Jan 15, 2022

Dueling Darlings Celebrate National Strawberry Ice Cream Day!

The Dueling Darlings are kicking off the 2022 Dueling Season with a fun challenge.  January 15th is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day.  Who knew??!! Certainly not me!  However, our hostess for this month is Jeanette and she knew!

My kit from Jeanette is taking the world wide tour before showing up in my mailbox...so I improvised.  

Since I don't have any ice cream stamps, I used the edge of a cloud die to trace around, then drew a semi-circle above it for the scoop of ice cream.  Then I sponged on 2 pinks, intentionally leaving darker splotches to resemble strawberry pieces. The sparkle comes from a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen.

My ruler and a sharpie worked well to hand draw the cone.  I scored it with my bone folder and sponged on a bit of light brown ink.

The strawberry paper on the background panel is from the "Pretty Party" pad by Crate Paper.

The cherry and Happy Birthday are stamps in the "Hey Cupcake" set by A Muse Studio.  I tried using the frosting stamp, thinking it would look like soft serve ice cream...but I wasn't pleased with my end result, hahaha.

Well, Jeanette, I hope you're happy with my take on your duel for this month.  You picked a really cute theme.  I'm sure that whenever my kit shows up, I'll be inspired  to make another card!


Barb said...

Outstanding Card--way to be creative without the actual kit this month. I think this card is so sweet--pun intended! Way to go!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness.... Darlene, you get an A+++ for creativity. I love how you didn't let a slowly traveling (or completely lost) kit keep you from joining the duel. And what an absolutely scrumptionsly delicious looking card you've created. I love love LOVE your ice cream cone!

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous card Darlene - I love the look of your ice cream - well done! I look forward to seeing what you create once the packet arrives :)
Stay safe

Tracie said...

Great card Darlene. Perfect for our theme this month.

MiamiKel said...

Now THIS is creativity on fire, my friend! WOw! WhODA thunk to trace a cloud! YOU! This is darling, oh so sweet, brilliant and creative all wrapped up into perfection! Love the amuse set - that will come in handy all year! I rather like your frosting! Thanks for improvising so beautifully!

Carol W said...

Awesome card Darlene...look at you go. Creating without a kit. You did an impressive job with your creative mind to make this card. I am so impressed with how this turned out!