Are you all loving the new Occasions catalogue? I am! So many things to inspire. I have made quite a number of cards using the Cool Treats Suite and I’ll be sharing more of them over the coming weeks. For the cards below, I have stuck with the colour scheme featured in the catalogue (Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Peakaboo Peach, Pool Party, and Watermelon Wonder). You don’t have to, of course! The main reason I did was because I stamped up a whole pile of images in one go and decided it would be best to have them match the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.
Once again I am sharing two designs which are VERY similar. All that I have changed is the dominant colour and I’ve angled the ice creams. I’d love to know which design you prefer.
Here’s the first card…
Can you spy the texture of the card background? All I did to create this was stamp the cone stamp repeatedly over the background. I used Watermelon Wonder so it tied nicely with the card itself – not too overpowering. The blue watercolour on the main panel is just Pool Party watered down and swiped over the cardstock. Don’t be too heavy handed as it is not watercolour paper. You don’t want it to pill or ruin the cardstock. A little bit of water is fine though!
Now while I liked this card design, I thought I might change it up a little. The use of Pool Paper really gives it a different look. Once again I used one of the cones stamp to give the cardstock a look of texture. This time I decided to angle the ice creams too.
Here’s the card…
So can you tell which one is my favourite? I have to say that it is the second one. This type of card is super simple to create but it looks so cute! If you stamp up a lot of images at the one time you can relatively quickly create a whole set of cards ready for when you need them.
Don’t forget there is still time to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion! For every $90 AUD you spend (before shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. And who doesn’t like free stamping supplies?!
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