Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I Scream, You Scream, etc.

Happy Tuesday although all day I thought it was Wednesday (wishful thinking huh)!

You can complete the above. Now to be honest, I am not a gigantic fan of ice cream. I like all things chocolate of course and will eat chocolate ice cream, but if I have the choice of ice cream or some other sweet, 9 times out of 10 I will choose the other. I was teased relentlessly for this. But when I saw the stamp set Here's the Scoop by MFT stamps, I was inspired. I just loooove images of ice cream, I think it is one of those inherently cute images. For my tryout to become a guest designer for Do Me a Favor, I was given a pink baker's box to decorate. My first thought was, oooh I have to find pink and brown paper, and pink and brown ribbon and pink and brown accessories (can you tell I love pink and brown?). But then I said to myself, "No, you always use brown with pink and you need to try something new. Step out of your shell and really go wild." So that is what I did, instead of brown I chose black. I know, I know, wild huh (I can hear your laughter), but this is a huge step for me and I think it really works.

So here it is....(Full directions can be found by contacting The Inkspot)

This is my ice cream gift box, complete with two different flavors of ice cream topping. Even I, who is not a huge fan, would love to receive this gift set from a friend. I had to include hot fudge as one of the toppings, as chocolate is my favorite thing in the whole world.

Here is a close up of the lid of the box. The lid was actually solid when I received it. I decided that it needed an opening so you could see in. I used my oval nestabilities as a template and cut the opening. Then I used two scalloped oval nestabilities to cut a frame out of black card stock. Finally, I adhered acetate behind the opening to create a window. To create the image in the center I stamped Here's the Scoop on four different pieces of paper (whisper white, fuchsia card stock, and two pieces of DP). I colored in the girl with my prisma color pencils and cut out and pasted on the different layers of paper. I finished her up by adding pearl stickers to the center of the flowers and mounted the image on a piece of black card stock. I then lifted her off the lid with pop dots and placed a pink organdy ribbon on top.

For the front of the box, I stamped the sentiment from Here's the Scoop by MFT stamps on whisper white and cut it out with my oval nestabilities. I then cut out two more ovals out of fuchsia and black card stock and punched rectangles on each end to thread through my black with white polka dot organdy ribbon.

Now for the good part! The toppings! I had to use Ms. Richardson's brand toppings because that was the size of jar that would fit into the box. I covered the label with a piece of DP. Then stamped the sundae image from Here's the Scoop. I colored it with my prismas and added crystal lacquer to the glass portion. Next, I cut it out using my nestabilities and added a scalloped oval of fuchsia card stock behind it. I then cut out a circular piece of fabric and draped it over the lid, securing it with a rubber band. I hid the rubber band with a piece of white ribbon. Yummy!

This is the hot fudge jar. The only difference is a colored the topping brown instead of caramel. I am so pleased with the way this turned out. It looked good enough to eat!

Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Awesome! You did a wonderful job and the box it turned out great!