Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Design of the Week - Ice Cream Cone

Hello, Karen here with a scrapbook page using this week's Design of the Week.  When I saw this shape I was instantly reminded of a photo taken of my daughter 21 years ago and the mess she got into eating an ice-cream.

What You Need:-

Silhouette Cameo
White Card
Brown Card
Kraft Card
Cream Card
Red Gem
Silhouette Pens
Pen Holder and Permanent Pen
Water Colour Pencils

STEP 1 - Making your ice-creams. 

  • The first thing I did was to resize the shape to 4.5 ins (11.5cms) and ungroup (Shift +Ctrl+G) it. I mirrored the ice-cream and then cut out the two colours of ice-cream x 2
  • Next I used the release option, under the Modify menu to separate the cone from the diamond shapes on the cone and removed the diamond shapes using Ctrl+X - once you have done this be sure not to  move the cones as your are going to past the diamond shapes back in the the next step.  
  • I cut the cone from Kraft card and without removing the mat from my Silhouette swapped the ratchet blade for a brown Silhouette pen . I then pasted back the diamond shapes and deleted the cones

  • I drew the diamonds (remember to change your Silhouette settings from ratchet blade to pen).


 STEP 2 - Drawing the title and borders. 

  •  I am really loving big statement titles at the moment so chose a phrase that would stand out.  I resized this to 9ins (23cms) wide and placed it on my drawing area .  
  • Next I chose two sketch borders - one to go around my page and one to go round my photo. I placed these onto the page and also added the ice-cream cone shapes and a rectangle to represent my photo - I often use my Silhouette software to lay out where I want things on a srapbook page. 
  • Finally I used my favourite sketch font (Georgia Peach Sketch) to write a little bit of journaling on the bottom right of the page. 

  • I deleted the ice-cream cones and rectangle representing my photo and put a permanent pen into a Silhouette pen holder to draw the title and borders.
  • Using water colour pencils I coloured in the title and then added the cut out ice-cream cones and photo.
  • Finally I added a red gem 'cherry' to the top of each ice-cream.
This is such a versatile design and I am really looking forward to seeing what you come up with using it.





  1. Such great tips, love the watercolour and now need an ice cream HA! C x

  2. Thank you Caroline - loved making this page.