Have you ever had a day where everything you touched turned out to be a disaster. Well that was my kind of crafting day this weekend. But as they saying goes….the third times a charm… or something like that.
It finally came together. Here is the end results of a card I made today for several challenges (CAS, TGIF and Simon Says Wednesday challenge). The links are below. I am happy to say I do like this “You’re One in a Melon” card. On with the design and ingredients.
A little about the difficulties. The first attempt. All was stamped and the white heat embossed melons looked great until I heat set them and notice white embossing powder got onto the bottom of the sentiment letters. I tried to fix it by using a black sharpie to cover up the spots and slipped a bit and it was just too noticeable. The second attempt I didn’t stamp the sentiment and the embossing came out great. The coloring not so much. Not sure if it was too much water but it seeped outside lines in several places. So here we are with one that I am happier with.
Off topic but relevant….I hate to waste and try to maximize supplies and if I have extra stamped images or scrap paper I save them in a box. Then I sometimes will do what I call a just for fun scrap card at later time. In this instance, I saved some of the errors. I cut out the melons and even saved the die cut border from the patterned paper. I have a design in mind…so stay tuned.
Back to this card I used the stamp set from this years Simon Says Stamp July kit called One Cool Pineapple. I have been having a great time with this kit. The stamp set is so fun with all the cute images and punny sentiments.
The card base is Neenah 110# top folded A2 size. The pattern paper is die cut with a Simon Says stitched rectangle. The paper is from last years July Kit it is from Echo Parks Summer Dream Collection. The focal panel is Tim Holtz watercolor paper cut with a smaller SSS stitched rectangle.
I stamped the 3 melons with Versamark and white heat embossed it. I colored these with Zigg brush markers in pale green and pink. Then decided the pale green was too light so went over it with Distress ink in cracked pistachio and the pink was too pink so I went over that with festive berries.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black ink.
Be sure to check out the challenge blogs for more fun and inspiration.
SSS – Use a die or a punch.
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Enjoy ~ Pat