I had no rubber stamps with the theme of ice cream, nothing even remotely close. So I turned to my trusty MDS (My Digital Studio).
Even though I have tons and tons of stuff within my MDS arsenal, it is so easy to come up with a certain type of image. By using the search magnifying glass, you just need to type in a key word or words, such as "ice cream". All images, words, embellishments, punches, DSP, that have anything to do with "ice cream" that you have among your personal downloads pop up within the search box, as well as the set in which your choice can be found. By simply clicking on "insert" MDS automatically inserts your choice into the center of your project. From there, you can resize it, flip it, tilt it, color it. Whatever you want to do to make it just right for your project.
It was a lot of fun coming up with a card that worked for what she wanted:
I created the ice cream cone and the "good morning" in MDS, printed them out on white cardstock, then cut them out separately. I popped up the dollop of ice cream, as well as the words "good morning" with Stampin' Dimensionals. The cone was adhered to an oval created from retired DSP. The Cherry Cobbler piece behind the DSP oval is created with the Apothecary Accents Framelits, and then the whole thing is mounted onto another oval made with the Ovals Collection Framelits. A few Basic Pearls added the perfect touch. It says "Get Well Soon" inside the card.
My only regret about this card is that I didn't emboss the white background. I think that would have added a nice touch of whimsy. Unfortunately, I realized this after the card was completely put together.
Do you ever have just a few clues as to what you want to accomplish in designing/creating a card? What is the first thing you do? Do you immediately know exactly which image, etc., you are going to use? Do you have to go on a major search through your stash? Do you automatically turn to MDS, knowing that for sure you will find just what you need there?