Sep 2, 2019

Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Card

Welcome back crafting friends.  Lena here today to share a fun Ice Cream Sundae card with you.  I love interactive cards and pop ups are one of my favourites. I'm a great fan Karen Burniston dies, and her latest release has many fun and interactive cards to choose from and they're just perfect for any occasion!  To look through all of her dies at the Dies R Us store, please visit HERE.  Now onto my card ...

Ta-da!!! Isn't it cute and delicious looking?  Just perfect as we near the end of summer 😀

The front of the card is simple, but I thought it was effective leading to the surprise pop-up inside.

Here is a close up of the ice cream sundae,

and the bottom section where you have a small decorative mat to write your message.  Although I followed Karen's tutorial video to assemble the pop up mechanism, I added a few extra details of my own.  Let me show you how ...

After all the die cutting, I gathered all my pieces together and using my FineLine Applicator bottle, I adhered the ice cream scoops together.

While the ice cream bowl was still in the die, I used Memento Summer Sky ink to sponge a shadow to give it a little dimension.

Using a regular small doily, I placed the ice cream bowl die where I wanted it to look like the bowl was standing on the doily when the card was opened.  Next I cut the Happy Birthday and the Celebrate dies twice - once in the light brown that other in chocolate brown. I off set them a tiny bit when I adhered them together in order to get the impression of a shadow behind each other. This makes the words stand out more.  I also cut out the scalloped message mat by using the Twist Panel Pop-up die.  When the card was done, I felt like there was a lot of empty space left at the top, so used a banner to put across it, after decorating it with small gem dots.  I also used a few of these on the bowl for a little extra interest.
That was it.  It sounds like a lot of work, but it really isn't and the result is a fun interactive card well worth the time spent on it.

As always, here is a  quick guide to the crafty supplies used,
 each linked to the Dies R Us store for your convenience.

Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston

Impression Obsession
(I used Heart Banner from La-la Land which is no longer available at the store,
 but this one works just as well.)

That is it from me for today, crafting friends.   I hope you enjoyed your visit and that I was able to inspire you to use your dies, create a project, and come play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of every month.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.

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