Saturday, July 10, 2010

Watermelons!

So today’s post is all about watermelons. Yummy, juicy watermelons. Nothing says summer quite like them.

One of my favorite summer memories from childhood was slicing open a huge watermelon out by the pool and spitting the seeds into the grass. I have no idea why it's so fun, but it is!

So here’s today’s card, You’re So Sweet.


I made it for Ingrid’s challenge to make a summer card. I am also entering it into a Passion for Papertrey’s challenge, since they are also featuring summer cards right now. Summer is definitely in full swing! I also found out that Sarah Martina is hosting a "fruity" card challenge, so I'm entering it there as well. Be sure to play along with these fun challenges! :)


The veins of the watermelon are from a Halloween spiderweb Cuttlebug folder. Then I swiped on some fresh snow to give it a little juiciness. The watermelon rind is a branches cuttlebug folder swiped with Simply Chartreuse to emphasize the stripes.


And here is the back of the "watermelon". :)


Since we’re on the topic of watermelons, here’s some fun things I found while looking for inspiration for the challenge!

How about some watermelon shoes?

 

Or maybe a watermelon sweater?


Or how about a watermelon car?


And yes, the inside is pink. ;)


Who knew there were so many watermelon products out there!

That’s all for today! 


Thanks for checking out my blog! I really appreciate you stopping by. It is so *sweet* of you! ;)

Have a wonderful, sunshine-filled summer day! :)

ETA: Thanks so much to Ingrid for choosing this card for her summer challenge! Thanks also to A Passion for Papertrey for featuring this card as one of the Top 3 Passionistas cards!

All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted.
STAMPS: Cupcake Collection (sentiment)
INK: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow, Tea Dye Duo
PAPER: Simply Chartresue, Berry Sorbet, Rustic White
OTHER: 1/8” white silk ribbon, rustic twine, cream fabric (Michaels), Cuttlebug folders-Halloween spiderweb and branches, Dark Chocolate buttons, pearls (Michaels)

42 comments:

Noora said...

lol, Monica, your post made me smile what an adorbale card!

Helen said...

Fantastic card - so creative! I love the Watermelon themed post!! It really made me smile :)

Ted said...

Monica, that is an awesome card! :) You are SO creative using other Cuttlebug folders for different reasons. :) "Thanks a Melon!" :)

Jennifer K said...

What a perfectly clever and fun card. I love how you used your embossing folders for something than it's original intention. So, so cute!

Chris said...

I love this card - it's such fun! I remember the first time I ever had watermelon - given to me by an American friend when we were 10yrs old and living in Aden - sweet days and a sweet card!

Terri said...

Great job! Love the texture from the embossing folder and all the little pearls too!

Barbara said...

OMGosh! How stinkin' creative! I love it!

Ayana Posadas said...

Ohhhh myyyy gosh!!!
How creative of you to use the cuttlebug folders for the watermelon! WOW! I must say, I'm beyond impressed by your project. So cute and very inspiring! I love it! :)

Melissa said...

Wow, Great job! So realistic looking! I love the trim you used.

Diane Jaquay said...

How CUTE is this?!!! And how clever of you to use the spider web to emboss the watermelon, so COOL!

Lee Anne said...

This is an awesome card! Love the texture you added to the card! And your other watermelon images made me giggle!

Courtney K said...

love this - such a fun summer card!! not too sure about that watermelon sweater though.

Anika said...

Wow!! This is adorable! Seriously so much fun!!

Ingrid Danvers said...

Monica, this card is awesome. I just LOVE it! How creative to use the Cuttlebug folder for the watermelon. You did a fab job on the challenge(s). Thanks for playing along with my Summer Challenge.

Gayatri said...

Wow! very cute! I looove the watermelon card! Very creative and clever, Monica!

Aimes said...

Now this is my kinda watermelon! So creative - I love it!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Helen said...

Really juicy...

IamDerby said...

omg completely adorable!

Lindsay said...

one word...AWESOME! I love the shaped textured goodness of this card and all of those pics are too fun! Great job! Oh, and love the blog background.

Cristina said...

Wow! SOOO creative!

Laurie said...

Oh Monica this is too cute! I love it! So creative!!

Sarah Martina said...

Oh my goodness this is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us for the *Fun & Fruity* Challenge with Cupcards {to Go}!

Lea L. said...

This card is DARLING! I love the watermelon shape, and the embossing adds so much texture to it!! Your watermelon themed photos totally cracked me up! Great job with the Fruity challenge!!

♥♥♥Lea

Brandi said...

Girl this is adorable! Love your blog!

Princess Danell said...

Super clever idea. Congratulations on winning Ingrid's challenge. Enjoy your loot!

Jen Carter said...

This card is super, super cute!! LOVE it!!

dannisdoodles said...

b.r.i.l.l.i.a.n.t

danni
http://www.cupcardstogo.typepad.com

Belinda said...

This is absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE it!

Laura Isham said...

I'm in love with this card! Cute but still sophisticated.

Winter said...

So cute! I LOVE it! :)

Trinh said...

This is fantastic, Monica! Love the shape, the embossing & colors! So fun & perfect for summer.

Christa said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and saw this AMAZING card. How clever! It is gorgeous!

Mommy said...

Fantastic card! Love the embossing and all the great details! TFS! Jill / Seattle, WA

Jill said...

#1 awesomeness) Your clever, creative card! (Wow, Monica! I missed this the first time around and that's all I can say, "Wow!" Superb.)
#2 awesomeness) That watermelon car! OMG, the interior just gets me! :-D

Kelly S. said...

That is too creative, Monica! Awesome job with the spider web :)!! And a fun post to boot, that sweater...heeee!

Kristen said...

Monica, this card is FANTABULOUS!!!!!

Debra said...

Your use of embossing folders is brilliant! Every detail of this little card is FABULOUS, but now I want watermelon...

Inkyfingers said...

I loved this when you first posted it and I still think it is stunning!

Betty Wright said...

This is way cool and fabulously done, Monica! Great pick for your favorite! Who does not love a cool refreshing watermelon! Awesome card!

Jen said...

Yep. This is my fave too. Have it safely ensconced in my inspiration file, in which this card steals the show. Genius!

Kim O'Connell said...

Monica, this is SO cute! I was scrolling through the entries of PTI addicts favorite creations and this jumped right at me from the gallery! How creative and fun!

Mad for Paper said...

This is too cute and so clever. I love it!
Thanks so much for sharing.
Ang

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