Monday, January 12, 2009

One in a Melon.....

I so love watermelon!! I do like to eat it but I think they are just too stinkin cute!! I made this card tonight. I have 11 more to put together. Why so many you ask? BECAUSE I CAN! *okie falls out chair laughin*. Actually I made so many because I think they could work for birthdays, thank you's, thinking of you and just to say hello!! I think I will cut some sentiments from Wild Cards to put on the insides but not sure which ones yet.

The paper is some I found at the LSS today. Since I love the saying "You're one in a melon" I knew I had to get a sheet or two of it to make cards. I cut my watermelon and stripe paper at 3.75 x 2.75 inches. Oh this is an A2 size card.

I used Doodlecharms watermelon border for the melons at the bottom of the card. The scallop circle is from MiniMonograms. I used Jasmine for the corners.

The ribbon is Lemongrass grosgrain 1/4" ribbon from Wal-mart. I really like the color and have used it on quite a few projects.

I printed the saying in MS word using the circle text feature and then used my 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out the saying.

I wanted to show you a close up of the watermelon paper so you can see why I did pink on the photo corners. You can't see it as well in the overall all picture of the card. You can click on the pictures and make them bigger if you want to see more detail.

I did quite a bit of doodling on the card, and I think I might have over done it! I was going to sew on the card but I was too lazy to get the sewing machine out *okie reminds herself she never did finish reorganizing the last time* so I just used a black Zig pen for doodling on the edges of the card mat, photo corners and the sentiment circle. I used a white Signo gel pen for the white doodling. If you havent' gotten a Uniball Signo white pen let me tell you...YOU SHOULD!! It is totally awesome and by far the best white pen I have worked with!

And ya know by now I am totally addicted to using double sided adhesive foam to make things stand out. Luckily I found a cheap foam and I have built up my I shouldn't be running out anytime soon....I HOPE!! I think elements on cards and LO's just look fantastic when given the little extra dimension!


  1. cute cute as always....If Enfy's talent makes you sick, you can imagine what yours does to me LOL
    I so enjoy your wonderful creations...

  2. Great detail on this card- so glad I came for a closer look! I too am too idle to drag the big sewing machine out even though stitching on cards is one of my favourite things!! If I could just have a craft room where I could keep it set up all the time I'd be so happy!! Oh well, here's hoping - lol!

    Great blog by the way. Am following now so I can keep up to date with your lovley work

    Cheers, Caryn (Scottishscrapper) xxx

  3. I love this card. It is absolutely to die for.

  4. Beautiful, and nowhere near way over done. It makes me long for summertime!