Melting Ice Cream Background Tutorial ♡ La-La Land Crafts

Hello crafty friends!

Today's tutorial is a quick, easy & vibrant background that I thought would look perfect for a unicorn ice cream party (keeping in line with our "SWEETS" theme this week)! 

Pool Die (the larger splash die)

Greys:  N0, N1, N2, N3, N4
Pinks:  RV02, RV04
Yellows:  Y13, Y19
Greens:  YG03, YG13
Blues:  BG53, BG45
Purples:  V04, RV61

Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry


1. I cut (2) pieces of smooth white cardstock at 5-1/4" x 4"

2.  Using blender brushes, I added ink in circular motions and being mindful of which colors would blend well together (yellow + blue = green / blue + pink = purple, etc)

3.  You don't have to fill the whole sheet on the 2nd piece as we'll be die cutting just the top part. 

4.  Using a small sprayer, I misted water over both sheets, then dabbed off on a paper towel.

5.  Next, I got out my white acrylic paint, a dish of water and a lid.

6.  I mixed some water into the white paint on lid and using my paintbrush, I spattered both sheets.

7.  I'm too impatient to let it dry, so I used my heat gun to dry the white paint

8.  Next, I die cut the Paint Drip Border from the 2nd sheet (that I didn't ink up completely) and from a sparkly silver paper, I die cut the water splatter from the Pool Die.

9.  I attached the paint drip border to the top of my full inky sheet.

10.  I cut a piece of the silver glittery paper at 5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

11.  I then glued the inky piece to the silver glittery piece and glued my splashes to the bottom of card front.

12.  I stamped the sentiment in the Picked Raspberry DOI, and cut the words apart, mounted on pink c.s. and attached at the top with foam strips.

13.  I stamped & colored 2 of the unicorns, fussy cut out and attached with foam dots.

14.  I added some lime green glitter to the unicorn horns and white gel pen highlights to the paint drips  and DONE! 

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Happy Inking! 
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