Saturday, August 1, 2009

Watermelon anyone, 3CTC24

It seems like the weeks these days are just flying by. I have not had a chance to participate in Kerry's Thursday challenge in a while and when I saw this weeks theme I thought it sounded fun, especially because of the humid weather we have been having lately. I bought these watermelon stamps from Yvonne Albritton Designs last year and she sent me the saying for free. I think it is great when a company does that. It really says they want their customers to be happy.

I was itching to try my new spellbinders pendant dies so naturally I worked them into this card. The pendant is square so I had to modify it by cutting the smaller die in half and adding them to the sides to make it a rectange to fit my image. These were a little frustrating at 1st to get the paper out of the dies but I found that if you take something thin (I used the spatula that I use for my embossing paste) and slide it under the middle of the big die you can work the paper out. For the smaller die I used the pen I bought to pick up crystals. The pen has a putty in it so stick so it pulls up the paper. I'm probably not explaining it right but at least I won't pass using the dies because they are difficult.

I covered the watermelon's with crystal effects and then I cut out one of the slices and popped it up. I had some white dots from Joannes and added them to the corners instead of brads. Sometimes I find brad bend DP so these worked out better.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm off to do a couple of errands and then I will be back to finish another card I have been working on.

I hope you like my challenge card. Thanks for stopping by.

CS: SU Wild Wasabi, GP white
DP: Basic Grey
STAMPS: Yvonne Albritton Designs
MISC: Spellbinders, Joanne Dots, Crystal Effects


Michelle Quinno said...

Great card, Peggy! Love what you did with the pendant! I also love how you used the crystal effects.

Mary C said...

I love the way this card came out! The crystal effects on the watermelon looks so realistic, great job on this challenge.

Kristen said...

mmmmm...looks good enough to eat! Awesome job with this card!

Sue from Oregon said...

OH MY GOSH...I almost used these exact watermelon stamps from Yvonne for this week's challenge! I love her stamps! Thanks for joining this week in our fruity challenge at 3CTC!