Hello everyone, happy Monday! I have this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 challenge to share with you. My sweet design team sister, Penny chose this week's challenge cut - An ice cream cone from any Cricut cartridge. There are quite a few ice cream cones available on various cartridges, including Imagine cartridges, but I decided to go with an old friend - Stretch Your Imagination!
I have always liked this multi-layer ice cream cone on Stretch Your Imagination and thought it would be perfect for this week's challenge. I used four pieces of cartstock to cut the cone layers: Teal for the shadow layer, textured tan for the cone layer, pink on pink dot for the ice cream, and brow for the outline cut. I assembled the layers and added a Close To My Heart Bitty Bud to the top of the cone. I fined the ice cream cone with white doodles and dots.
The card was cut using Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy cartridge. I used the shaped card feature and the detail cut out shape layer. I ran the detail cut out layer through the cuttlebug to add texture then added a layer of white cardstock to the back of the cut. I attached the embossed layer to the base card.
I used the Ribbons and Rosettes cartridge to cut my 1.5 inch high rosette. Because my rosette was so small I chose a simple edged rosette for this card.
I stamped the front edge of the card by curving the stamp on my acrylic block. I used Close To My Heart's Smoothie Stamp Pad and stamp set D1475, Card Chatter - Birthday to stamp the sentiments on the card. I used two additional stamps from this set on the inside.
In addition to the two birthday phrase stamps I used inside the card, I also used the two negative cuts from the shaped piece on the front of the card. I finished the inside by adding a second Close To My Heart Bitty Bud.
I finished my birthday card with a shiny pink bow in the upper left corner!
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