Beat the Heat with Cold Treats
Hi readers! Welcome back to our monthly feature with the fantastic Debby Hughes who shows us new and creative ways to stretch our crafting supplies! This month she’s tempting us with a sweet treat! This yummy looking treat reminded me of Neapolitan Ice Cream! Who’s hungry?!
Grab a snack, come back, and read on!
Hi Debby here, with a look at stretching those supplies. Last month I used the ice cream cone from Cone Building to create trees, well this month I’m turning the leaf/tree from the Nature die set in to an ice cream!
This is a really simple change to make – cut the die from white card, place a strip of washi across the middle, blend Dark Chocolate ink into the top, Hot Lips along the bottom with a touch of Khaki for the stick then remove the washi to reveal your lolly. Here in the UK we call this type of lolly a Fab and it has sprinkles on the top. Is that what you call them too? To represent the sprinkles I coated the Dark Chocolate area in Ranger Multi Medium Matte and dunked into Distress Glitter before adding a sequin and a couple of beads.
The lolly is mounted on a Hello Sunshine Frame cut from white card and mounted over a piece of Simple Stories paper from the August Card Kit. Also from that kit is an October Afternoon puffy sticker as well as the delicious Tropical Bay shimmer card cut with a Stitched Rectangle. I tucked in the sun from the Hello Sunshine Frame die set blended with Sunshine ink and finished off with a few sequins :D
Try letting your eyes wander over your supplies to see what else jumps out at you other than their intended use and really stretch your stash. Hope you are enjoying your summer and that the sun will still be with us when I’m back next month!
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I am ever amazed, but never surprised by your ‘change-ups’, Debby … brilliant as always! I remember calling these Paddle Pops as a kid … I think because of the flat, wooden handle? Would be ‘Fab’ for anyone to receive your card!
Very clever idea!
Another great idea and card from debby. Love to see her creations.
Love how that Aqua background makes your Popsicle really pop.
I know I say it all the time but Debby is so smart, clever and creative! Love this ADORABLE card!
Love the fun summer card! Can’t believe summer is almost over and school is starting in a week!!!
Love the creativity, Debby. When I see a leaf, somehow that’s all I see. Good to inspire us to think outside the box!
Very cool idea…thanks for the inspiration!
I like that yummy summer treat on a stick!
Cool (haha) idea, turning the leaf into an ice cream bar. I love stretching my supplies. You always have such lovely, soft, smooth colors.
Great idea! So clever to use the tree! Adorable card!
What a fun and very SWEETly done card – looks so yummy!!
Gorgeous card and so yammie! Great inspiration for summer card! Thank you!
Yummy card! So pretty.
Beautiful card! You make it look so easy…
Good grief that card looks scrumptious!!! It’s a work of art and refreshing and should be displayed on the mantle year round!
Super Duper CUTE card!! Love the ice cream pop!!
This is such a happy summery card! Love it!
Ooh, that’s yummy and sparkly! Love it!
Yummy looking card, love the angled window layer!
Cute card. Your ice cream almost looks real. Thanks for sharing.
Wow, that’s thinking out of the box. Great card. Looks good enough to eat. Hugz
What a fabulous card! I love the bling!
Debby, super cute card, looks good enough to eat!!
This card is so fun :)
Too cute!!! Love the colors!!!
cute use of dies!
Very cute card! Thank you
This is a fabulous way to make a summer theme card.
Brilliant idea! And love your colors too Debby! TFS
What a beautiful color combo on this card..and fabulous card.. And yes,it looks good enough to eat!!
Too cute! I love all the colors!
What a fun card! It just screams summer.
Debby has done it again!
Why is that ice cream looks so yummy?:D Gorgeous color combo as awlays, I adore your work and your style is simply unique!
yum! great details!
This is an adorable card and I love how the aqua color makes the rest of the card standout. Thanks for sharing.
Debby’s cards are always incredible! Love this yummy looking treat!
What a great idea and such a cute card!!
Such a cute card, and the ice cream almost looks real enough that if it weren’t for how freezing cold it is here I’d want to have an ice cream!! lol!
I’m just lovin’ all the samples with this Hello Sunshine Frame Die! Got it on my wish list!