Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why Kraft is the New White and Ice Cream ATC's

I signed up for an Ice Cream ATC swap in a facebook group I joined.  I knew exactly which stamp I wanted to use and that I wanted my ice cream to have some bling on it.  I pulled out a piece of white paper and dusted it off to use.  I was not in any way thrilled with the results.  Truthfully I am having a small love affair (obsession) with kraft paper.  I feel I can't make a project without using it.  I pull it out for card fronts and insides, to make envelopes, tags, scrapbook pages--you name it I use it.  I think it adds an instant soft feel to my projects.  It also makes the shabby chic look easier to obtain.

Here is the first ATC I made on white...

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And the revised Kraft edition...

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I finised the ice cream cones with candy cane stickles on the cherries, cinnimon stickles for the "chips" and white liquid pearls (love this stuff!) for the "whipped cream".

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Supplies:
Paper: Papertrey Ink (kraft, white) Unknown in the scrap bin (flowers)
Stamps: Imaginece (ice cream cone) Stampin' Up (sweet from So Very)
Other: Stickles (candy cane, cinnamon) Liquid Pearls (white)