A creative crafting community like ours is bound to come up with some crazy ideas, and Pepita (IG: @pepitahasenkeks), on Instagram, has launched a super fun wave of “melonizing” stamps. I’ve jumped onto the melonizing band wagon with some of my favorite roly poly dogs (of course, I had to try this new coloring technique/theme with dogs)!
I first made a card using the pup from Paper Smooches’ “Chubby Chums” stamp set. I thought I could stamp a background with the pup and leave all but one of them in their simple stamped state. The one chosen pup, I melonized with the following Copic colors, and added a hand written sentiment with a white Stabilo Uniball pen that reads, “You’re One In A Melon!” This is for a friend who has a winter birthday and is turning 60 soon, but really likes the summer (especially summer fruits).
Green rind: G29, 17, 12, and 40
Red watermelon: R20, 22, 24 and 37 (for the tongue)
To help blend the light green and pale pink, I used the 0 blender, and I drew in the seeds with a 0.1 Copic multi-liner pen. I also used a black Sakura Glaze pen on the nose and paw pads of all the dogs on the second card. I thought that without the eyes open on these pups, they needed a little more of a shine element to help them pop a bit.
I made the second card using one of the pups (the one that most looked like a collie to me) from The Greeting Farm’s “Lucky Dogs” stamp set (this is a new-to-me set I picked up during The Greeting Farm’s last Farmer’s Market Sale). I used the same Copic colors, and hand wrote, “Don’t Be Melon-Collie” for the sentiment. This card will be sent to a friend who is having a really rough time lately, and I hope it will cheer him up (or at least bring a smile to his face).
I know these are simple silly cards, and I think that is one of the beauties of paper crafting. We paper crafters can brighten someone’s day by creating a simple silly thing and sending a little happy snail mail. I love this avocation. Thanks for spending a little time with me today! Big hugs, Kristina
The following is an easy-to-follow repeat stamping technique tutorial with lots of stamping tips and tricks to create these types of backgrounds on cards:
These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Make Something New with New Product Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with an Optional Totally Technical Challenge
Not Just Cards New Beginnings Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional Winter Challenge
Paper Crafter’s Corner #168 Inspiration Challenge – red and green colors – WINNER
The Melon-Collie card is being entered into
The Greeting Farm Farm Fresh Anything Goes Challenge
The You’re One In A Melon birthday card is being entered into the
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Winter Birthday Challenge