Once in a while I just get this undeniable hankering to build a cutting file and with this sudden switch in hot weather slamming us I decided to create something cool and refreshing.
I always have my husband shaking his head at me because I find inspiration in the oddest (and probably the most inconvenient) places. This week we were filling up Sebastian (our VW Vanagon) and I espied the ice storage over by the side of the gas station. You know the sort of ice chest thing with the pebbled metal door with a handle which you open up to grab a bag or brick of ice out of?
Well, the sun just happened to be shining on it, toward evening so a gentle mellow sun, and after making my Mr. pause the nozzle of the gas hose and jostling past… Well it was just lovely, the bright orange reflection of my shirt on that silvery mercury-bumped metal surface and I snapped a few photos. I did not know then this would transform into the texture for my Popsicle!
I made a “flat” version of this popsicle in Photoshop first, then I overlaid the texture over the colored part. I also snagged a free wood texture off of the internet to make the sticks look real.
Here are the supplies I used to make my card:
Popsicle Element - Barb Derksen
Designer Paper - Tres Jolie by My Mind’s Eye
Stamp - Studio G
Ink - Colorbox Queue warm red
Ribbon - Dollarama
Punch - Fiskars7
Glitter - dollar store
Before I put the Popsicle onto the card I ran a wide stick of glue over it and “glittered” it up with a pretty orange glitter!
I’m so tickled with how this turned out. I have saved this file in all sorts of formats for you.
I’ve saved it as a fully layered PSD file, then I broke all the parts down to separate PNG files. I saved all files to .studio files. I saved the coloured and textured files as well.
Without further ado - here’s the download for my sweet Popsicle: