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!!!