Monday, July 6, 2015

Sweet Summer Cards by Barb

I know I shouldn't complain, but when you live just north of Seattle, 85° plus temperatures feel like an insult. And that's what we've been dealing with for a while, with seeming no end in sight. So, while I'm busy wishing for cooler days, I'm also craving those wonderful tasty treats of Summer.

Those treats are my inspiration for this week's project, a set of note cards.

For the cherries, I began with a thin layer of gesso just to make the colors pop a little more. I painted the leaves with green irRESISTibles spray - I simply unscrewed the cap and used my finger to "paint" it on. I dabbed on StazOn Black Cherry and Claret, then I slathered on some Rock Candy crackle paint. Once that dried, I dabbed on a little more of the StazOn Claret. 

The ice cream cone was so easy and so much fun! I really love how it turned out. I began by sponging Distress Ink on the cone part, then used a stencil and darker ink to create the waffle cone look. For the ice cream part, I glooped (if you're a crafter, you know that's a real word!) on some white Neon Amplify. I let it dry for a few minutes then hit it with the heat wand to make it puff up. To give it even more of a frozen treat look, I smeared some Picket Fence Stickles onto the bumps.

To make the popsicles, I began with a coat of gesso (leaving the holders just as they were, since they already kind of look like popsicle sticks). I used StazOn Studio Glaze and once it was dry, smeared on a little Creative Medium in iridescent green and purple. I also outlined them with Stickles just to give them a little more depth.

The lemonade pieces also started out with a coat of gesso. For the pitcher, I slathered on silver Creative Medium. When it dried, I painted on some Rock Candy crackle paint. When that layer dried, I smeared a lighter shade of acrylic silver into the cracks. I liberally dabbed yellow Radiant Neon ink on the lemon. Without waiting for it to dry, I spritzed it with yellow irRESISTibles spray. Once it was completely dry, I dotted it with yellow Stickles to give it a more pocked look.

Now if you'll pardon me, I'm off in search of ice cream!

Gina's Designs Product Used

Other Products Used

Print Pattern rubber stamp by Stampin' Up!

Ranger Distress Ink

Tsukineko StazOn Ink

Tsukineko StazOn Studio Glaze

Imagine Crafts irRESISTibles

Imagine Crafts Creative Medium

Imagine Crafts Neon Amplify

Imagine Crafts Radiant Neon Ink

Ranger Distress Stickles

Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint

Liquid Pearls



Baker's Twine

Teardrop Rhinestones


  1. barb, your cards look delicious!! Did you find an ice cream? What flavor? I fancy Orange Pineapple is the summer!

    1. I tend to go with anything coffee flavored. I had to wait a couple of days, but I did get some! Thanks!!