For the bowl, I downloaded a graphic from Pixabay.com. They have a ton of free images! Unfortunately, when I opened the file in Photoshop, I discovered that the artist had apparently used a soft-edged (digital) brush to draw it, since the edges of the lines were kind of fuzzy. Not at all what I was going for! But I was able to use it as a guide of sorts, and drew my own ovals with the Ellipse tool in Photoshop. I drew a rectangle for the base of the bowl, and used the Warp tool on both that and the base oval of the bowl to get the shapes I wanted. Finally, I erased the top of the vertical oval (that forms the body of the bowl), and that much was done! I printed the image onto a scrap of patterned paper, & fussy cut around the edges. For the inside, I cut that part off from the patterned paper bowl and used it as a template. I traced around it onto a scrap of Marshmallow cardstock, cut it out, & "painted" around the perimeter of that & the bowl with a black marker, to conceal the paper's white core. I adhered it to the bottom part of the bowl with a strip of scrap cardstock I stuck to the back of both pieces.
I used the "Color Layering Ice Cream" stamp set for the ice cream scoops. I stamped each onto a scrap of Marshmallow cardstock. I did the strawberry scoop with Ballet Slippers ink for the base & Bubble Gum for the detail layer. For the vanilla, I stamped multiple times with Pale Peach, and used Vanilla Cream for the detail. I used Cup o' Joe ink for the chocolate, with Rich Cocoa on top. For the cherry, I used Love Letter for the bottom & Rhubarb Stalk for the stem. Finally, I die cut the images with the coordinating dies.
I die cut the greeting using the letter dies. Pulling from the ice cream colors, I used pink for the first line, brown for the third, & I split the second line between off-white and red shimmer papers. I used the red to accent the punny spelling of "legendairy." I backed each scrap of cardstock with Stick It adhesive before die cutting the letters, to make it easier to adhere them when it came time.
I felt the background needed a bit of interest, but nothing that would overwhelm the image & greeting. So I pulled out my "Swirl Dot" stencil & inked through it with Tumbled Glass for a tone-on-tone effect.
To place the die cut letters, I marked horizontal lines for each part of the greeting lightly in pencil. I also marked the center point on each line. I lightly tacked down my letters, enough so they wouldn't move but not so much that they were permanently adhered. I worked one line at a time, and when everything on one line was where I wanted it, I moved on to the next. When I had positioned all the letters, I burnished them with my teflon bone folder to secure them firmly. Finally, I glued down my bowl of ice cream and adhered my panel to a white card base. It took me quite a bit of time, especially since I had to draw the bowl in Photoshop myself rather than use the one I'd downloaded, but it was all a labor of love!
Date: Friday, June 28, 2019 GMT Views: 203