Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy Summer Hello Watermelon Card

I have made this card before and love the way it turns out and it can be geared towards any occasion or person just by changing out the sentiment on the front or inside.

Here is the photo of the card I orginally found and used what I had on hand to recreate.

 I am cutting some water color paper just shy of 4 inches.
And also just shy over 5 inches.

This way my black mat behind will be 1/8 of an inch showing all around.
 I am using the older style Tim Holtz ink blending tool and it seemed to work just fine.

Lemon lime twist for the top.
 Cucumber Crush right above that leaving just a smidge of the Lemon Lime Twist showing
 Using a small section on the Lemon Lime Twist pad I inked more and added a small layer on top to make it darker.
 I lightly added some Strawberry Slush ink below the Lemon Lime Twist ink leaveing barely any white showing and keeping it light.
 I added Watermelon Wonder ink below that makeing sure to leave some light areas at the top and make it a gradiant color.
 So pretty.

Cucumber Crush, Strawberry Slush, Watermelon Wonder are Retired Stampin Up inks.

Lemon Lime Twist will retire June 2019.
 I used Heavy Weight Black card stock from Hobby Lobby to cut out a Hello from Stamps of Life and some hearts from a Retired Owl Builder Punch.
 Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to adhere the accents to the card.
 A little pokey tool to help align my up side down hearts to look like seeds.
 Trying to decide which card base to use.

I went with Lemon Lime Twist card stock because that was the lightest inking that matched the card stock.

I went heavyier on the other colors.
Finished card, I love how smooth and blended it looks in real life, almost looks like it was water colored.

 I used Stamps of Life watermelon2stamp stamp set for the inside and out side of the card.

And yes shh I did cut my stamps so I could ink in three colors.

And yes they did not scream.

Some basic supplies I use I purchase from Hobby Lobby or Micheal’s with coupons or on sale
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Micheal’s brand is called Recollections
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