April 17, 2016

Ice Cream Man

Hello There!! Thanks for joining me today--It's me Shari with you on this lovely Sunday!  Today, I'm sharing the card I featured during last month's New Release Blog Hop that I made using our new Ice Cream Shoppe and Grunge Elements stamp sets.

 Let me show you a little bit of what I did--

I'm loving the new Ice Cream Shoppe stamp set--the images are so fun and kitschy! 

Inspired by my (artistically awesome!) fellow AO DTmate Tracy, I used a piece of acetate to apply color to my background panel.  I smooshed Distress Inks directly onto the acetate, spritzed with water, then pressed down onto a piece of mixed-media paper. 

Using the same colors of Distress Inks that I colored the background with, I stamped the water rings and speckles images from our New Grunge Elements onto the water colored panel. 

Here's a close-up of the background with those wonderful water rings and speckles!  I ended up adding polka dots and paint lines to the background just to add a little additional interest and texture. 

Behind the scenes, I stamped this happy 'Ice Cream Man', the two ice cream treats and the quote onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival.  I water colored the treats and the man with Distress Markers and my water brush. 

I painted the cherries on top with a touch of DAM Pyrrole Red acrylic, heat set then dabbed a dot of Diamond Glaze over the paint to create the dimension and shine of an itty bitty little maraschino cherry--YUM!

I ran the panel through my sewing machine to add the stitched border then adhered all of the fussy cut elements onto the background with matte Decou-Page and  attached the finished panel to a pink card base. 

Thanks again for joining me today!  Oh, before I forget--we're half way through our monthly Show Us Your AO Art Challenge for April.  Get your AO creations in by 11:55pm CDT April 30th for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code towards the purchase of Artistic Outpost stamps!  Come On--Show Us Your AO Art!! 

Designer: Shari Trumbull


Coco said...

Great card Shari! Love your background technique, and how you made the cherry on top of your ice cream, yum!!! The whole is very beautiful! Coco xox

butterfly said...

Fabulous colours, and I do love the look of those Grunge Elements.
Alison x

Aimeslee W. said...

Yummy card! xoxo

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Coco!! I stole the background technique from Tracy and I couldn't resist making that cherry look like a yummy cherry!! :) :) Thanks so much for coming by, Coco!! Bisous to you!! XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Alison! Thanks so much for visiting here!! I love the new Grunge Elements stamps--I don't think I've made an AO card without it! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Shari Trumbull said...

Hi Aimeslee & Thank You!! I LOVE ice cream!! :) :) XOXO-Shari