Cool Lollies

Cool LolliesHere’s a simple and sweet(!) card that I had a lot of fun making. It is a response to three challenges. The colours come from the challenge from Global Design Project. The Summery theme comes from Simon Says Stamp Monday. And, whilst the challenge actually went up a little while after I’d finished making this, The Paper Players‘ “something sweet” challenge seemed like a perfect fit!

I started by making my lollies. I found a snippet of heavy white paper (I don’t think it is actually watercolour, but close enough!) I trimmed it to three rectangles of about the size I wanted, and then rounded the top corners of each with my corner chomper. I then got started with painting them. I tried to add some simple shading by starting my colour on the right then drawing it across in a more watered down version. I then also went back and added a slightly darker colour on the right hand side and blended it through. The yellow and green didn’t show that up as well as I would have liked though!

I set my lollies aside to dry and found some little bits of brown card to make little sticks for the lollies. They were very simple to make – just cut a narrow strip then took three little pieces of it.

Once my lollies were more or less dry I went back in with a slightly darker shade of each colour to add lines down the middle to give more of an authentic lolly look. I then took my white gel pen to add more shine to the top right corner.

After working out where I wanted each lolly to be I put foam tape on the backs of them and pressed them in place. I then slid the sticks underneath, attaching them directly to the cardbase with Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue.

Finally I stamped on my sentiment. I used Lawn Fawn’s Jessie’s ABCs to compose the sentiment, and stamped it with black pigment ink.

Cool Lollies 2I really like this card. It reminds me a bit of one I did before but, y’know, better! Creating the lollies was fun. I know there are stamp sets out there that do the same thing, and probably simplify the procedure a lot, but I enjoyed doing them this way.


Lady Joyful


21 thoughts on “Cool Lollies

      1. Oh yes, balloons look good with a bit of shine! I think the issue perhaps is having got the lolly (or balloon!) pretty much how it should be it feels like adding the white shine risks ruining it. But I think most of the time it is worth adding.

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  1. This is a great card for our Summer Fun theme! Nothing screams summer better than popsicles. Love your clean and simple design. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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