Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Popsicle Card

This is another idea straight from the October issue of Cards magazine.  I'm so glad that I took advantage of an offer they had a while back for their online subscription!

Each month I get access to the current issue online.  I can just view it that way or save it onto my computer and have offline access to it whenever I want.  Since my storage space is limited it's a good choice for me.  My cardmaking magazines and books were taking up too much space in my craft room!

It's another A2 sized card.  Supplies used:
  • pink striped paper 5 1/2 x 4 /14
  • blue paper 3 3/4 x 5
  • popsicle shape 1 7/8 x 2 1/2
  • dark blue scrap
  • cotton twine
  • black marker   
  • corner rounder
  • 1 1/2" scalloped circle punch
  • SU scallop border punch
  • chestnut roan ink
  • french blue ink
  • white Signo pen
  • popsicle stick
  • Cursive 101 cartridge
The eyes were done with one of my favorite tools to keep close by.  It's a Staedtler combo circle template. 

It has 1/16" to 2 1/4" circles on it.  Love to use it checking punch sizes as well as for the circles.  You can find it in the drafting section of office supply stores and craft shops.

I just chose a small circle and filled it in using my white Signo pen.  Added the dark spots in the eyes and the mouth with a black marker.

The edges of the blue piece and the popsicle were inked.

I cut the word "sweet" at 1" using Design Studio I nudged all the letters and welded them into a single word. The stick is half a popsicle stick and I used ATG tape to apply it to the popsicle.  Cotton twine was used for the bow.