Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Two Cards featuring Fruit

Time for some "Twofer Cards" and this challenge #24 the theme is FRUIT.
I chose a 'half watermelon' stamp as my feature... with a friendship card and a birthday card.

For my first card I stamped the watermelon - two images, watercoloured them with Twinkling H2Os and fussy cut them out.  Then I stamped the sentiment in black and clear embossed it, then cut loosely around it.  To finish I found some pale green strip DP, sponged the edges for the background and a length of pink spotty ribbon and arranged the elements with foam tape.

Here is a close up...

My second card features the watermelon as the background... randomly stamped the image and watercoloured with Twinkling H2Os.  Next I stamped the wine glass, and watercoloured it too and fussy cut it out.  I used two stitched die cut circles to arrange my glass and display the stamped sentiment .. sponged the edges and wrote 'watermelon wine' around the edge... I'm sure a couple of friends would love to share a cool glass of watermelon wine -- from Tom T Hall; Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine.

Here's a close up too....

Thanks for stopping by my blog  --- have a Happy Day

Card Recipe 
Stamps: 1st card - Clear Impression - Sweet Summer - watermelon (magazine freebie), Apple Blossom - Sprinkled with Love - sentiment .  2nd card - watermelon images  (magazine freebie), Stamps Happen - Red Wine Cellar - wine glass, sentiment from various stamps
Dies: Poppy Craft - stitched circle dies
Inks: Versfine - black
Other:  Clear embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, Versafine - Smokey Grey


  1. Watermelon wine sounds pretty good to me, too! These are wonderful watermelony cards, Robyn. And watercolored watermelons, to boot! I love patterned papers, and those stripes you've used on your birthday card are right up my alley. That little touch of ribbon compliments your slices perfectly, too. Love that you've used that slice as a background. It works so perfectly with your wine glass. Two great cards. Thank you so much for joining us at The Twofer Challenge! Bev

  2. Fantastic watermelon twofer! I'm admiring your coloring of watermelon slices on the first card and a glass of watermelon-wine on the second one. I wish my coloring would be so perfect to! :-)
    Hugs, Sonja

  3. Your watermelon slices look so ripe and juicy that they make my mouth water, Robyn! I love the contrast with the slices and the pp! And I love the idea of watermelon wine! I would definitely try some!

  4. Two FABULOUS cards make me want Spring/Summer warm weather to come even more now! I love the striped DSP and dotted ribbon on your birthday card to coordinate with your watermelon slices, and your watermelon wine card has gotten me thinking that that might taste pretty darned good! Great designs and wonderful cards!! :0)

  5. Two really fun cards with watermelon slices. The first card is so pretty with the beautiful turquoise striped paper in the background. Those slices look YUMMY! And wonderful design with using the slices at the background for your second card! xx

  6. Oh, my watering mouth, Robyn, you really did a tremendous job watercoloring that watermelon on your birthday card with Twinkling H2Os! I grew up in Iowa and had the most delicious watermelon as a kid, but something happened and I haven't had that same taste since, anywhere in the country. I miss it! It must be that they cut them when they're green? Anyway, thank you, you brought back those happy flavor memories! I love both your delicious designs and how you showcased your fruit as both a star and as a background on your sweet cards! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #24! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Another example of you incredible colouring techniques... Fabulous cards!

  8. Fabulous twofer, Robyn! Love the watermelon slices as background and your fantastic colouring on both cards! Rosi x


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn