So I’ve been playing with the new Hero Arts products and I LOVE them! I didn’t have much time in my craft room today but I was able to pull together this fun little card!
It’s only a couple inches wide and I’m thinking it’d be easy to make them even a little bit tinier to make them into gift tags.
I used the new Hero Arts Stamp Your Own Fruit set and stamped the watermelon and sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink before heat-embossing them with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored them with ink pads…I’ve been experimenting with smushing regular dye ink pads onto my craft sheet and watercoloring with them (instead of my normal distress inks) and I used WPlus9 inks for this card. The pink is Sweet Gelato and the green is Mojito. I wet the paper and then colored the watermelon using ink directly smushed onto the craft sheet. After the fruit was done I spritzed additional water onto the craft sheet to dilute the color and then painted the strip between the fruit and rind as well as the background. I colored the rind with undiluted ink as well. Next I colored in the seeds with the Pico Embellisher and went over the watermelon with my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush after the seeds were dry. I was going to leave it like that but then decided to cover all of the fruit with a layer of glossy accents. Doing that meant I lost the dimension of the seeds, but I really like the shiny look with the glossy accents!
I don’t own any scalloped dies so I used one of the Stitched Speech Bubbles from My Favorite Things to cut the edge of the watercolor piece. I mounted the piece to a top-folding kraft card stock base and decided to cut the front edge of the base with the same die to take advantage of the fun scalloped shape!
Simple, easy, and quick to put together! It took longer for the glossy accents to dry than it did to actually make the card! 😉
I’m entering this card into the CASology Challenge Week 135: Mini!
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