At my monthly Stamp-In Workshop, my girls created a fun card that features two stamps from a Paper Pumpkin kit and stamps from two new sets in the big catalog:
With a few simple embellishments -- washi tape and sequins -- the card gains lots of personality.
It has some dimension, not a lot. But it is Post Office friendly. And, often, that's what counts!
The background stamp was meant to be <adult> colored.
However, so the watermelon slice could be the focal point, I left it uncolored.
My husband took one look at the card and noted, "It doesn't look finished." Husbands . . .
The adorable watermelon slice is stolen from my Paper Pumpkin kit.
It adds such a summery and festive touch!
Truly, a simply adorable card, wouldn't you agree?
If you'd like to create a card similar to this one, follow this tutorial:
Hello Color stamp set (page 168)
Happy Birthday Gorgeous (page 77)
Paper Pumpkin stamp
Whisper White cardstock
Emerald Envy cardstock
Melon Mambo cardstock
Melon Mambo ink
Emerald Envy ink
Stampin' Write Markers in Basic Black and Melon Mambo
Classic Label Punch
Black and white washi tape
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.
Add two pieces of black and white washi tape to the card base, about 1 1/2" from the top and the bottom. Trim the ends of the washi tape flush with the card edges.
On a 3" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp in black ink the largest design from the Hello Color stamp set. Adhere this to a 3 1/4" x 5" piece of Melon Mambo cardstock, then to a 3 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. Adhere this whole piece to the card base.
On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp first the rind of the watermelon wedge in Emerald Envy. Then, eyeballing it, stamp the juicy portion in Melon Mambo. If you desire, leave the seeds white, or color them in with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker, as I did in the sample. Fussy cut the watermelon. Use a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add the watermelon slice at an angle on the card front.
On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment, as well as its frame in black. Use the Classic Label Punch to cut the label. If you'd like, add a little color to the frame with the Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker. Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the sentiment to the bottom of the white portion over part of the black stamping.
Add a trio of black sequins to the background.