Happiest Birthday from the Ice Cream Shop — FMS284

It’s time for a new sketch over at the Freshly Made Sketches site.  And this week it comes to us all the way from New Zealand.  Our good friend, Karren Johnson, has a sketch for us that I think you will love:

My favorite suite in the Occasions catalog is the Cool Treats suite.  It could be due to my love of ice cream, or it could be that I love the colors in this suite.  Or it could be that the images are just so darn cute, plus I really love the fonts on the sentiments.

I found that an easy way to get the tone on tone look on the bottom ice cream cone is to use a sponge dauber to lightly and evenly apply ink to the base image layer.  Then I inked up the swirls image with the ink pad and stamped over the base image.  Sometimes when I try stamping off once with a solid image like this base layer, it doesn’t look very good.  Using a sponge dauber works so much better for me.

We hope you’ll join us and make your own card using the sketch!  We love to see what you create.  Meanwhile, be sure to journey over to the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team created for your inspiration.  They always inspire me!

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

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7 thoughts on “Happiest Birthday from the Ice Cream Shop — FMS284

  1. Such a nice birthday treat this card is! The ice cream cones look good enough to eat and make a perfect design for a birthday card. I know exactly what you mean about how sometimes stamping off with a solid image doesn’t look so good. I’m going to remember your tip and try it next time I’m looking for a good tone on tone image.

  2. Love this card Amy! I love the those ice cream cones and those fun sprinkles! Oh, I think I need those!!!! They’re so fun! All that ice cream make me long for warm summer days!

  3. Oh this card makes me feel all summery just looking at it, and we’re coming into winter here, so that’s a good thing! Not that ice cream isn’t a year-round thing of course 😉

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