July 19, 2011

Card for FCCB #69 "Cold Treats"

Hello!! This is a card I did for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog #69
Create a project with a cool treat. It has been just miserably hot in Oklahoma. I just cannot remember it being this bad for so long. I meet myself coming and going watering the flowers.
So, what better to do for this project than a snow cone. And, a really cool and product appropriate sentiment "Ice, Ice Baby!"


This is an A7 card Solid papers are Core'dinations. Orange polka & purple gingham is some "oldy but goody paper I've had a looooong time from CM.
Green mat cut at 4.75 x 6.75 using the rectangle from Ashlyn's Alphabet.
Orange polka rectangle mat cut at 4.5 x 6.5 from Ashlyn's.
Purple gingham is a scalloped rectangle from lacy labels cut at 4 x 6.
Orange sentiment label is a punch from fiskars.
The Stamp is MPS "Winter Punnies" and black Staz-on dye ink.

The snowcone is from Carnival and cut at 4.35 x 2.21. I actually cut the snowcone (image 1) 5 x in white and glued four of them together. Then, I cut one out same size in pale pink but used hide/contour on the lettering on the cone so pink would show through for the lettering/detail on the cone.

The last white snowcone layer...how did I make it look like a snowcone you ask. I'm really not sure LOL I had to play with it for a bit. But here goes the explanation

White Martha glow in dark glitter--because it is chunky glitter. 3 paper bowls, 3 plastic forks, homemade glimmer mist (made with distress inks from Concord grape and Shabby Shutters) and Adirondak alcohol ink (sunset orange)

Ok, so I played with coloring the glitter first. I tried just a few drops straight from the bottle of the distress inks and it just balled up and wouldn't mix well. So, got the idea to spritz with the glimmer mist. Actually not a bad idea because it gave the glitter a bit of a sheen. I did this with the concord grape glimmer mist and the shabby shutters glimmer mist. The trick is to fluff and fluff with the fork & mix well. I didn't have orange mist so I used the orange alcohol ink. It worked well.

I took the white cardstock snowcone and did the first vertical section in green. I applied Scotch quickdry glue kinda thick but spread with my pinky evenly on 1/3 of the section and then quicly sprinkled and lightly patted down the glitter onto the glue. Then, did the same thing with the other 2 sections. I let it dry like 15 minutes and shook off the rest. Had to fill in some tiny gaps with more glue/glitter.

Then, I was afraid the glitter would still come off. Got the idea to dob on some glossy accents over the whole thing. Then went back and sprinkled a little more glitter on top of that. The glossy accents acted as a glue to adhere everything together. There is no glitter coming off this thing. LOL Plus, it added some really cool dimension.

Then, I cut just the snowcone part away from the cone and glued down on top of the thick layered snowcone I had glued together. Popdotted it and adhered to the card.


  1. WOW that is cool.. i'll have to give it a try.. a lot of work but certainly worth it. its awesome! thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Donya, such a super cute and cheery card. Fantastic job! ~Shen

  3. Wow such an amazing effect you got. It looks like real ice!

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  4. This snow cone is so AWESOME!!! You are so talented!
    Hugs, Jenni

  5. Your card is too cute!! I love the snow cone topping, and your explaination was perfect. Great job! Thanks for joining us for this challenge at FCCB. Hope to see more from you.

  6. This is looks so yummy. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.


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