July 13, 2018

Watermelon Birthday Wishes



There is something about watermelon in the summer and for me I love watermelon images for summer home decor and crafting projects. Last week I made a watermelon birthday card for my daughter and made it into a gift ensemble using the ingenious card hanger die by my friend Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations.

I love this die because you don't have to hide your pretty handmade cards in an envelope. You just put it in the slot and it decorates the bag!

I made my card with Papertrey Ink's Watermelon dies and Fruit Stand Sentiments. I started by preparing my background swiping some blue Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I sponged three colours of  Distress Ink and Distress Oxide inks on to panels of Bristol Smooth cardstock, flicking some water on the panels that I absorbed with paper towel. Once dry I die cut the watermelon pieces. A sentiment was added and then I adhered and inlay the watermelon to the card.




I cut the card hanger die from some blue gingham paper, trimmed the opening and added the card.




Hope I made you smile,
have a wonderful weekend!


4 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those watermelons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Sweet as can be, Tracey! I'm betting that sweet girl of yours loved it, too!
=]

Kim Heggins said...

Love your sweet watermelon card....just about as adorable as Brooklyn! I always forget to pull out that card hanger die, it really looks wonderful in the blue gingham!

Dana M said...

Super fun, fresh and refreshing card! What a great representation of summer. Love the hanger die, so cool to attach your card to the packaging.