Wednesday, July 27, 2011

One In A Melon Card

I started off this card by creating the look of background paper by stamping over and over again.  

I used a 4 by 5 and 1/4 inch piece of white cardstock.  

The stamp set I used was by Clear Dollar Stamps and it's called Fruity Fun.  

I did some measuring and used tiny strips of paper to help me mark rows so that I could get my stamps at least close to being in an even pattern.  

It wasn't easy, especially since each watermelon is made with 3 separate stamps using 3 different colors.  It proved to be just that many more chances to mess up!  *LOL*  Although I am super happy with the results :)

I sprayed my stamped layer with some Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  It didn't photograph at all, but there is a subtle shimmer in person.

I layered my new background onto a green card base.  

Then I went around the edges with Diamond Stickles.

I stamped a watermelon by itself onto a scrap of white cardstock.  Then I went over the green part with Diamond Stickles, and the seeds with Black Diamond Stickles.  I used a couple pop dots to adhere it on the card.  This way it has dimension and sparkle to make it stand out from the rest, like that special "one in a melon" hardy har har.

I created a banner cut by hand and I curled it, and then used pop dots in the center to help in maintain it's curl.  Same thing I did on a card just the other day.  I'm having fun with that technique at the moment.

I created this card for the Bright and Fun Challenge that Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too is having.  Be sure and head over there to check out what everyone else has created!  It's lots of fun over there.  She also has lots of linking parties going on regularly now so you can share your work, and find lots of other projects to inspire you.

It will be my last challenge for Tracy.  It's been SUCH a blast!!!


Georgiana said...

Wow! That is a lot of stamping. I love how you added the shimmer and sparkle around the edges.

Carson's Creations

ShawnfromMN said...

Wow - your card is great! That is a lot of work! I couldnt have the patience! It has been wonderful being on the DT with you!! Keep in touch and let us know what your next venture will be!!

Kristy said...
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Kristy said...

Cute idea and very bright and summery!
Fellow DT member ;)

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Great job Amber. Those little watermelons are so cute. So fun too.

Cheryl @

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Great card! You have more patience than I would with that method-and it turned out wonderfully. I love how you popped that one watermelon!

Audrey Frelx said...

Whoa, all that stamping! LOL! Great card!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

cute card!


Tanya Isis Ayala said...

Very cute i love making my own paper designs

Kelly said...

How creative! What a great sentiment...I love it!

Donna and Sara said...

Super cute! Love how you created your own pattern. So fun! (I am your newest follower too)