Shana Gaff
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Sweet Friend

The challenge at retro sketches this week is a fun one.  It is their 52nd challenge so you get to pick any of the previous sketches to use!  I chose #9 because I loved the simplicity of it and paired it with the color challenge at Color Throwdown
I was originally going to use flowers just like the sketch but then I looked at my stamp sets and I realized I am so excited for summer to get here that I wanted to use this great popsicle from Mouthwatering.
I found the best way to ink up the popsicles for good coverage was to ink them with the popsicle part on the ink pad, then color the stick with a marker.  I tried using markers on the whole thing, but the coverage was not great and they got lines from the marker strokes.  I was much happier with the result using the ink pads.  For the scoring at the bottom I used the Simply Scored and did some horizontal lines so I could add the scallops at the bottom and ensure that they would be straight.  The horizontal lines also gave me a reference point for my three rows of baker's twine.  I thought this sentiment from You Are Loved was just perfect for my sweet treats.  :)  Here is a close up of the Border's Scoring that I did. I am pretty much addicted to it already and I've only had it for two days. It is just a really add way to really jazz up a card! 
Stamp Sets: Mouthwatering, You Are Loved
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Tools: Simply Scored and Borders Scoring Plate
Accessories: Baker's Twine, Rhinestones


  1. Sweet!! :) Love your card - so fun and love the bright colors. Great scoring detail and love all that beautiful white twine! Loll xx

  2. Super cute card! Love the bright colors :-)

  3. These popsicles are oh so fun!! I can't wait until summer. I love how you used the colors and left the gorgeous clean white bg!! :>)

  4. Fun card Shana - I'm anxious for summer to be here too! Your card makes my mouth water :o)

  5. Super sweet! This card is perfect for both challenges! I love it!!!

  6. The colors this week are just perfect for yummy!!!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  7. So fresh and yummy looking. Your popsicles are fab. x

  8. What delicious colours you've stamped your popsicles in Shana! I love the border too.

  9. I'm ready for summer to be here too! What a great card!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!