Tuesday, August 31, 2010
A "melon" thanks!
With Labor Day right around the corner, I decided to use this sweet watermelon stamp today. My inspiration for colors and embellishments came from picnics and bbq's, which I'm sure many of you will be attending this coming weekend! Wouldn't this make a nice thank you card for your host or hostess?
This is a very clean and simple design. I really wanted the watermelon to take center stage. Instead of coloring the image, I paper pieced it. To do this, I first stamped the watermelon on red cardstock and then again on olive cardstock, I trimmed both and then pieced them together. To give it an even more realistic look, I colored the smallest part of the rind with a dark green marker.
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Stamp: The Rubber Cafe
Ink: SU Basic Black
Paper: PTI White, SU Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: SU gingham ribbon, Eyelet border punch, blender pen, PTI button