Monday, July 2, 2018

Distress Oxide Blended Watermelon | Simon Says Stamp Monthly Card Kit July 2018

If you follow me on Instagram ( Jessica_MayDay ) you might have seen a cute little watermelon that looked more like a pizza slice; an idea that did not go as planned. So this is the outcome of that experiment. Instead of a pizza watermelon slice I instead tweaked the idea for a whole watermelon ink blend panel. I like this better but I'm keeping the watermelon slice and throwing it in to my travelers journal.

Watch the video here. 

I used a few stamps from the Simon Says Stamp July 2018 Monthly Card Kit. Link to the kit and separate items down below. 
The watermelon blended background is inked with Distress Oxides. I started with twisted citron first and covered about 3inches of the cardstock. Then I went over the edge with Cracked Pistachio to darken that area and bring in more color. On the opposite side I blended picked raspberry right up to the green. Then added candied apple and blended the green into the red just slightly. 

I stamped the watermelon from the July Kit twice in MFT Extreme black ink. Even though I stamped them on Neenah Cardstock I watercolored with Distress oxide inks in the same colors I used for the blending. In my experience Neenah 110lb cardstock will hold up with a very small/ quick amount of watercolor. Anything too saturated and it tends to break down the paper. I heat set them both so that they were dry and then fussy cut them, cutting right to the black stamped line.

Unfortunately I lost a clip while editing, which showed the hearts being stamped over the red ink on the watermelon blend. But it is pretty easy to explain; I just hand stamped the hearts, using MFT Extreme black ink again, adding a scattering of the two sizes. I thought that they would look like watermelon seeds. Also missing from the deleted clip was the die cutting of the stitched vellum circle and heat embossing the sentiment with Hero Arts white Unicorn ink and Ranger white embossing powder. (which created a puffy look to the white letters. (I'm not made at it. Hehe! Reminds me of whip cream!)

To create the round edge, or rind of the watermelon, I used a favorite die of mine that I mentioned in the Ride or Dies video. I cut a scrap piece of black and white diagonal striped paper and adhered that to the bottom portion of a Neenah Solar white 110lb top fold card base. Then I layered the watermelon ink blend piece over those. 

Using a newer glue to me, Nuvo glue pen, I added adhesive behind the letters of the vellum circle and attached that to the lower left. Then attached the two watermelons that I had fussy cut out with the same adhesive. As a last touch, I added white highlights to all the hearts/seeds with a Signo gel pen. 

The inside is simply stamped with the watermelon stamp from the Simon Says One Cool Pineapple set and twisted citron Distress Oxide ink. Then added 3 hearts from the same set above the watermelon slice in Candied Apple. 

I hope you enjoyed the video! Thank you so much for hanging out with me today. If you are interested links are below for all products used to make this card. You can even buy the stamp set that is in the July Monthly kit separately.

This card was entered in to the following challenges:

Papertrey Ink Products Used:
Vellum Cardstock

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Simon Says Stamp Card Kit of the Month 2018 SUBSCRIPTION JULY START DATE Simon Says Clear Stamps ONE COOL PINEAPPLE sss101827 My Favorite Things EXTREME BLACK Hybrid Ink Pad MFT 2986 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TDO56126 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE Ranger TDO55860 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TDO56294 Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad CRACKED PISTACHIO Ranger TDO55891 Hero Arts Pigment Ink Pad UNICORN White AF249 Simon Says Stamp A2 CARD CURVED EDGE Craft DIE s201 Lawn Fawn LARGE DOTTED RECTANGLE STACKABLES Lawn Cuts Dies LF1283 Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies SSSD111456 In Stitches My Favorite Things BLACK AND WHITE BASICS 6x6 Paper Pack 01638 Yasutomo POINTED NIB MEDIUM WATER BRUSH Niji 12mm KWB12 Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 25 Sheets Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE Paper Pack 40 Sheets NH80LB40 Tim Holtz Tonic Craft TRAVEL STAMP PLATFORM 1711e 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER .25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965 Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And White 660425 Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun Hero Arts Wagner Ranger Embossing Powder SUPER FINE WHITE EPJ36678 RESERVE Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4 Ounces TDA47414 EK Success HONEY BEE Non-Stick Scissors 54-00049 Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT PAPER TRIMMER 160E   Tonic SMOOTH PRECISION Nuvo Glue Pen 206n


  1. Such a wonderful card, Jessica! Love how you expressed watermelon by distress oxide ink blending and heart dots! So creative ans beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!


    1. Thank you for your kind words and for stopping by Marge. I always love participating in a SSS challenge.

  2. You pretty much had me at watermelon. But those hearts as seeds!!! Genius.

    1. Nothing better then watermelon in the summer! Thank you so much for stopping by ❤