Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Brooke's Ice Cream Card

My daughter Brooke is 8 years old and shares my love of crafting. We love to spend time together coming up with lots of creations. When I was scanning the current challenges I was so excited about 2 that I came across. The first is at SUO Challenges. For this challenge we are to create a card or 3D item with kids in mind. SOOO, I had Brooke pick out her favorite stamp set and colors and help me come up with our latest creation. When I saw the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches I knew this would work PERFECTLY.

Brooke's favorite colors are Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade. She loves to use the Mouthwatering stamp set and emboss with all the different scents. For this card I used the Vanilla scented embossing powder and her question was,"Why did you use vanilla when the ice cream is Blueberry flavored?" I told her because we could do anything we wanted to! :) She like that answer!
For the focal image I layered several times.First I used the Apothecary Framelits and sponged the Tempting Turquoise around the edge to make it pop a bit more. Then I used the large scallop circle and punch out a piece of Glossy white card stock that I sponged Frost White Shimmer paint on then sponged on Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade. it gives it an iridescent appearance. The ice cream cone I attached with dimensionals. I had fun placing the strips of paper "randomly." I thought this gave a whimsical feels to the card. I added the Cherry Cobbler heart to help the red cherry blend in.
When we were done Brooke said,"Mom...this is more like a teenager card!" I think that meant she really liked it! Thanks for the great challenges! I had lots of fun!!


  1. Your daughter is a smart cookie! I love that you two craft together, and her color choices are two of my faves, too! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges! I hope you two will play along with us again!

  2. Great card Aimee! Love all those stripes and the fun, bright colors. Such a great teenager card!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. What an adorable card! It is indeed a fabulous "teenager" card! I love the texture! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. This is a great card Aimee .... love the colours you've used and love the layers and detailing ... great job!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  5. You and Brooke make a great team! This is such fun!! And it is a great teenager (or any kid) card! Glad you joined us this week at SUO Challenges!

  6. Lots of great detail here! Love the die-cut in the background, and I love little heart hiding in there! Thanks for joining SUO Challenges.

  7. Definitely super cute! The blue ice cream reminds me of the blue snowcones I used to get when I was a kid! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge!