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Hi All!

I’m so happy to report that Courtney is feeling much better. Her fever has been hovering around 100. She has also spent chunks of time at a normal temperature. So, I think she is finally on the mend. Thank you again for all your comments and support. 🙂

For today’s card, I kept the background simple to draw focus to my ice cream sundae. I created some chocolate syrup and sprinkles for the top. Here is a close-up:


I used the Simon Says Stamp Ice Cream die set for the scoops and the bowl. I originally was going to do an ice cream cone on this card but ended up creating a lunch note with it instead:


In the video, I added a section at the end where I show you how to color the cone to look like a wafer, so be sure to watch till the end!

Enjoy and have a great weekend!



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: R81, R83, R85 (strawberry); G00, YG41, YG45 (mint); E13, E25, E27 (chocolate); Y15, C1 (bowl); E55, E57, E59, 0 (cone); E30, E31, E34 (vanilla)

Ice Cream Dies
Ice Cream Dies
Paper Smooches Slang Gang
Paper Smooches Slang Gang
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
White Big Brush Pen
White Stamper’s Big Brush Pen
Stampin' Up! Daffodil Delight Marker (part of Brights set)
Daffodil Delight Marker
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 8:33 am


    WOW!! What wonderful cards! Of course my favorite is the chocolate sundae….I am a chocoholic after all. Love the sprinkles with the glossy accents. Brilliant!
    Hope Courtney is feeling better today.

  2. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Caly Person

    Loved that you used the colorless blender to create the waffle cone look! I wouldn’t have thought to do that and would’ve probably drawn it in with a brown marker.

  3. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 8:37 am


    Here I am again, first up. It’s the end of our Friday Down Under and a nice way to end the day. I have a cone and ice cream die and keep forgetting to use it. Now I have no excuses. Thanks so much for doing all the hard work for me so I can create a really cute card. I just loved both of your cards so much!

  4. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 12:22 pm


    Awesome summer card! Nice tip for the waffle cone look. The chocolate syrup on top is so cool! Glad to hear epic Courtney is doing better.

  5. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 1:21 pm


    Love it! The ice-cream scoops look great!

  6. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 1:31 pm


    So glad to hear Courtney is starting to feel better. The card makes me want a hot fudge sundae which, currently, is NOT on my food regimen. Still it looks so yummy & gooey. Seriously, that cone is perfect.

  7. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Barb M.

    These cards are amazing! Now I need to go to the store and get some ice cream!!
    Have a great weekend, glad to hear Courtney is feeling better.

  8. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 2:09 pm


    Wonderful news that Courtney is improving. Continuing to send prayers for her (and you).
    Ohmygoodness! Those ice cream scoops with chocolate sauce look soooo real! Makes me want some ice cream! Wonderful job, as always.

  9. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 2:23 pm


    Love, love it Darlene, now you made me hungry for strawberry ice cream. I love how you created the hot fudge on top of the yummy ice cream scoops, and those sprinkles are so sweet and look just perfect.
    Where did you get the beads? they are so teeny, tiny and so beautiful.
    Thank you for another fabulous video.

    • wrote on June 22nd, 2015 at 8:29 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Maria. I got the beads at the scrapbook convention in Arlington, TX. It was probably 5 years ago. I have since lost the packaging, so I don’t know who makes them. 🙁

  10. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 2:28 pm


    So happy and thankful that your daughter is doing better. How scary!

  11. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 3:02 pm


    Thanks for sharing this technique.

  12. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 7:18 pm


    Glad to read the good news about Courtney’s recovery. You have been in my thoughts
    Thanks you for your continued inspiration. I have a long list of to tries on my craft table
    Regards to you all Raewyn D

  13. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Kylie Adams

    Great cards. Yes, that ice cream cone looked edible!! Just fabulous.

  14. wrote on June 19th, 2015 at 8:58 pm


    That is GREAT news Darlene. So glad that Courtney is feeling better.

  15. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 1:41 am


    This card is so cute! The chocolate fudge looks so realistic and gooey with the glossy accents! I am also very happy to hear that Courtney feels better, and she will continue to be in my prayers. 🙂

  16. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 10:03 am


    Oooooh when I saw the close up of those sprinkles I got soooo excited!!! Okay, I did get a little hungry for chocolate, too! LOL You know if you make a card that makes someone crave what your coloring, you’ve done your job. HAHA! Love the card, it’s fantastic and the technique for that cone is UBER KEWL!! =) Also, the way you colored that bowl was pretty impressive…I would have never thought of that. I’m waiting on a set of stamps that has an ice cream cone…will have to remember that about the blender pen. Thanks for sharing another awesome card! =)

  17. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 1:25 pm


    Super cute! As always you are so creative! Glad to hear your daughter is recovering!!! Julie L

  18. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 5:23 pm


    I so love your sundae card! The hot fudge look is perfect. I really wondered how you did it when I first saw the still shot. It was a lot simpler than anything I may have thought! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Andrea

  19. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Brenda L.

    Wow, I am so loving your sundae card Darlene! It looks so yummy. lol I love the way you did the hot fudge sauce, looks so real. I also love how you did the corn, that was very realistic looking too. So happy to hear that your daughter is doing much better and that the fevers are staying low or none at all. My hubby’s fevers are doing better too. Hugs, Brenda

    • wrote on June 22nd, 2015 at 8:42 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Great news Brenda!

  20. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Susan Berry

    The ice cream with chocolate dripping down looks so realistic what a great idea. Also love the way you colored the bowl. Great tips on doing the ice cream cone. Glad Courtney is doing much better.

  21. wrote on June 20th, 2015 at 11:16 pm


    So glad to hear Courtney is doing better. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers. Scary stuff. Love the ice cream topping, and thanks for your cone tips. Such a cute card.

  22. wrote on June 29th, 2015 at 3:11 am


    So nice and yummy ! I have just received the stamp set from SSS , can’t wait to play with ! So glad to hear Courtney is doing better, my thoughts and prayers !

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