Welcome back again today! I hope it’s nicer in your neck of the woods than mine! It feels like Fall here. I could see my breath in the air last night as I walked one of my Sleepless Stamper team members outside after our team meeting. Not what we expect here when it’s not even mid-August yet!
I was hoping to keep with the momentum of sharing with all of you after we just finished up our 10 day blog hop showcasing our Artisan entries so I came back today to share one of my swaps from convention with you! Maybe this will make it feel a litte more like summer too?!
When I saw the new in colors, they instantly reminded me of Neapolitan Ice Cream. I definitely have a couple of favorite colors from the collection (Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana), but when the whole collection is piled up, I can’t hep but want an ice cream cone! So, I ran with that theme and came up with this card to use for a few swaps I participated in (my team swap, a pre-convention mail-in swap and one convention swap, thankfully no overlap of participants)… I really liked how it came together so I was happy with how it worked out that I was able to share it with so many stampers! I hope they liked it!
You may notice some trends that I really like, banners & distressing and I love layers!
For the ice cream scoops (from the Cupcake Punch), I wanted to add a little extra detail so I stamped the scoops first with the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge! I love that new set!
It’s weird not to link up to a next and back button for you today so that you can follow along with a blog hop. Instead, I’ll connect you to the 10 day blog hop of the 10 Artisan Finalists. They have some fabulous talent and amazing projects to share with you! I can’t wait to follow along myself. Be sure to share some love by commenting to tell them how much you are inspired! I know I was and am really looking forward to reading about all of the details of their creations! You can start here, with Amy O’Neill, then follow along with the buttons in their posts to hop through all 10 finalists!
Supplies: Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Coastal Cabana CS, Crumb Cake CS, Baked Brown Sugar CS, Pistachio Pudding CS, Strawberry Slush CS, Crisp Cantalope CS & 2013-2015 In-color DSP Stamps & Ink: In-color 2013-2015 collection of classic ink (stamped on corresponding cardstock), Fabulous Phrases, Gorgeous Grunge Accessories: Linen Thread, Dazzling Diamonds Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots TIEF, Square Lattice TIEF, Petite Pennants Builder Punch & Cupcake Builder Punch Other: Stapler