This first project is a cute little gift bag! I decided to turn the little ice cream truck into a tag for this project. It’s just the right size for a tag on a party favor. I turned the little ice cream cones and popsicles into a tiny banner. How fun would that banner be on a cake tied between two skewers?! I paired it with one of the tags from the Mama Elephant Park Avenue die set.
I typed up my sentiment on a typewriter, but there are a couple of sentiments in the Everyday Punnies stamps that would work great for an ice cream themed card! Just stamp it , cut a rectangle around it and punch a hole.
You don’t need to have a tag die every time for your sentiment tags. Sometimes a quick rectangle or square that you cut using your rotary cutter works great! Stamp your sentiment and pick a shape that works. How cute would a triangle with a sentiment be for a little gift bag?!?
Gift Tag Supply List:
VersaFine Clair Ink Pad, Nocturne ---- watercolor safe ink for Zig watercolor markers
I Scream You Scream, Catherine Pooler Clear Stamps ---- ice cream truck stamp
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Framed Tags - Park Avenue ---- hot pink gift tag die
Dot Stripe Rainbow Petite Prints, Doodlebug 6 X 6 Paper Pad ---- hot pink gift tag cardstock
ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Marker, Set of 12 ---- watercolor markers
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Pad 9 X 12 ---- watercolor paper used for ice cream truck
Paper Pack, Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersole, Essentials by Ellen ---- similar paper for gift bag
For my second project, I made a card combining the Catherine Pooler stamp set with the Little Gentleman stamp set from Esstenials by Ellen. I started by stamping the little gentleman, the ice cream cone with two scoops and the flag. Then I masked off the top and bottom of the flag and stamped the single scoop ice cream cone onto it. I colored the images with Copic markers.
The card base hexagon opening was cut using a Mama Elephant stitched hexagon die. It’s one of my favorite die sets because it has a really great tag that I use often. I cut a piece of Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock down to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” to create the cloud background. It’s adhered to the inside front of the card base.
The cloud background was created with a cloud stencil and a few Catherine Pooler inks.
Catherine Pooler inks are really great for creating backgrounds, however I’d recommend a really light hand when using them for this purpose. I like using blender brushes like the Life Change brushes. I always start by tapping them on a piece of paper before applying the color to my project. It’s easy to add more saturation, impossible to remove. *laugh*
Card Supply List:
Neenah Cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 25 pk ---- card base
I Scream You Scream, Catherine Pooler Clear Stamps ---- ice cream cone images
Everyday Punnies by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen Clear Stamps ---- the sentiment
Leading Ladies - Little Gentleman by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps ---- the little boy & flag
Pastel Rainbow, Studio Katia Confetti ---- the sequins
My Favorite Things Stencils, Mini Cloud Edges ---- the cloud stencil
Mama Elephant Creative Cuts, Framed Tags - Hexastar ---- the hexagon opening
It's A Boy, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad ---- blue ink pad
Tiki Torch, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad ---- orange ink pad
Sweet Sixteen, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad ---- purple ink pad
Bellini, Catherine Pooler Ink Pad ---- peach ink pad
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