Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ice Cream Shaker

Hello!  I know, can you believe it?  Three days in a row. :) I haven't been this excited about a card in a long time.  Paulina of Pretty Pink Posh announced that she was going to host a Sequin Shaker Blog Hop bout a month ago.

I think shaker cards are oodles of fun, so I really wanted to participate.  As I looked at the inspiration photo for Curtain Call's Confetti Crush Challenge, the confetti filled cones reminded me of ice-cream cones, and that is what inspired my card.  Plus I feel like sequins are a natural interpretation of confetti, so it seemed to be the perfect pairing of challenges.  Plus the polka dots helped with the confetti feel...at least in my opinion.  (Sadly, though, I didn't get the card posted in time and Curtain Call's Challenge is closed.)  I wanted the shaker element to take center stage, so I kept the layout CAS and am happy that it works for this week's Simon Says Stamp Keep It Clean & Simple Wednesday Challenge. 
This card took a long time to make, but it's one that I think I could recreate in half the time or less from what I learned in the process. The die cutting was the trickiest because the ice cream scoop and cone are all one die, so I had to do a lot of partial cuts, but it was totally worth it.  I was also reminded of how much I love Pretty Pink Posh's sequins and Winnie & Walter's The Big, the Bold, and the Happy sentiment set -- both of which I feel like could be paired with just about anything.  And I just love how this card turned out!  This will probably be one that I send my sister because she saves all of my cards, which is fun because then I can look at them later. It's a great way to part with those "hard to part with" cards. :)

Supplies
Stamps: PTI (Polka Dot Basics, Sweet As Can Be), Winnie & Walter (The Big, the Bold, and the Happy)
Ink: PTI (aqua mist, kraft, lemon tart), VersaMark
Paper: Michael's (shimmery velum), PTI (aqua mist, lavender moon, lemon tart, white)
Other: PTI (Fabulous Frames die, Sweet As Can Be die, clear case), Pretty Pink Posh (sparkling clear sequins), SU! (white embossing powder)

47 comments:

  1. I love how this came out too!
    Excellent!
    Sandra ltb

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  2. I really like the ice cream idea - never would I have thought of that. Your card is really cute.

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  3. OMG!!!! Lindsey, I am so smitten with this 'sweet' card! Fabulous idea!!!!!

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  4. what a great design for a card. Love the icecream

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  5. Mmmm... sweeeet!!! Can I take one??

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  6. Wow- this is such a fun card- who does not love ice cream--and a shaker card!! Love it!

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  7. An Ice cream shaker...how SWEET!

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  8. Oh my, Lindsey ... this is brilliant ... fun, ingenious, clever ... and downright fabulous! Anita :)

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  9. Yummy card Lindsey!! Makes me smile!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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  10. Love, love your card! Never thought to use an ice cream cone for a shaker card but it is so cool looking! Ice cream and sequins-who can ask for more?! Hugs

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    1. :) Hi, Laura! I tried to stop by your blog, but couldn't leave a comment. Thanks so much for your comment here. I adored the two shakers you entered into the blog hop...especially the second with it's very eclectic mix of sequins.

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  12. that is so sweet!!! in so many ways. great share.

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  13. I'm with you - the second card was much easier! I very much like both this card and the one you did next! I love the sparkly sequins to make the ice cream extra frosty! It's a great interpretation of BOTH challenges!

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  14. This is such an adorable card! I love the use of colors and the way you used the die was clever!

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  15. This is so clever, Lindsey! An ice cream shaker--two treats in one! I love it!

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  16. Cute card, love your design!

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  17. I really like how you did this card. It is so "sweet".

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  18. this is such a cute card! i love the layers of ice cream. so fun.

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  19. Super cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Curtain Call!!

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  20. Look at you! This is delicious and too cute! Too bad you didn't make it in time for CC.

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  21. That turned out lovely, even if it took a while. Very nice!

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  22. That turned out lovely, even if it took you a while! I like the banner you used, too.

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  23. Awwww this is really sweet card!!

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  24. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

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  25. Very cute--love the ice cream cut outs.

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  26. Super fun card. I have a ice cream die and you have inspired me to try one of my very own. TFS

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  27. Ah, Lindsey, your shaker card is as sweet as you are. And yummy, too!! Hugs, Darnell

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  28. So cute! Love the sequins in the ice cream scoops!

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  29. Oh, that is the sweetest card, I love the ice-cream shape

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  30. This is super fun !! love the ice cream shaker idea :)

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  31. Such a cool card... what a great idea to use the ice cream die's!

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  32. Such a neat card! I love the way the ice cream scoops are angled, like they're threatening to tip off the cone! Creates a nice dynamism. Now I'm getting hungry--drats. :) Anyway, thanks so much for sharing this!

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  33. OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  34. Gorgeous card Lindsey, I love how you've used the die,
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Mandy xx

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  35. Love your unique take on a shaker card... Perfectly yummy. X

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  36. This is adorable! Such a fun image to use for a shaker!

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  37. Oh my goodness--I missed this post & I have to say this is a winner! Genius idea & perfectly implemented! My sis keeps all the cards I send, too--extra bonus to have loving family who appreciates what we do!

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