Tammy Tutterow Designs Five for Friday: Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Tutorial
Hello, Friends! It’s time for another edition of Five for Friday with the Tammy Tutterow Designs Creative Crew. I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but here in North Carolina it is hot and steamy. There’s only one remedy I know of for this kind of heat: ice cream! And so to help cool things off, here’s a Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Tutorial.
Isn’t this yummy? Best of all, it’s calorie free! Here’s a little story about my life long love affair with ice cream.
The Best Birthday Ice Cream Ever
I grew up in a family that was rich in love, creativity, integrity and hard work…but not so rich in material goods. Ice cream was a rare and wonderful treat in our home. My mother, in particular, loved ice cream, especially if it was soft serve.
Vermont (where I grew up) is known for its rich dairy products. When I was a kid, a local dairy produced their own line of frozen confections called Vermont REAL Ice Cream. The REAL was all in caps on the logo, and there was a pretty brown cow contentedly grazing in a verdant green field on the square half gallon box. It was the best ice cream in the world.
We, however, could not afford to buy it. Our local radio station ran a weekly contest, where they gave away a half gallon of Vermont REAL Ice Cream. It had to be your birthday, and you had to write in and tell them why you, of all people, deserved to win.
Mom Saves the Day!
Now, my mom was without a doubt the most creative woman I ever met. She sewed, she baked, she canned and gardened and beautified our home on a shoestring. She could also write. Her poems were filled with gorgeous imagery and impeccable meter and rhyme. Every year around our birthdays, she wrote a special poem about the birthday boy or girl and sent it in to the radio contest. And she always won. No contest! And that, my friends, is how I was able to enjoy a double scoop of REAL Vermont Ice Cream each year on my birthday. It’s also why I love ice cream so much. It’s probably genetic…but this memory of my mom’s ingenuity and creativity makes it extra sweet.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Create a Stenciled Background
Here’s how I put this sweet card together. You’ll find links to the products at the end of this post.
- First, create a 5.25″ x 7.25″ top fold card base from pale pink cardstock.
- Next, cut a slightly smaller piece of polka dot paper (linked below). Distress the edges and glue to the card front.
- Now, cut a 4.75″ x 6.75″ panel of smooth white cardstock. Apply Worn Lipstick Distress Ink through the Vertical lines of Tammy’s Gingham Stencil.
- Now, turn the panel long wise and apply Picked Raspberry Distress Ink through the horizontal lines of this same stencil.
- Next, spritz with a little water from your Distress Sprayer. Heat Dry.
- Then, sponge the white areas very lightly with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
- Finally, stitch around the edges. Glue onto the card base.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Layer it Up!
Did you guess that I was trying to create the look of Neapolitan Ice Cream on this card? That’s because it was my favorite as a kid. Now I’m a Butter Pecan gal.
Now, let’s get on to the rest of the layers!
- Cut a 4″ x 6.25″ rectangle of soft pink burlap.
- Fringe the edges.
- Die cut the largest layer from Spellbinder’s Timeless Rectangle from floral print.
- Stitch the die cut to the burlap along the inside edge.
- Attach to the gingham layer.
- Cut a 2″ wide strip of yellow patterned paper. Punch a decorative edge. Layer over the center of the die cut layer.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Sentiment and Cone
- Stamp the sentiment in Jet Black Archival ink onto Smooth White Cardstock.
- Heat Emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Fussy cut the sentiment.
- Color in with the medium of your choice. I used colored pencils because I am not great with markers.
- Scatter small dots of Art institute Dries Clear Adhesive randomly around the sentiment panel. Sprinkle with TuTu Pink Prills.
- While the Prills are drying, create the cone.
- Stamp and die cut the cone image 3 times. You will use small foam dots between each layer to create lots of dimension.
Coloring the Image
- On the first image, color the waffle cone by sponging it with Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. Spritz with water. Ink the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
- For the 2nd layer, color the ice cream and cherry. Trim away just the scoops with the matching die. Then attach to the cone with small foam dots.
- Finally color the cherry on the 3rd stamped image. Die cut with the matching die and attach with foam dots.
- Add glue to the sprinkles on the ice cream scoops. Then sprinkle with Berry Nice Prills.
- To finish the sentiment, coat the letters with Glossy Accents. Then spatter with diluted pink paint.
- Mount the sentiment on waste cardboard and glue to the card.
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card: Sweet Surprises inside
I really had fun designing the interior of this card. First, I stamped, inked and colored this fun sentiment for the top of the card. Then I turned the sentiment into a little gift card pocket. I had a plain white string tie envelope in my stash. It was easy to dress up with one of Tammy’s Tab Set Two dies. This is the perfect spot to tuck in a gift card to your favorite ice cream parlor. And you can write a personal note on the envelope.
The bottom pocket is decorated with a die cut doily and stamped Little Sentiment. The pocket holds a pretty little tag that can double as a bookmark.
Making the Shortie Tag
First I die cut the Shortie Tag from Kraft Cardstock. Then I die cut a second tag from Authentique Spectrum paper. This quatrefoil print looks like a waffle cone to me! I added a strip of micro brown check paper, and another die cut doily. Then I die cut the Deco Edge Envelope from designer paper.
Don’t you just love these Tiny Sentiments? They really come in handy! And what goes better with a tiny sentiment than a tiny spoon full of ice cream? I know, I know…I get crazy sometimes!
The finishing touch was to add a couple of Posie Part flowers and leaves to the tag.
Inquiring minds want to know? What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream? I hope I shared some tips and tricks that you can use in your own crafty adventures. Wishing you double scoops all summer long!
Thanks for stopping by!
Double Scoop Ice Cream Card Supply List
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