Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Watermelon Cards

Today I'm sharing two cards that use Graciellie Designs' "Happiness" digital stamp set. I just love this fun set with the jar of watermelon juice and a whole assortment of fun sentiments!

To create this first card I:
  • created my watermellon background using distress inks
    • Mowed Lawn/Pine Needles for the rine
    • Picked Raspberry/Abandoned Coral/ Fired Brick for the melon
    • Picket Fence Distress Stain for the white strip
    • added seeds with a Black Sharpie
  • printed my watermelon juice and colored it with Prismacolor Pencils
    • pressed versamark watermark ink over top and added Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
    • Heat Set and repeated the UTEE layer
    • tied a piece of black/white Baker's Twine around my jar
  • die cut the sentiment using Momenta Word Dies
  • added a few sequins

My second card features one of the sentiments from this set and includes a fun Color Burst Background!

For this card I:
  • tapped out some Lime Green and Alizarin Crimson Color Burst powder onto my watercolor paper, spritzed it with water and heat set
  • printed the jar of watermelon juice all over the paper in a random pattern

Next I:
  • printed one of the sentiments from the set on white card stock
  • die cut with a tag die
  • matted it on black card stock
  • added a baker's twine bow and three tiny punched hearts across the bottom

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Simon Says - Make Your Own Background
Time Out - Food and Drink
Allsorts - Tags


Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are fantastic! They are making my mouth water!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness that is too cute, such an excellent and very creative background to go with your summer time drink!
Love your fun colorburst background too!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Totally awesome card. Love the details digi stamp. Fantastic! Thanks for joining our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Happy Crafting!

Mindy Baxter said...

AWE! How sweet is that watermelon background! I Love the way that turned out. Delicious! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- Good Luck!

♥ Mindy

brenda said...

Such pretty cards in the beautifully vibrant summery colours, perfect for our 'tags' theme at Allsorts challenge, thank so much for jonining us again.

B x

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Both cards are absolutely FANTASTIC!!!! I just love that watermelon background that you created with distress inks. You have colored that mason jar image so perfectly. Featuring the sentiment and having the mason jar image on the second was a great idea. The background is stunning on that one too. Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out Food And Drink Theme Challenge!

Ellibelle said...

Such fabulous creations Esther, loving that watermelon background!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!

Lynn said...

Love all those vibrant pinks and greens! Two absolutely gorgeous cards!

Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Lea Lawson said...

LOVE both backgrounds, but especially that watermelon one! SO sweet!!

sandie said...

Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out-see blog for details x