for joining us at Fab Friday!!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
4/1/2016 1:03:43 PM #

What a "sweet" card!  Your no line watercoloring is fantastic, the cone looks good enough to eat!  Great thinking the the stripes embossing to have it look like the cone!  Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Mindy Backes
Mindy BackesUnited States
5/23/2016 7:39:11 PM #

This card is just so sweet Smile  I love the texture on the brown panel!  Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

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