Summer Watermelon Shaker Card


Summer Fun - Watermelon Shaker Card

When I think of the  things I love about summer, watermelon tops the list.  Fresh, cold, sweet  watermelon.  Today I am using Spellbinders Large Die of the Month, a versatile alpha die  set, to create a card that captures my idea of summer. 

This alphabet set has big and thin letters  which means you can fit a rather large word on a card quite easily - for more  sentiment options all year round. 

Large Die of the Month Membership  

  

The border on this card was created using  another Spellbinder's die - but just a piece of the die - Spellbinders  Richelieu Square Die - Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken.  I only  used a portion of the square die to create my border. 

Shapeabilities Richelieu Square Etched Dies Flourished Fretwork by Becca Feeken  

The  Watermelon Shaker

The watermelon shaker is  a new chipboard shaker design from Creative Embellishments. It is fun,fresh and completely summery.  I pained the shaker with basic acrylic  paints (I mixed red and pink to make the watermelon color).  Once it was  completely dry, I filled in the seeds with a black Ultra Fine Point  Sharpie to make the seeds darker.   

 

Warning:   make  sure the paint is dry or your marker will be ruined. 

Card  Accents and Paper Selection

 

In addition to the Spellbinders  Large Die of the Month , I am using paper from Doodlebug Design's - Cream and Sugar Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad and  3D buttons and Doo Dadz from Buttons Galore.  

Doodlebug Design - Cream and Sugar Collection - 6 x 6 Paper Pad  

A bit about the shaker  mixes and embellishments used on the card.  The green skin of the  watermelon is filled with Buttons Galore Doo Dadz - Seasonal  Pine.  

The white rind is filled  with Polar Wind Doo Dadz.

The watermelon fruit  section is filled with Buttons Galore - Heartfelt Shimmerz.  

 

While the Doo Dadz make great shaker mixes, they  are also gorgeous as project accents to bedazzle your cards, mixed media,  layouts and anything you can imagine. I used the green Seasonal Pine Doo Dadz and heart sequins from the Heartfelt Shimmerz to  jazz up the alpha dies.

Thanks for stopping here  today.  Happy crafting.

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