Wednesday, August 19, 2009

core'dinations blog hop: day three

here's the scoop!

or in this case, the scoops, plural: three luscious dips of distressed, crumpled, sanded and inked core'dinations goodness, that is! vanilla and strawberry are soft tan and pale pink shades from the whitewash collection, while chocolate--& the cone--came straight from the nostalgia super assortment.

(cardstock: core'dinations whitewash collection & nostalgia super assortment; chipboard sassafras; rub-on: carolee's creations; inks: colorbox; pens: zig & copic; adhesives: 3m foam tape and tombow mono runner; other: scor-it board, cotton balls)

my favorite part of this card is how dimensional the scoops of ice cream are! recently i saw (i wish i could remember where, to give credit!) a fabulous card with really puffy, dimensional clouds on it; to get the look the brilliant cardmaker had stuffed them very lightly with cotton!!! it turns out to be a simple process and it pays off BIG-TIME on your card!


here's what you do:

sketch your scoops: use the back of your paper, and don't cut yet; the edges want to rip during the distressment process, so leave a little margin of extra paper

distress your scoops: i dampened mine and crumpled them multiple times; when they were dry i sanded the raised bits from different directions till i had a nice random pattern...when i was completely done, i cut the shapes out and inked the edges


create your cone: i used a scor-it board to create a diagonal cross-hatched pattern on a triangular piece of cardstock, sanding the raised bits of each direction in between for contrast

stuff your scoops: apply small dots of foam tape around the entire edge of your scoop, then cup the edges up a bit so you have a little hollow which you can then fill with a bit of fluffed up cotton ball; position the scoops on top of each other, adjusting the stuffing as necessary.

et voila: a sugar-free treat that won't melt no matter how hot it gets!


for those of you participating in the BLOG HOP, here's a reminder of the order...and remember if you need to consult the full rules and regs, just pop back to CAARDVARKS or CORE'DINATIONS!

Jenyfur

Lauren(you are here!)

Mel

Lori

Tanis

Adela

Kryssi

Nathalia

Jenn B.

Pamela

Stef

Carrie

Ashley

Lucy

Heidi

Michelle

Jolene

Daniela


♥ ♥ ♥ happy hopping!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

85 comments:

  1. YUMMY......and being on a diet, this is very tempting to dip into. What a great project and thanks for the details.

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  2. LOVE this. I had fun wetting and crumpling that stuff too. NICE texture :)

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  3. Sweet card. Good enough to eat.

    Ali x

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  4. You guys are working the cardstock - awesome!

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  5. Wow!!!! LOVE this card!! So yummy I can taste it! :)

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  6. such a cool effect! love it :D

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  7. YUM is right! I love the poofy scoops! They look super duper!

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  8. YUMMO!! I love the crumpling and sanding for this look and especially that you removed all the calories. ♥

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  9. thanks for the tips! I love this card.

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  10. Oh so cute and yummy. Love it. Keeps getting better every day.

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  11. That's such a good idea! Thanks for sharing it.

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  12. TOOOOO Cute!!! Love this yummy Design!!

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  13. great project! Love how you textured them!

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  14. Cute cone, I love how you crumbled the paper.

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  15. great card, yummy ice cream cone!!

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  16. luscious colors and love the crumpled stuffed ice cream. very cute!

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  17. super cute and clever! love that distressed look and what a great idea with the cotton!

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  18. This looks amazing, good enough to eat ;-)

    Sarah x

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  19. OmGosh! That is waaaay too cute! I have try this!

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  20. Love the texture and the great ideas on stuffing the scoops. I haven't had lunch yet and you made me hungry!! :)

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  21. YUMMY... that looks good enough to eat.. GREAT card.. I LOVE IT!!

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  22. Delicious! Love your card Lauren! Great tutorial!

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  23. OMG that is AWESOME!! I have to try this!

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  24. sweet is right sista...your card is SWEET!

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  25. The card is fantastic and the crumpling gives it great depth!

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  26. Very cute Lauren, now I want ice cream.. LOL!!

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  27. Love it!! What a great idea with the cotton - thanks for sharing!!

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  28. What a cute, sweet card. I've never tried this technique, love the texturing. Thanks for sharing!!

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  29. Ice cream. My diet. Distressingly desirable, but I will resist. Wonderful techniques, Lauren and very sweet card.

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  30. YUM!!! And I love neopolitan too! Fab card Lauren, I super love all that dimension!

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  31. Thanks for the tips the card is so cute

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  32. This is my fav so far!!! I thought yesterdays would be, but this is equally as cute as all get out. Great stuff Lauren. See ya tomorrow.

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  33. I love the puffy scoops and the scored cone. Great card!!

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  34. This is adorable!! I can't believe how many creative ways the CS can be used.

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  35. Thanks for the great instructions. Beautiful card.

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  36. The scoops are dimensional! How cute!

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  37. ooo yummy! Love the card and thanx for the turorial.

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  38. I've never thought of crumpling cardstock, so thank you for showing!

    Love the card!

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  39. Mmmmmmm, delicious! Thanks for the tut :)

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  40. Adorable, thanks for the cottonball trick!

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  41. So CUTE! I love this... very clever!

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  42. thanks for giving such specific directions to achieve the look

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  43. That is a really kewl project. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Your 3 scooper is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial. I hadn't thought about using a bit of fluff to give the scoops dimension.

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  45. delicious! what a sweet card... love it, especially the puffy aspect... too cute!

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  46. Ohhh...your card is adorable!!! I so love how you made your ice cream and thanks for the awesome tutorial as well!!!

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  47. Great card and great idea, thanks for sharing :) Love the scoring on the cone too

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  48. Very cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  49. Great card. The stuffing does the trick. Love the dimension.

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  50. Genius idea as always Lauren... so creative!!!

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  51. such a cute card, love the techniques! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  52. Yummo. Love those puffy scoops of ice cream.

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  53. i'm gonna have to try this one, i LOVE it!

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  54. This card is so cute, love the ice cream. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. The ice cream is fabulous. Love it in all of its crushed fabulousity!

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  56. Great card and thanks for all the tips and tricks!

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  57. Goodness! That card looks delicious!

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  58. thanks for spreading the cotton tip! can't wait to use it! and did you hand draw those scoops? so cute!

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  59. Thanks for all the details! This is so cute and great for parties!

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  60. love the ice cream cone...I would have never thought of that...

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  61. Lauren,

    LOL, when I red the ingredients for the card, I thought "cotton balls?", but after reading the tutorial it made so much sense!! Thanks for sharing this with us. Yummy!

    Carmen

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  62. ice cream without the calories- so cool- thanks for the tutorial on how to do them

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  63. Sweet! I'm all about the calorie free and this ice cream cone looks amazing!

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  64. A very tasty card. Like how you used the cotton ball to puff up the scoops.

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  65. WOW - you make it look so easy. Love this one

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  66. Gorgeous card.
    The best thing is it is 100% fat free..........LOL.

    Luv Sandie

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  67. Yum! That "stuffing" process is really cool!

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  68. FANTASTIC idea with the robot!

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  69. Absolutely scrumptious girlfriend!!! :)

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