Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ice Cream Card


I am so proud of this card!!!  I had an overwhelming sense of accomplishment when I finished this project.  I made this card for Fantabulous Cricut's Challenge Me Monday Contest.  The challenge was to make a project incorporating ice cream, cold drinks or just any cool treat.  It took me a couple days to get it right but I finally got it finished up last night and so I wanted to share it with you all today!!!
I started with a 5.5"x8.5" piece of card stock folded in half for the base of my card.  It was a piece of brown from The Paper Company's Natural Fashion Colors value pack.  Then I cut a piece of dark orange from the same pack at 5 1/4" x 4" and used it for my first layer on the card.  I attached it using my ATG gun.
Then I used a piece of paper from DCWV Animal Crackers matstack and cut the bowl.  The bowl is from the Cricut cartridge "Create a Critter" and I cut it at 3" using the real dial size button.  Also from this cartridge I cut the banana at 2.5" using the real dial size button.  The scoops of ice cream I cut using the "Stretch Your Imagination" cartridge and I cut them at 1.5" and the cherry was cut proportional to them.  They were all cut using The Paper Company's Fashion Colors value packs, Natural, Pastels and Earth's Garden.
I used mono-adhesive to attach the cherry to the ice cream and then ice cream and banana to the bowl.  Then I used some 3D-Dots to attach the whole thing to the card.
I took the leftover piece of paper from cutting the bowl and cut it into a 5 1/4"x 1 3/4" strip and place it just a little bit away from the top of the dark orange paper using my ATG gun.  I ran a piece of blue Grosgrain ribbon where the strip of paper and the dark orange meet to break it up and incorporate the blue from the bowl into the rest of the card.  I used a mono-adhesive to attach the green scoop of ice cream to the card and then used a "My Pink Stamper" stamp from her "Birthday Crazy" pack for the "It's your day!"  

Again I absolutely love the way this card turned out!!!  It was a great feeling to challenge my creativeness and succeed, whether I win the challenge or not, I'm really proud of myself!!!!  I'm looking forward to some new challenges!!!
Happy Crafting!!!!

8 comments:

  1. What a great card :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

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  2. This is so cute!! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

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  3. Very cute card...love those sweet faces! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at FCCB!

    http://nonnascraftcorner.blogspot.com/

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  4. That is so creative!! I love the Banana Split Party on that card!! Love it!! Great JOb!!
    Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

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  5. Well this is just too cute. It's the happiest banana split I have ever seen. :) I love your colour choices too. Awesome card.
    Nita
    www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

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  6. What a CUTE card. Thank you for playing with us at FCCB. =)

    Happy Craftin'!
    Jewels
    http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/

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  7. This is adorable, but I couldn't bite into that little banana staring back at me! LOL Great job!
    Thanks for joining us at FCCB!
    Lisa

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  8. WOW!!!! Thank you all so much for the kudos on my card!!! I have view your blogs and it means a lot from such talented people!!!! This was my first challenge and I was a little scared, but your support has eliminated that fear!!

    Thank you all soooo much!!!!

    Happy Crafting!!!!

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