Melon Card – Take two using mostly scraps and how I organize them.

Hi Everyone,

Here is my scrap card. It’s another “You’re One in a Melon Card.  Aside from the circle punches it was pulled together with all scraps. If you recall my last post about crafting disasters and how I saved the Melon slices by cutting them out to use later. Well here it is and it is fitting for another entry into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge as I did use a punch. On with how it all came together and some scrap talk.

As a I mentioned I saved the melon slices from my previous card errors. These were white heat embossed and colored with cracked pistachio and festive berries Distress inks and an aqua brush. I fussy cut them. 

I had a water color panel left over from another project that I used for the background. This was done also with festive berries. 

If you would like to check out the full story and other card you can find it here.

The Melon frame is also from what was cut off of the previous card. The paper is from last years SSS July kit. The pattern paper is from Echo Park Summer Dream collection. 

I used a 1 1/2” circle punch and cut 5 circles from white card stock and distressed them with cracked pistachio. Figured out the placement with the sentiment and circles. Then I stamped the sentiment, from the One Cool Pineapple stamp set, in Versafine Onyx black ink. Then in Versamark and clear heat embossed over top.

Before I glued down the circles I cut a scrap of paper in the outline of the sentiment to protect it and did a splatter of white Copic ink with the Tim Holtz splatter brush. 

I added the melon slices to the circles with foam strips on the rind end and a thin foam square toward the point. Once dried I added the circles and glued down two of them flat and 3 popped up on foam squares for varying dimension. 

Off topic but relates to how this card came to be…A little bit about my scrap box. The scraps start out at the top of my work station. Like I am intending on using them right away. You know what I mean right. I am planning and thinking I am going to do it right away. So when that doesn’t happen I then move it to the box. It’s like purging only it is just purged from my work station to a box. The box  is just extra die cuts, sentiment strips, watercolor panels, embossed or stamped images.

I have a whole other system for scrap paper. I use an accordion file folder for my paper scraps and file them by color range. What I have done for my 6 by six papers pad scraps is found some inexpensive envelopes and adhered them to the back side. I slip my scraps in the envelope so I know what pack it came from. It is a good system that works for me. I know we all save scraps and have boxes or folders for it but I thought I would share a few photos as this really does help keep me orginized and it really isn’t very time consuming. I will admit I do purge and toss out items from the scrap box from time to time and I don’t save really small scraps of card stock or really small die cuts  

What is your method for saving scraps and do you make scrap cards?

So back to the card. I then glued down the melon. The panel is adhered to an A2 size top folded card base from Neenah 110# white. Lastly I added a little Pico Embellisher to the rinds and some clear Wink of Stella to the watermelon fruit sections. 

For a scrap card I kind of like it.

Be sure to check out the challenge blog for more fun and inspiration. 

SSS add a die or punch challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by and as always I appreciate your kind comments.  Be sure to subscribe/follow along for future blog posts.

Enjoy ~ Pat 

4 thoughts on “Melon Card – Take two using mostly scraps and how I organize them.

  1. Your card is so summery and fun! Great use of dies too! Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin


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