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Smile: Watermelon kid

Watermelon kid


My second entry for Gerda Steiner’s monthly challenge; as she was kind enough to provide two digital stamps this month, it seems only fair to make cards with both of them.


The digital stamp was printed and coloured with Copic markers. I found a label die that fit it perfectly and die cut it out and used the next larger size of die to cut a piece of patterned paper, the edges of which I then shaded with Distress ink.

I chose some plain papers for the background and stamped one of them and the card base with a couple of large background stamps. They were then all trimmed to appropriate sizes to fit the card base.

The black banner was actually in my “random die cuts stash”, so all I had to do was heat emboss the sentiment in white.

The background layers were all stuck down with tape runner, the larger label piece was mounted using some thin foam tape, and the image was added with multi-medium matte to avoid having to fiddle to get tape right up to the curvy edges.

The finishing touch was to add some Wink of Stella to the watermelon.


  • stamps:
    Hero Arts – tiny stars background
    My Favorite Things – confetti background
    Create a Smile – botanical love (sentiment)
  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – watermelon kid
  • dies:
    Avery Elle – dotted elle-ments
    Spellbinders – labels 20
  • inks:
    Distress ink – pumice stone
    Versamark ink
  • embossing:
    Hero Arts – embossing powder – white
  • Copic markers:
    watermelon – YG03, YG63, R22, R24, 110
    skin – E51, E11, E33
    hair – YR31, YR24, E35, E39
    t-shirt – B00, BG01, BG02
    shorts – B16, B26, B29
    border – BG0000, 0
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain dark green
    Neenah – solar white
    Bazill Basics – ladybug trio
    Paperchase – spectrascope card (bright green)
    Bo Bunny – paper pad – enchanted garden collection

1 thought on “Smile: Watermelon kid”

  1. Hi Nomine, thanks for your lovely comments. I love seeing all the different entries and yours is so cute. The image stands out so well the tagsand fabulous colouring.


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