Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Not as perfect as I would like...

Have you ever had an idea for a card in your head but couldn't get it to work out quite right?  Well, that is exactly what happened to me on this one!  As soon as I saw this sketch at clean & simple stamping, I knew what I wanted to do! 

I thought the watermelon from Mouthwatering would look perfect with the sketch, and it did!  I stamped my watermelon and then masked it and stamped it four more times.  The problem was, it did not ink up very well around the edges of the mask.  I was able to fix it a little bit with my blender pen and ink out of the lid of my ink pads, but it still isn't perfect.  Those of you who know me know that I am a perfectionist and that this bothers me!  I still like the idea though, and will have to practice this technique some more to get it perfect. :)
I love the white space on this card, but wanted to add a little somethin', somethin' at the bottom.  Doesn't the scalloped embossing folder look like little slices of watermelon?  Sometimes the little touches like that are my favorite part of a card!  One other thing that I did that is kind of hard to see in the picture is that I cut out around the bottom of the watermelons and put Dimensionals behind the stamped watermelons for a little more emphasis on them. 
Stamp Sets: Friendly Phrases, Mouthwatering
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Whisper White
Ink: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals
Tools: Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, post-it-notes for masking
Accessories: Dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. I think the embossing is the perfect addition without taking away from the clean style of this! Your watermelons look wonderful too!