It's spring break and the Lad is home from university. That means, it's whirlwind of activity around here as working several full days at the old fashioned soda shoppe in town. He's been working there since high school and it's great he can pick up hours and see old friends when he's home. He comes home sticky and covered in ice cream and hot fudge, but he enjoys the busy pace and easy banter found there.
I thought I'd celebrate his being home with an ice cream week. TheCool Treats bundle is the perfect set to whip up some calorie-free frozen favorites. Today, we're focusing on popsicles, using only the Cool Treats Stamp Set. Also known as ice pops, ice lollies we can all agree on, they're great on a hot day!
I saw this original design from New Zealand demonstrator, Jacque Williams. She originally used the Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders to deboss, or create a valley, to resist the ink on her cardstock. I loved how she used all the tones and colors to create a mouth-watering image. The one in the center must be kiwi flavored, don't you think?
I thought it looked great, but since I don't yet have those embossing folders, I had to improvise. I grabbed my Mint Macaron Glimmer Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure and used the same colors that Jacque had in her second example in order to get my creative juices flowing.
Then, knowing I had a request for a masculine ice cream card at an upcoming class, I got to playing with some different color combinations. My first one, using Cherry Cobbler, Rich Razzleberry, and So Saffron made me think of a cool and refreshing pitcher of Sangria. T
The Hubs said it was nice, but not quite masculine enough. He suggested more oranges and greens. So next, came my tropical margarita card.
This cool treat is even prettier in person. Finally, I decided to try something completely different. After all, who doesn't need ice cream on the 4th of July?
It's just amazing what a few color changes can do to a card isn't it? It's hard to pick a favorite. It's a toss up between the tropical margarita and the patriotic popsicle. Which one do you like best?