In celebration of Summer finally arriving (along with my hay fever - thanks for that) I had a play with one of my stamp sets from the Summer Mini that shock, horror and shame, I hadn't inked up yet! So here's to Stampin' Up! Mouthwatering finally seeing the light of day:
It's a gorgeous set of four stamps featuring an ice lolly, a bunch of cherries, an ice cream and a slice of water melon. Today I'm featuring cards made with the ice lolly to help cool me down. I'm seriously melting here.
I love this photo - not only does it show off the fabulous Stampin' Up! Sweet Shop Designer Papers, the Melon Mambo ink and the oh so glossy triple embossing - it also shows how easy it is to get a piece of blue fluff slap in the middle of your embossing.
Here's the card in full:
The card base is Sahara Sand and as I mentioned the papers are the Sweet Shop series. I love these as two of them are seriously embossed and have a fabulous texture to them. My sentiment here is from You're Cherished. I had the scalloped semi circle already in my drawer of leftovers. it's in Regal Rose and is from the Petal Cone Die.
Here's the next card:
It's the same but different, this time I've done the ice lolly in Pool Party. It's really easy to do, ink up the stamp with Versamark and then pop Pool Party ink on the top and stamp. Sprinkle the image with Clear Embossing Powder and use the Heat Tool to melt the powder. Before it has chance to cool, sprinkle on more embossing powder and heat again. Continue until the image is up to your own standard of glossiness. I cut my lolly out and layered it on another stamped image. The sentiment here is from Something Sweet.
Made in the same way but this time with two lolly pops on - I like this one best I think. This time the sentiment is from Crazy for Cupcakes. I must use that set more often.
Here are all the cards together:
Right I'm off to keep Commander Chaos and Major Mayhem off the poor National Grid chaps who are currently moving our gas meter and inlet pipe with much assistance / interference from said mini beasts!