To me, it isn't summer if we aren't having ice cream cones after dinner on the porch or lawn. Melty, drippy, hot and sticky, during those endless summer days.
I wanted to do a handpainted title for this layout, and this piece was originally just a rough sketch, to get an idea of size and placement. I ended up really liking it, so although it is not perfect, I just used it. I loved the Fancy Pants ampersand die cut from the August Thrift Shop add-on at Cocoa Daisy, and it was a perfect match to the Witch's Brew October Afternoon Sprinkler I used to paint the title.
Love these Panda Eight printables that come with your Cocoa Daisy subscription. So handy! I typed write on this printable label.
This pull-a-flower ribbon by Little B is so pretty! It came in the Thrift Shop add-on, too. I used it as a scalloped ribbon, and pulled it just slightly to add a bit of gathering and dimension. I also tucked in a piece of pleated tissue paper ribbon that I sewed.
I heat embossed the Cocoa Daisy confetti stamp onto the background paper, using Versamark and white ZING embossing powder by American Crafts. I stuck down a wobbly row of heart enamel dots... I like the way they look like they're floating up from the bike.
I made an ice cream cone embellishment out of a piece of paper from the cut apart sheet included in the Thrift Shop add-on (looks like that was my fave and most-used add-on this month!) and a scrap of cute pink and red polka dot paper that was a Cocoa Daisy exclusive from a kit earlier this year -- Here I Am. I freehand cut the papers, adhered them to chipboard and covered them with matte gel. Then I added some Jenni Bowlin Studio gold star rub-ons over top. Cute!
I wish I had taken before and after shots, because adding the little pen dots around the painted letters completely transformed them! What a difference it made. So easy, too. I love that. Easy AND nice.
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