Hi everyone. Here's a fun card for today's SCS CAS challenge (CAS224 - colours: melon mambo, crumb cake, pear pizzazz, white). I used an adorable digi stamp from Lisa's Doodley Doos called "What a Melon". I used my new SU! gingham wheel stamp to create the pink gingham ... but had a bit of difficulty lining up the rows of gingham ... you'll see there's a thin white line in the center. My plan is to take the stamp off the wheel and use it as a regular stamp so that I can line things up better with my Stamp-a-ma-jig, but I need a few supplies first. This was recommended to me by my friend Bonnie, and I think it will work much better. I tried several times to line things up and this was the best of the lot and I decided to just go with it. :) Hope you like.
Stamps: What a Melon (Lisa's Doodley Doos)
Paper: Crumb Cake, White, Pear Pizzazz, Black (SU!)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Black (SU!)
Accessories & Tools: Big Shot, Curly-Q border die (C.C. Designs - used the cast-aways as the seeds), ruler, sponges, glue, Crystal Effects, and dimensionals
I sponged around each of the pieces of watermelon with the corresponding colors of ink to give the image some depth. I coated the "seeds" with Crystal Effects ... and colored the "juicy drops" with my Melon Mambo marker and then cut them out and glued them to the card front. The melon is popped up for added dimension. As with all my paper piecing ... if the outline image is done in black ink, then after cutting each piece, I run my black marker around the edge to give each piece a more finished look.
Here's a close-up: