Saturday, June 11, 2011

You Melt My ♥

Hello friends. Today I have a fun card I made for the Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger challenge. Not only does the card complement the inspiration photo (See Cosmopolitan Neapolitan photo below ), but it's very timely! Ohio's weather is crazy lately. We went from a cold, miserable winter, to six weeks of rain and accompanying thunderstorms, to record-breaking high temps. I must say I prefer the high temps, but I miss the mild spring weather. IMHO, the best way to cool off in the hot humid weather is a big old bowl of ice cream. Those of you who know me personally, know that I loooooove ice cream. When asked, "What's your favorite food?" my reply is always ice cream!!

So without further adieu, I present to you my card, appropriately named "You Melt My ♥":

Inspiration: Cosmopolitan Neapolitan
Believe it or not, I don't own an ice cream stamp, so I created the sundae with my Silhouette die cutting machine. The scoops of ice cream were easy to make. I created an oval and some smaller circles and welded them together. The dish was actually a free download I found on the Paper Craft Magazine web site. I imported it into my machine and turned it into a cut file.  I also created the melted goo in my machine, but if you don't have a die cutting machine, MS sells a fun punch called Drippy Goo that would work, too. The word melt is made from a font I found called Schlop. It's perfect for this!! (Warning: Do not use Schlop in red unless you want a scary card that looks like dripping blood!)

If you look closely, you'll see that the ice cream and the words on the card have a pearly finish. That's because I used Liquid Pearls on them. I noticed the frozen treats in the inspiration piece had a glazed look, as if they were starting to melt. I wanted to achieve the same effect, but since paper doesn't melt, I had to use the Liquid Pearls to make it look melted! I also followed the color palette in the inspiration photo, using cream, pink and brown. And, of course, the frozen treat in the pic was the inspiration for the ice cream! Thanks for looking and enjoy!!


Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, cute! I love the drippy goo punch - perfect for the ice cream :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Annette! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)


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