The end of the month is quickly approaching and that means the deadline for the #cddmonthly challenge is also quickly coming!! If you haven’t already, be sure and head over to the Facebook Group and check out all the rules. This is such a fun challenge to play along with and there are 3 prizes handed out at the end of each month!!! So be sure and enter a card or two of your own before the end of the month!!! If you want to watch how I created this die cut/punch art ice cream come on my card today, you can watch the full video tutorial below!!
If you do a quick search on Pinterest, you will find soo many incredibly tutorials on creating punch art. However, I don’t have many (hardly any, really) punches. As you may know, I work in an incredibly small space, however, I am grateful to have a room with a door so I can conceal my mess LOL!!! Anyway, storage space is very valuable and dies really take up so much less space than punches, so that is what I gravitate towards! Not to mention, I’m rough on my crafting supplies and punches have a tendency to break on me! As soon as I seen the mood board, I knew I wanted to try and recreate a version of the ice cream cone in the top left hand corner! It just called to me LOL!!!
Using the Stitched In Circle Dies I cut six circles in six different colors. I also used the Crazy Stitched Frames dies, Inside Scalloped Rectangle Dies, & Scene Builder Dies for all the other elements on my card. To see how I created the cone, watch the video tutorial above for some tips and tricks! I also added distress ink to all of my die cuts for added depth and dimension!! On the Crazy Stitched Frame die cut, I added a Distress Inks Rectangle background for a nice back drop to help my ice cream cone stand out!
After assembling the entire ice cream cone, I mounted it, along with the white panel onto a side folding A2 card base. I used the Simply Said Stamp Set to stamp my “Happy Birthday” sentiment. Again, be sure to watch the video tutorial above for a tip on how to pick and place your sentiments, if you’re like me and forget about sentiments until the end of the card designing process sometimes LOL!! Finally, I added some Shimmer Sequins around the ice cream cone and Wink of Stella to the actual scoops on the cone for that extra bit of shine!
This was such a fun card to make. I know I say that a lot, but this really truly was!! Putting together punch/die cut art is really like assembling a puzzle for me and I so enjoy creating images out of simple shapes!!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my card today, you will find them all linked below! (Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you) Thank you so much for dropping in and spending some time with me today!! Until next time, Happy Crafting!!!