greeting cards

Ice-cream & Polaroid beach scene

Ice cream & Polaroid

This was created on 19th July: day 15 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.

Like a lot of the cards I created during the colouring challenge, I didn’t start out with any real idea of what the final card would look like; I was just colouring images for the fun of colouring. This card started with the happy ice-cream and built from there.


As part of the preparation for the colouring challenge, I printed out a selection of digi stamps that I hadn’t got around to using — the ice-cream was one of those. I coloured it with Copic markers and added a coat of Wink of Stella to the cream and sprinkles on top. I was especially pleased with the way the shading on the cone turned out and the colours on the ice-cream blended really smoothly.

For the rest of the card, I decided to go with a summery seaside theme. I created a beach scene to go in the Polaroid frame, stamping the bucket and spade and drawing in the other elements by hand. I taped the scene into the frame, glued the whole picture flat to the card base, and outlined it with a double layer of faux stitching in gold.

Then I die-cut some waves to go over the bottom part of the card and stamped the sentiment in the corner. With that in place on the card base I attached the ice-cream cone using thin foam tape.

Ice cream & Polaroid - detail



  • stamps:
    Create A Smile – beach party kit
    Create A Smile – bad day (sentiment)
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – I scream!
  • dies:
    WPlus9 – wave border
    Mama Elephant – polaroid fun
  • inks:
    My Favorite Things – hybrid – black licorice
  • pens:
    Copic multiliner – 0.1, 0.3
    Uni-bal Signo UM-153 – gold
  • Copic markers:
    cone – E50, E31, E34, E37
    ice cream – R32, R43, R35, R37
    cream – W00, W0, W1
    sprinkles – R37, Y18, B04, G14
    beach – E53, E55, Y26
    bucket – R17, R27, R46
    spade – Y08, Y17, Y38
    sea – BG34, BG13, BG45
    sky – B00, B01, B02
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella – clear
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain – azure blue
    Papermill Direct – plain – teal
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    white gloss card

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