Wednesday 18 July 2012

Bluebirds + Ice-Creams = Summer :)


Welcome back for Day 2 of The Craft's Meow July Release Sneaky Peeks!!!

The Craft's Meow

I'm super duper excited about today's sneak peeks as I get to share two more fabulous sets with you, one of which designed by myself!

First up is a super sweet set by Mabelle Ramirez-Ortiz called 'Sweet Taste of Summer'. As soon as I saw the large cute image of a gal having a picnic, I knew I wanted to fussy cut elements from it to create my own li'l scene:


This is a diddy 3x3 card. I couldn't resist the cute birdie and loved the idea of him perched on the picnic basket (hopefully there's no worms in there for him to eat though!) I'm also going to enter this into the Moxie Fab World Stamp It! Challenge - Hello Category.

Edited to add: Now I can show you the large stamp this scene was created from as the set is available for purchase!  

Our next set is called 'One Scoop or Two?' and is designed by me! (I still have to pinch myself to say that y'know!) This set captures what summer means to me: ice-cream! Hee!

Edited to add: I can now show you the whole set - yay! :D

One Scoop or Two? allows you to custom design your ice-creams to your heart's content - as many scoops as you can handle! Want a cherry on top? Sprinkles? Sauce? A chocolate flake? You can have it! You may even want to add a smiley face!

For my project I went for a classic Neopolitan combo of scoops with a glossy cherry on top:

Cherry on Top

To explain how the set works I've come up with a kinda step-by-step tutorial.

The first thing you want to do when you get this set it to create a mask of the scoop. This will make using the set fabulous for one-layered stamping should you not be in the mood to fussy cut. I simply stamped the outline scoop on a sticky post-it and cut it out (and I now keep it stuck inside my set for future inky sessions!)


You'll notice the set comes with the image of an outline scoop with the top missing. No, that's not a fault with the set, it's a masking scoop! This baby allows you to stack as many scoops as you desire!

Step 1

Seeing as I want 3 scoops to my ice-cream, I simply line up the same stamp and place on top of my first scoop.

Step 2

For my final scoop I use the full-outline image of a scoop.

Step 3

Now for the cone - afterall - how are you going to hold that tower of ice-creamy goodness? :)

For the cone you need to place the mask you created earier on top of the bottom cone.

Step 4

Next, pick your cone (there's a choice with this set!) and stamp, allowing the top of the cone to stamp over the bottom scoop with the mask on.

Step 5

To finish, remove the mask!

Step 6

Scrummy! :)

Fancy a chance of winning either one of these sets featured today? Well get your commenting hat on and visit the TCM Blog for your chance (comments must be left by 9pm PST tonight!)

Thanks so much for stopping by here today!


Lynn said...

Love the sweet little picnic basket on the first and your scoops of ice cream look divine...I'd go for all vanilla with a fudge crunch on top :) Quick question for you Aimes...did you glossy accent the scoops too?

Geri said...

Nice set, Amy!! Love the subtle shadowing of your ice cream and the shiny cherry! And the sweet little bluebird with the 'hello' sentiment is adorable!!

Maureen said...

hmm, this icecream would be perfect for breakfast, Duchess! And what a clever addition to add the one with no top, for stacking! Marshmallow Fluff would be a good topping! Another hit!

Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful cards, love the clean and simple but sweet designs!

Kara Lynne said...

What a happy little birdie hello scene. Congrats on this new ice cream set, so versatile and clever!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

That first card is so sweet and I love your ice cream cones! Great masking and love the glossy cherry! Can't wait to see the full set!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are fabby, Aimes! I love your new set and had so much fun making my little cones! :) Brilliant cards!!

Adrienne Crist said...

Darling stamp set! Wonderful job!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

thanks so much for the pictures on how to do this! Love the turn out!

Nad├Ęge said...

Sweet sets! Love the birdie, it's so cute.

Karen B. said...

You had me pulling out that first set to see if there really was a bird in there! Wow, awesome use of the set. And your cones are just adorable.

Venus and Luanne @ Sisters Craft Cafe said...

wonderful yummy card! love the ice cream scoop combi on your card. Delicious!


Clare said...

Sweet cards, love the new ice cream cones set! Adorable!

~amy~ said...

I love your sweet new set!!!! So many possibilities!!!

Arent you clever with the basket?!!!!!

Marion said...

Congrats on designing your own set! Wow...very sweet indeed! Love your cards - especially the bird perched on the basket. Too cute for words.

Wida said...

Simple, yet the coloring gives it so much dimension. It is CAS superb

Jenny said...

Ice cream is just what makes me think of summer too!!
Such a brilliant stamp set Aimes and you've made it so versatile too with all the options :0)
Love your triple decker scoop.
Jenny x

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Aimes! Thanks for linking this up to the Hello Card Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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