Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Nostalgia


Hi there, how about some ice cream, the good old fashioned hand-churned kind.  Sound yummy?  What a great way to cool down a hot summer day.

Our Artistic Outpost blog hop theme this month is Americana and doesn't this ice cream image just bring back old memories?  Before I get started on the deets, here is the hop line-up so you can check out the rest of the team's Americana makes:

                       * Gerrie * Lisa * Suzanne * Tracy * Alison * Terry * Kate *

I love the theme - there were so many ideas swimming around my brain on how to approach it but the ice cream churn from Kudzu Kafe won out.  I used the ticking stamp with Vermillion archival ink to stamp the background and created my ice cream parlor awning by cutting a white strip and a red strip with scalloped decorative scissors, cutting the strips apart and gluing them back together alternating the colors.  The 10 cents and the Healing Tonic stamps plus the label stamp are from Apothecary and Life is Good is from Typography.

I made the ice cream spoon by downloading a picture of one from the internet, resizing it and printing it out on card stock then trimming it out.  The sleeve is one of the little glassine bags I use to package small items in my boutique.  I created the lettering on my computer, taped the glassine bag to a piece of computer paper and ran it through my printer.  I ended up doing it a couple of times before I got it printed in just the right spot, adjusting it each time.  I was really pleased with the way it came out.

There you go.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you go have an ice cream and cool off on this hot summer day!









The following supplies used to make this card are available in The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

17 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- love the awning- love the theme you choose- who doesn't love ice cream! how fun!

inkypinkycraft said...

Greatidea and love the little scoop inside that fab little bag! How clever hugs x

Sophie said...

Schön gemacht, gefällt mir gut.

Das waren noch Zeiten, als das Eis so billig war :-)

Sophie xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful make! Original and fun and I love the added splash of red among the neutrals. It certainly brings back memories....

Suzanne C said...

Now I haven't seen one of those little sticks in the bag in a long time. Sweet idea and perfect piece of Americana to highlight! Love the design and the fact you added healing tonic! Beautiful card!

Kate said...

Full of past time & nostalgia. Love the red and white awning and the old fashoined ice cream churn! Creative take on this theme.
Katw

Maryanne said...

I just love this! I love how you created all the details. The ice cream spoon is brilliant!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is so fun and creative! I really wanna go to your store and have some real ice cream! Love all the original pieces you put together here, this is Americana!

Terry said...

I want some ice cream! Just the other day I was looking at our ice cream machine, but how fun to make it the old fashioned way! This is so nostalgic and love that added awning with the 10 cents! Very Americana and fabulous! Love this!

Linda S. said...

Very clever the way you made and added the little ice cream spoon. Locally we have a brand of frozen malts that come with the little wooden spoons. Usually they are hidden in the bottom of the box, but I usually take one or two to use in my craft room. Great card.

butterfly said...

Perfect ice-cream stand in fab candy colours - and the little wooden spoon is an inspired addition!
Alison x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

love this...love the colors and the little spoon!!!

Barb Turpin said...

As usual, so creative...love your images and your fonts.

Beverly Sager said...

How cute is this?! Love that red & white striped awning. I can recall many summer afternoons sitting on top of the ice cream freezer while someone else turned the crank! Great card - stirs up some really special memories :D

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous! I just wish I could have some ice cream now to sooth my sore throat!
Hugs
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your take on the theme, fabulous combination of AO stamps! Love the added ice cream spoon in the vellum envelope!

Marci said...

Too cute. Love the spoon in the bag, the awning, everthing!

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