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Video: Happy National Ice Cream Month!

by Hero Arts Info July 24, 2017

Hello, Jess here with a yummy sweet card to celebrate National Ice Cream month! I’m featuring the Color Layering Ice Cream set along with the Marble Bold Prints background stamp!

I Melt For You by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsWatch the video tutorial below to see how I created my card!

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To start, I inked the solid cone shape from Color Layering Ice Cream with Tea Dye Distress Ink, spritzed it with water, and stamped it on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I inked the second cone layer with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and stamped it onto the watercolor paper without spritzing. The first layer was still a little damp which allowed the top layer to bleed slightly for a more artsy watercolor look but it kept the definition of the layer. Next I inked the solid ice cream shape with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, spritzed it with water, and stamped it on the watercolor paper. I removed the stamp and immediately took a waterbrush and spread a line of water while the ink was still wet so that the distress ink would begin to spread along the line.

Then, while the ink was still damp, I inked the second ice cream layer with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and stamped it over the solid image without spritzing. Then I smooshed Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink onto my craft mat and used a waterbrush to create a melted puddle of ice cream at the base of the ice cream cone. Next I stamped the sentiment with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and took a tiny damp paintbrush and smeared the bottom of the sentiment with water to create the effect of melting. Finally to complete my ice cream cone I selectively inked just three chips with Cup O’ Joe ink and stamped those on the melted puddle. Then I inked up the entire stamp with Cup O’ Joe ink and stamped it over the ice cream scoop.

I Melt For You by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsI inked up the Marble Bold Prints background stamp all over with Shabby Shutters and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. After inking I spritzed it with water and pressed a piece of watercolor paper over it. I gently rubbed my fingers over the back of the watercolor paper to get a good impression and then lifted the paper. While that was drying I smeared Cup O’ Joe ink direct to paper on a scrap of cardstock to use as a divider between the ice cream panel and the background panel. I trimmed down the brown strip and the ice cream panel and adhered the brown strip behind the ice cream panel. Then I added foam mounting tape to the back of my ice cream panel and adhered it to the background panel.

I Melt For You by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsYou could use different colors of ink to create cherry chocolate chip, cookies and cream, or lemon sorbet…there are endless ways to customize your crafty ice cream! I hope my card inspires you to create some sweet themed cards of your own! Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic day! I hope you’ll get to enjoy an ice cream treat soon, too! ;)





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