Thursday, July 2, 2009

Popsicle Bucket (with Purple Onion Design stamps)

pod popcycle party by melstampz - Copy

This Popsicle Bucket was inspired by a toaster cover--of all things! (That's the colourful embroidered piece in this photo that says "When Yer Hot Yer Hot!") It was embroidered by my loverly Mom before I was born. It's just too apropos that this be up today, since today is her Birthday! Happy Birthday Mom!!! I sure do LOOOOOOVE you sweet Momp-Lady!!!! OXOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

Need to beat the heat?
Wanna whip
up some super quick summer fun?

This was such a hoot to make & really speedy. I had a galvanized pail (rectangular) and just stuck a shaped piece of cardstock & some embossed ribbon on the front. The tiny ice cream & popsicle stamps (from the set "Celebitties" by Purple Onion Designs) are the star of the show though--of course!

embossed ribbon

I was really impressed with how nicely the Purple Onion
4 Seasons definition stamps embossed on the white taffeta ribbon:


This is vintage taffeta that I've had for eons (so sorry no source there) but most stiffer ribbons seem to hold up to embossing very nicely. To emboss this ribbon, I just did this stuff:

1...Stamped using Stampin' Up! craft ink (Tempting turquoise, Certain Celery, & Only Orange)
2...Covered with clear embossing powder
& heated using a fairly gentle heat (stop & start several times or pull away from the ribbon) with 3...your heat gun.

<--For another way to heat emboss ribbon,
please see this post.

These wee little POD images knocked my socks off. They were easy to cut out since they have nice simple lines, and way too much fun to add lots of dimensional details...

For some oomph...

---> Copic marker colours:
Popsicles use:
Frost Blue B00, BG-15 Aqua & B-16 Cyanine blue; G14 Apple Green, Cadmium Yellow Y15 R-29 Lipstick Red, Cadmium Orange YR07. Popsiclce sticks & Ice cream cones use: Warm Gray no1, Putty YG-91 Copic & E-44 Clay & a colourless blender.

--->Frosty Popsicles: using Crystal Lacquer & glitter.
--->Dimensional favourite part was using the Marvy Uchida velvet puffy pen to make the icecream puff up:

Heat the puffy pen & then you have instant puffy ice cream! :O)

The "Summer" sign is made with
POD stamp from "4 Seasons" Words here.

The curvy shape

...hand-drawn & folded--then, cut and traced onto this lovely striped paper from marvelous Maria.
The stitching is faux with silver Zigpainty pen. I frosted the edge of the paper with a white Close to my Heart marker.

Like curves?:

<---Want a ready made template that you can re-size? Please see this post.

these stamps would also be super cute for:
  • your own patterned paper
  • a sleeve to dress up treats
  • party favours (& napkins/serviettes...)
  • barbie accessories (they're the perfect size)
  • inchies
  • stamping on ribbon
and that's it...

Thank you SO much for stopping in.
Hope your day's a treat!

P.S. Haven't seen the 'Varks Purple Onion Design Flickr gallery yet? It's HERE & they made some stunning things.


Kim Etherington said...

Aaahhh a popsicle would be lovely right now. Did they all get wasted? :o( Love that pp. So bright. Cute little stamped images and love the wording stamped on the ribbon. Looks so refreshing for a day like today. Happy Birthday to your Mom!!!

Dawn said...

well...just too cute! and Happy Birthday to MOM!! thanks for such a great

Creations by Patti said...

Love this project - wow - love allthe colors used. Those little ice creams are soooo cute. Thanks for sharing how to make the curved paper. I love all your projects!

Unknown said...

you are hot baby HOT!!!
love your Auntie

Sassy's Ramblin's said...

This is adorable! and with 103 I need some popsicles!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! What a sweet little project!! I can't believe it...but I have these stamps!! :) TFS!!

Amber Mae said...

Wow. That is so cute! I had no idea you could do so many things with stamps :)
P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment :)