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August 12, 2015

Ice Cream Treats with KadoodleBugDesigns

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 9 Cycle 2

Hi, it's my turn up on the Craftwell blog today, sharing a fund design using a file from KaDoodle Bug Designs, our eBrush sponsor for the month of August!  I just love this little duck! 

Let's get started...
You'll need
electronic die cutting machine and software
white card stock
card background paper (stash - from an old Cards Beautiful collection)
eBrush - SN adapater
Spectrum Noir markers - BG1, CT2, CT3, CT1, Ly1, TN1, TN2, OR1, PP1, EB7, EB8, True Black
Watercolor pencils - blue and indigo (stash)
Sharpie White pen (stash)
Adhesive and pop up dots or mounting tape
Glossy Accents

Shadow box  (optional)
card stock strips to make bases for the pop-up (optional)

Cut all the pieces using your cutting software.  I ungrouped the pieces and stacked them, grouped and then resized to fit a 4.25 x 5.5 card base.    Ungroup to move to the mat as a single layer to cut.

I wanted a little more texture so I ran the two base pieces of the ice cream cone through an embossing folder.  Set aside.

Get your ebrush and adapter for Spectrum Noir markers and start coloring.  I colored all the larger pieces with their base color using the ebrush with markers.  You can layer your color for subtle shading or add another tone or hue for more definition.  I generally chose the next deeper tone in markers for this project. 

I colored the eyes using some water color pencils and used a water brush to blend.  When dry, I added some quick strokes with a black micro pen for a little more definition.  I also added some white highlights.

Once all the coloring is done to your satisfaction, you can begin piecing it all together.  I chose to add some additional finishes for a little more shine and highlight.  A quick brush over with some Glossy Accents on the melted "chocolate" area as well as the eyes.  Set aside to dry.

Glue together as shown in the design photo from KBD (use the link above).  It was really very helpful and easy to follow.  TIP:  I glued the chick  together first before adding to my card front.

I used a sentiment stamp from an old, old set from PTI and just added that to the background piece.  This card is for one of my granddaughters and I wanted a way to showcase it a little more -- so I'm displaying it in a shadow box frame with no glass/transparency.  I've popped the card up using a pop up frame made with some additional cardstock which is securely fastened to the base of the frame.  The box can be hung on a wall or sit on a dresser or bookshelf for display. 

Thanks, KBD for the fabulous file!   I'm sure it will be used again and again!  Stay tuned,  there are more projects from the DT coming your way!  Check back again

 Hope you'll drop by again and share some crafting time together. AND don't forget to drop by the KBD blog and check out all the latest news!

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  1. Love the use of glossy accents on the Chocolate & eyes....really makes them POP. This frame will look adorable on your Granddaughter`s wall :-)

  2. Your little home d├ęcor item is so Ducky!! Love all your added details, like the embossing of the cone, glossy chocolate frosting, and the perfect shading all over with the ebrush! Love this file especially!!

  3. So sweet card! Love kadoodle bug designs...And e brush looks so interesting to use...

  4. This is too cute Jan! Love the "chocolate" syrup effect TFS,


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