The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Neapolitan Thanks

My mind was working on a card in the background all day while we did some housecleaning and played games (Yahtzee, Life, and cribbage). It was hot and muggy all day long, which is perfect for ice cream, and all I could think of was Neapolitan ice cream. I just love those bright pink, creamy vanilla, and chocolate colors! Well, this amazing card sketch from Mandy Cheshire, owner of Limelight Papercrafts, merged with my Neapolitan ice cream vision, and out popped this yummy thank you card.
I made the pink panel by scoring a piece of cheap white card stock (it has quite a bit of texture to it, which helps in this technique) in the line pattern suggested by the sketch. Once again, I just used a stylus and the groove of my paper trimmer. Then I flipped over the scored card stock so the "mountains" would be pointing upward (OK, and this explains how the sketch got reversed) and swiped an ink pad across the scored card stock to make the score lines stand out and to add some texture. Hopefully you can see the score lines a bit better in this closeup.
So this card is for these challenges:
I can't believe how quickly this weekend sped past! But we got to spend it doing things we love: movies with the kids (Aliens in the Attic on Friday and Fly Away Home on Saturday), games, hiking, and a little crafting. It's all good!! Thanks for stopping by! :)

SUPPLIES
Stamps: {ippity} Now & Always, Unity Sentiments O'Simple
Paper: Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection DP , MFP ivory linen finish CS, Paper Company CS
Ink: Palette toile pink, Palette burnt umber
Accessories: SU scallop trim border punch, scoring tool, scissors, rhinestones
Techniques: scoring, paper piecing

10 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Hey Miss Emily this card is way cool! I am soooo glad that you played in the paper piecing challenge over at ABC Toys and Crafts!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of this sketch! I'd be running the other way LOL! Great flower and the touches of bling are fabulous!

Mandy said...

Oh, my goodness! THIS IS SO CUTE! :) Great job, Em!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Perfect ice cream colors, Em! It is a 'sweet' card. Love your technique used, too!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card Emily! Great take on the sketch & those rhinestones look fabulous :)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

YUMMY, Em! Fabulous job on this sketch! :)

Meg said...

Emily, you had me at Neapolitan. What a yummy card-love the scoring and sponging!

Sally Atkins said...

Wow! Stunning card, Emily - and such a fantastic sketch to base it on! I love the Neopolitan ice cream colours you used, just delicious! x

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Delish! I could eat this up!! Love that yummy image, and your colors are awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Jacilynn said...

Yummy! Love it. Thanks for playing at ABC Toys & Crafts.
x Jacilynn