Hello my crafty friends. My name is Shannon with cards by Shannon Lee. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a new member of the design team here on the TLC Designs blog.
I know now that TLC Designs has been around for a few years, but I just came across them a few months ago. I instantly fell in love with Tammy Louise’s whimsy designs. Not to mention the reasonable prices of the products. I can’t think of another company that has her caliber of products for the prices TLC Designs offers their product for. They just can’t be beat.
Now on to the card I made. I started by printing out the Digi Stamps from “Parlor Pals” Digi set. This includes all of the kids, the ice cream server (soda jerk), the sign, the ice cream display, and the sentiment.
Basically, everything except the counter and the frame around the ice cream sign, are Digi Stamps. The frame around the ice cream sign and the counter are from the clear stamp set called “Parlor”.
After creating all of those elements, I stenciled a 4” x 8.5” panel of smooth white cardstock with a brick wall stencil. I used a blending brush and Lost Shadow Distress Oxide with the stencil. I wanted to keep the background bright and cheery.
Then, I colored all of the images with Ohuhu Markers. I’m still learning how to perfect the technique of coloring hair with alcohol markers, but these kids are so darn cut, it would be hard to make them look anything but. I’m including a list of all of the color combinations I used to color the images, and all of the products I used to create this card, below.
After coloring the images, I ran them through my Brother Scan N Cut to cut all of the images with a 1mm white border around them.
For the floor of my ice cream parlor, I used a piece of patterned paper with wood planks. I cut the pattern paper to .5” x 8.5”. I glued that across the bottom of the stenciled background panel with acrylic matte medium.
Finally, I popped up all of the images in the center of the card, using foam dots, including the soda jerk, the ice cream counter and display, the stools and the girl sitting on the stool. The rest of the images are glued flat to the background panel. I didn’t feel the need to use any extra embellishments. I was worried they would distract from the cute images.
That’s it. The cutest Ice Cream Parlor ever!
If you’d like to see a video of me creating this card, it will be available later this month on my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1lCz_gQD-Q.
I hope this inspires you to create an ice cream parlor of your own, using products by TLC Designs.
I want to thank Tammy Louise and Shanna for the opportunity to design this card for you.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! If you want to see even more inspiration and Live Creatively alongside us, please join us over on Facebook at TLC Designs Creative Sharing and over on our YouTube channel for even more fun!
Enjoy the rest of your crafty day.