It's day one of the June release at Two Paper Divas Stamps and I'm sharing a fun gift set today, featuring the brand new "Melon Love" stamp set. I'll share a few quick technique tips but don't forget to scroll to the end to see the fun coordinating envelopes as well, along with prize info and the new challenge coming up. Oh, and did I mention all stamp sets for the new release are 20% off today and tomorrow only?
I recently came back from a craft retreat and while I was there, I won a door prize that included these fun papers from Pink Paislee, called "Fruit Stand". I thought they were perfect to showcase the TPD melon stamps. I also wanted to get as much bang for my buck out of these papers, (yeah, I know, they were free....) so I made 4x4 cards, getting 3 cards out of one piece of 12x12 paper. Bonus!
I chose to keep this card set simple, without any added adornment, so the focus is on those amazing sentiments and adorable slices of watermelon. So cute!
All of the images are colored with Tombow dual brush pens and I used my Tim Holtz waterbrush to move around some of the color.
A scrunched up paper towel, dipped in white pigment ink, gives those melon rinds that speckled look. I really love how the water brush gave me that marbled color that watermelon sometimes has, as pictured below. I've also used my LaLa Land stitched circle dies for the sentiments and sponged Hero Arts ombre distress ink around the edges. The circles and melon slices are all popped out with foam squares.
Lastly, I created coordinating envelopes with the same paper, using my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch board. Wouldn't it be fun to stamp and color the coordinating melon slice onto the front corner of your envelope?
Click here to purchase Melon Love. Be sure to leave comments on day 1 and 2 of the new release on the TPD blog to be entered to win a one of two new stamp sets!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! JUNE 13TH - The next challenge at TPD Stamps is a sketch challenge and it's easy peasy, plus..... it's coffee/tea themed! So break out your coffee or tea stamps and get ready. There will be a fabulous prize up for grabs.
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