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!
It's a window challenge sponsored by Purple Onion with a HOT prize.
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.
The "Summer" sign is made with
POD stamp from "4 Seasons" Words here.
The curvy shape was...
...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.
<---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)
- stamping on ribbon
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.