Hello, hi! We’re Instagram Hopping today to showcase the April Mini-Delight release called One in a Melon (love a good pun!) but I wanted to share my projects here as well for any who are not on Instagram and Facebook.
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The Mini Delight subscription is a monthly set that includes a stamp set (usually layering), sentiment and matching die, for just $7.99 per month!
To begin, I die cut a whole stack of blank melon slices from 110lb white cardstock. Then I positioned the first stamp – the rind – into the opening and stamped each blank with Moss Crisp Dye ink before going on to the pink fruit layer.
To stamp the pink fleshy part of the slice, I stamped the whole stamp first with either Pink Pearl Crisp Dye ink, or Coral Bliss ink for variety, then applied some Heart Beat or Vineyard Berry ink to the bottom edge of the semi-circle stamp (and used a mini blender tool to soften the edges of the ink, and re-stamped over the first layer to add shadow.
The stamp set has a solid stamp with the three seeds, but I didn’t like the arrangement of the seeds, so I cut them all apart and positioned them more to my liking on an acrylic stamp block, lined up all the stamped melon slices in a row and made quick work of adding seeds to each slice.
I stamped and die cut the “hey kiddo” part of the greeting using the Tall Alpha Lowercase stamps and dies, then stamped the sentiment included in the Mini Delight set, directly onto the mini-gingham patterned paper.
To visually weight the card towards the bottom, I added a narrow strip of green cardstock to match the rind color.
My second card started by stamping on masking paper and cutting out the melon slice exactly on the colored edge of the image, then using the mask to layer one slice behind another.
I stamped on 110lb white cardstock, and added the sentiment last, over top of the images. I used the Terrific Tags Dies to cut the tag and cut a second layer from red polka-dotted paper to adhere to the top of the tag. Another narrow strip of green cardstock trims the tag.
I tied some coordinating colored twine through the hole and adhered the tag to a card front with repositionable adhesive so that the recipient can recycle the tag on a gift, if they choose. I’ll add a note to indicate that on the inside of the card when I send it.
I tucked the remainder of the melon slices away inside the clear stamp pocket that holds the stamp set, for when I need a card quickly – then I’ll be able to pull out the stamped and die cut mini delights and whip up a card so easily. I like when today-me thinks about next month-me like that!
Thanks for stopping by today! If you are on Instagram, you can begin the hop there by going to the Altenew account – https://www.instagram.com/altenewllc/ and following the links from there. Are there prizes like with blog hops?? Oh yes there are, you can count on it! But it’s just the comments left on the IG hop that will be drawn for winners, so please click over there so you don’t miss out. And have a wonderful day!