Today, I have a bright and summery card to share!
This card is a bit similar to last week's in that the main layers will work in various sizes, as long as you remain proportionate to the card front you choose!
For my card I used:
- Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
- Hawaiian Shores Layer: 3-3/4 x 5 (note- I adhered my patterned paper on top of this layer)
- Black Mat Layer: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8
- Patterned Paper Strip: 1-3/4 x 5
- Grosgrain Ribbon 5/8 width
This card started as I perused the Stampin' Up Tutti Frutti paper pack. I thought this patterned paper with the watermelons and aqua-ish background was super cute. I dug into my Paper Pumpkin kit stamps and pulled out this one from last year that features watermelons. I stamped two of those and cut one in half to make a smaller wedge. I used Berry Sorbet for the flesh and a combination of New Leaf and Simply Chartreuse for the green.
A couple of tips: First, I used a black .5 micron pen to add the little seeds. Second, I wanted a white rind for each fruit, as well as a thin white frame around each fruit. To achieve this, I simply used a white gel pen and added lines where I wanted them. A good white gel pen can be a craft saver!
I stamped my greeting from Papertrey Ink's now retired Scentimentals set. I wanted a punny greeting, so I figured this one was appropriate. Next I adhered the patterned paper to the Hawaiian Shores layer. Next up I added a strip of Berry Sorbet Ribbon and adhered that whole panel to a black mat. I attached my cut out watermelon wedges with foam tape and then the whole panel was placed on a white card base.
The final step was adding a few of the tear drop epoxy shapes (Stampin' Up!) to show just how juicy the fruit is.
I think I will definitely be using this colour combination again soon! Isn't coral, aqua, green and black fun!?
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