Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Happy summer!

Well, I did it. I conquered the Diamond Head trail! Sunday was just gorgeous with blue sunny skies and a slight breeze--perfect hiking weather.

And the best reward after a hike? Shave ice! In Hawaii, shave ice is the most popular cold treat. There are many shave ice shops in every neighborhood and people have their favorite haunts that they consider "the best".


Shave ice was the inspiration for my shaped card. It depicts a rainbow shave ice, one of the more popular flavors with strawberry, pineapple, and vanilla syrup poured over finely shaved ice, thus forming a rainbow. It's usually served in a paper cone cup, and eaten with a small wooden spoon.

I handcut the shapes and ink distressed the "syrup" with Distress inks and then water splotched the surface to give it an "icy" look. I also hand cut the wooden spoon and ink distressed the edges.


I couldn't find a suitable sentiment so I typed one up in a fun font, cut out a banner and attached it to the front of the cup.

I'm linking my shave ice card to the Shaping Up Blog Hop and Giveaway. Have you seen the awesome shaped cards? Hop over and take a look. It all starts here at JJ's blog. You'll be blown away by the creativity of the talented ladies who were all part of Gallery Idol 2012.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a cool summer!

Note: "Shave" ice is the local way we refer to "shaved" ice. True, the ice is shaved, but it's always been referred to as "shave ice". 


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31 comments:

  1. This looks sooo delicious Donna! What a terrifically clever card!!! So much FUN too!

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  2. Yummy!!!! I like the colors of the shaved ice.

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  3. It looks real! Very yummy, Donna!

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  4. Yummy !!!! Such an adorable card Donna! Love it...

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  5. Yummy !!!! Such an adorable card Donna! Love it...

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  6. What a yummy looking card! I could use some shaved ice right now! :P

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  7. This looks fantastic Donna! LOVE the little scoop and also the texture of the ice. Great card!

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  8. OMG rainbow shave ice from Baldwins with ice cream and azuki beans is my favorite!! I like that Baldwins offers a keiki size cup…that way I don't have to share mine with the kids, lol!

    Your card is fantastic, love how you used the distress inks!! And the scoop on top is perfect!

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  9. That looks EXACTLY like rainbow shaved ice!! What a perfect shape idea for a summer card, well done!

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  10. This is super cute! It looks so yummy! Thanks for linking up to the Shaping Up! Blog hop!

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  11. love my shave ice with ice cream... yummy!

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  12. So clever and creative Donna! Love the rainbow colors and the water splotched "icy" look! The font you chose for the sentiment is very cute too! When I go to Hawaii, I will definitely go try one of these! Thank you so much for joining us in the Shaping Up linking party, Donna, HUG!

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  13. Wow, Donna! Can't believe you hand cut it all - fabulous creativity!

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  14. Oh Hawaiian shaved ice!! I love the card and I really NEED to plan a trip to the islands soon!!!

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  15. Donna, I absolutely LOVE this card. It makes me feel like having a snow cone right now! LOL!

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  16. for real??? this is incredibly life like! what a great idea for a summer shaped card. I love snow cones AND YOUR card!!!

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  17. A-ma-zing! I can almost taste it:). (What I wouldn't give for some real shave ice!) You do amazing stuff with those Distress Inks! Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous card with us!

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  18. This is cool!! I LOVE how you did colored the snowcone and made it 'icy'!!! i am def trying this!!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

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  19. This looks sooo yummy! Such a gorgeous shaped card! Love the rainbow of colours! Way to go on completing the hike!! That is so awesome :)

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  20. Such a sweet, yummy card, Donna! Funny story...we have a beautiful photo hanging in our home from a work trip my DH took to Hawaii years ago. When I told him about your hike, his eyes went wide and he said, "I took that photo from the top of Diamondhead Trail!" I admire you VERY MUCH for hiking that...you must be in really good shape, girl!

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  21. What a super-duper card! It looks so ono and refreshing. You are an amazing card maker!

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  22. Wonderful card...such a clever idea. Love your inking, the card looks good enough to eat!

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  23. I knew you could conquer the mountain Donna! Love your deliciously refreshing card too!

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  24. this ice-cream looks so deliciously yummy and love the rainbow colors flavours, Donna. I'm currently on vacation in Croatia and having ice-cream is definitely a must at this weather.

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  25. Hi Donna....I love that Ice cream looks so yummy and your color is adorable...thanks for come and commenting my CAS cherry card..I am doing well but busy with my Job Practicing in the office..hope you are doing well to and Miss you Donna...hugs

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  26. so clever! love how you created the texture of the shave ice. YUM! i can use one of these now! =)

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