May 19 2010

May Tour de Freaks!

Woohoo!   It's here!  The May Tour de Freaks!  I can't wait to see what these fabulous girls have done…what about you?  You've just arrived from my friend, Lisa Martz's Blog…aren't her projects wonderful?  LOVE that Tropical Party set and Island Oasis paper!


Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Scoops is a favorite of mine from the Summer Mini!  My Technique Class did this card earlier this month using an old favorite technique…SHAVING CREAM!  Doesn't the background just remind you of some melted ice cream?  And…a double scoop of Vanilla and Strawberry ice cream on a sugar cone!  Yummy!


If you haven't done the Shaving Cream Background, it is very simple!  I use an old cookie sheet, spread regular shaving cream on it (I use unscented) and then place a few drops of 2-3 complimentary reinkers in the shaving cream, swirl around with a spoon and then place your Whisper White cardstock on top of the mixed shaving cream.  Lift off the cardstock, take a spatula and scrap off the extra shaving cream…it leaves behind a beautiful marbled look on the cardstock!  I used the reinker colors of Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink and Barely Banana.  Let it dry, then layer on the base card of Pretty in Pink.  I stamped the Cone with Creamy Caramel Classic Ink on Whisper White and the first scoop with Pretty in Pink.  I stamped the Barely Banana scoop of ice cream on scrap paper, cut it out and adhered on top of the bottom scoop.    I layered it on Pretty in Pink cardstock, then Certainly Celery.  Across the top I used the Scallop Edge Punch on a piece of Barely Banana cardstock, and wrapped Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon around it and tied with a knot.  I finished by stamping the greeting with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.


You may remember for March's Tour de Freaks, I did a carrot made from the Large Scallop Circle Die.  I decided that I could use the same thing to make an Ice Cream Cone!  I cut the large Scallop Circle die from Creamy Caramel cardstock, then ran it thru the Big Shot with my Square Lattice Impressions Folder to give it a waffle look.   I wrapped it into a funnel and secured with Sticky Strip.  I used some of the left over Shaving Cream paper I made above and punched the Scallop Circle from it.  I also punched So Saffron and Pretty in Pink Scallop Circles.  I adhered them to the inside.   I added the Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon in a box on the front.  Then used my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Marker to stamp the "Have a sweet celebration" on Whisper White and punched with the Wide Oval punch.  I highlighted the sweet with So Saffron marker and sponged the edges with Pretty in Pink.  I think this turned out CUTE!  I haven't seen an ice cream cone done with the Scallop Circle.  Inside I filled with Tropical Jelly Belly candies!  FUN!


Next stop is the fabulous, Mary Brown!  I know you'll love her projects!

19 People have left comments on this post

May 19, 2010 - 09:05:54
Mary Brown said:

Boy…using the Lattice folder really makes that look like a real ice cream cone.  LOVE IT!  What a great idea to put those things together.

May 19, 2010 - 09:05:49

I LOVE that icecream cone! So cute! I can see that splashed all over the net in the next few months! Bravo!

May 19, 2010 - 11:05:27

The Shaving Cream technique is perfect for the scoops cards!  Love the cone too!!

May 20, 2010 - 07:05:33

Yummy ice cream cone Connie. 

May 20, 2010 - 08:05:01

What a great idea to use the lattice for an ice cream cone!  Very clever.

May 20, 2010 - 08:05:28
Wendy W. said:

Well DANG, Connie-Girl … that ice cream card looks good enough to EAT … and your jellybean holder IS good enough to eat (too bad I can't come over and help you out with that!!)!!  Perfecta again, friend! 🙂

May 20, 2010 - 09:05:14
Pam Browne said:

Oh, what a wonderful use for the shaving cream technique!  Awesome!

May 20, 2010 - 10:05:51
Cindy Major said:

Oh, how I love the ice cream cone idea!!! And the new embossing folder gives it just the perfect texture!!

May 20, 2010 - 10:05:37

I love that "melted ice cream" look!  Very clever! 

May 20, 2010 - 10:05:38
Kimberly S. said:

Ooooooo I love the "waffle" cone!!!!  That embossing folder is the best!!

May 20, 2010 - 11:05:26
Brenda Hugar said:

Love the projects — the shaving cream background is just plain gorgeous and the ice cream cone is super.  Thanks for sharing.

May 20, 2010 - 11:05:19
LeeAnn Greff said:

As usual, your projects are unique & inspiring.  I haven't seen shaving cream done for awhile now so that was a great reminder! 
And your cone – what can I say?  Maybe that is what they had in mind for it – it's just so perfect!

May 20, 2010 - 02:05:43
Lisa Martz said:

Cute projects!  Love how the shaving cream background looks like melted ice cream!

May 20, 2010 - 02:05:25
Carol Carriveau said:

WONDERFUL….thanks for sharing the sharing cream technique …. and want to make that cone tonite!!!    Have a great niece celebrating 7 years young and this would be a fun extra treat!

May 20, 2010 - 03:05:17
gail etchie said:

What an adorable ice cream cone made of scallops!

May 20, 2010 - 08:05:44

Fabulous projects, Connie!  Love the shaving cream technique.  The lattice is awesome as a cone!  Very cool.  TFS!

May 21, 2010 - 05:05:40
jackie watson said:

I just love this stamp set too. I must admit it has been awhile since I have done the shaving cream technique., but your card is goreous and I love the ice cream cone filled with jelly beans. Thanks for sharing your projects.

May 22, 2010 - 06:05:07
deborah345 said:

Love the soft colored swirls of the shaving cream backgd technique with the use of ice cream themed stamps – very nice  – very pretty.

May 22, 2010 - 09:05:24

Connie you are so clever and creative! Your idea for the waffle cone is brilliant! And I love the card too!