27 August, 2019

TTCRD 27 August DT Project

Hi Lovelies!

Today is challenge day for Design Team B for the Through The Craft Room Door Challenge.  This is a WEEKLY "anything goes" (any type of project and any theme) challenge with 2 design teams who alternate weeks to make projects showcasing the sponsor who often offers PRIZES!

This week's sponsor is The Paper ShelterYou can read a bit more about them below.

Prize: 3 images

"If you are looking for fun, cute and lovely digi stamps for your paper-crafting or web design projects, The Paper Shelter is your one-stop boutique!
This growing catalog of high-quality digi stamps with many different kinds of options offers a multitude of themes such as everyday items, holidays, special occasions, children, adorable characters and creatures. Stamps are available in standard black and white line art, as well as in pre-colored format."

The image we were given to work with was this yummy looking ice cream sundae!

I knew my light Copic markers were not juicy enough to be up to the challenge, although they would have been one one of my first choices considering how small I printed the images.  I printed 4 or 5 to allow for mistakes and also to make more than one card at a time.  It's not twice the amount of work to make two if you make them at the same time sort of "production line" style.

Water colour was the logical next choice and would give a lovely soft effect to the ice cream, but to get into those tiny areas? I busted out the Inktense again and they worked reasonably well until tried to colour the sprinkles since I didn't think my hands were steady enough to use wet glue and tiny beads. 😒

I did manage to carefully spread some Glossy Accents over the sundae glass to make it look more like...well glass!  I should have stopped there, but no, I went straight for the Wink if Stella and succeeded in smearing the "sprinkles" even more!  Oops! 🤷.

And I didn't even mind that the Glossy Accents cracked a bit after it dried.  In larger areas, it's not uncommon for it to do that, but kinds looks a bit more realistic!

While the Glossy Accents was drying, I pulled out some of the many patterned papers which featured sweets or ice creams.  These can be a challenge since there are only so many layouts featuring this rather specific motif that one can make!

There are, however, many great puns and sentiments for cards which would work and I found I even had some relevant stamps.

I knew using the coloured sundae on a patterned background (even if I did pick fairly soft ones) would mean I had to keep the rest simple and that's just not something I do particularly well.  I wanted SOMEthing to jazz it up.

Rather than stamping the sentiments (which were not worded exactly how I wanted them anyway), I used some of the many many fonts I have and played around on the computer until the size and combination of fonts was more or less OK.

Since our printer is a laser printer, it's idea for the MINC.  Foil on black looks really striking and just what the cards needed.  It's pretty cool printing black on black before running it through the MINC!

The silver is actually holographic foil and looks very "cool" (see what I did there?) 🤣

Here are a couple more photos of my two cards.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you take part in the TTCRD challenge!

Love and "cool" cardmaking!


  1. looks like I could pick it straight off the card and eat it, yummy and fab work.
    Faith x