Where we live, here in central Wisconsin, summer has definitely arrived! Since the weekend, the rest of the week shows high 80s, low 90s every single day. Hot, humid, sticky. Perfect popcicle weather.
The cute popcicle stamp used in this card are from the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit. The entire kit is so summery and adorable. But, for some reason, I was drawn to the stamps. They can be colored any old way. I, of course, find that appealing.
To do the popcicle panel, I haphazardly -- and happily! -- spaced the three popcicles, then colored them in three different Stampin' Blends colors: Light Magenta Madness, Light Granny Apple Green and Light Pumpkin Pie.
After the popcicles were colored, they still seemed to be missing something. I dug through my stash and came across this mixture that I'd bought from Stampin' Up! a long time ago with the intent of using it in shaker cards. Not being very adept at making shaker cards, I had never used it. So I added the pieces as sprinkles on the tops of each of the popcicles.
Finishing off this happy seasonal card, I added a really old birthday sentiment -- in a word, because the lettering and spacing are happy too! A couple coordinating sequins finished off the bottom portion.
Even though the card could probably be made just by looking at it, I will provide a simple tutorial on how to create one.
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Granny Apple Green cardstock
Magenta Madness cardstock
Popcicle stamp from April 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit
Retired happy birthday
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin' Blends in: Light Magenta Madness, Light Granny Apple Green, Light Pumpkin Pie
Sequins and assorted gewgaws
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Magenta Madness cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Stamp three of the popcicles onto a 2 1/4" x 5" piece of white cardstock. Color them in as you wish or follow my recommendations. But be sure to use colors that will match the cardstock you have chosen for your card.
Adhere the colored piece to a 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Granny Apple Green cardstock.
Using Stampin' Dimensionals, place this piece onto the pink card base, leaving approximate even edges on the top and sides.
In the open space at the bottom, stamp your sentiment of choice in black ink.
Scatter sequins around the sentiment..
Add Green Glue to the tops of the treats and stick small embellishments into the glue, being sure they are fastened in place securely.