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Create Your Own Card Backgrounds with the Watercolor Melon Stamp Set

We are in the middle of Stampin' Up!'s amazing promotion, Sale-a-Bration. It is all about free products and who doesn't love that! Today on my YouTube Live (replay is below), I created cards featuring one of these free items, the Watercolor Melon Stamp Set. It is just the perfect stamp set to get you in a summery mood, especially when right now it's -30ºC outside!

Stampin' Up! Canada Sale-a-bration card ideas. Watercolor Melon Stamp Set

This stamp set only has images, no sentiments. So I wanted to share how to create some fun backgrounds and accents to really show off the stamp set without really needing any patterned paper.

This first card is just a simple repeating pattern. Once you've created the background, you can add any sentiment you like.

This one was a lot of fun to create. I like the softer colour palette here, which you can do by switching out your red for a pink. The Blending Brushes are what I used to create this background and they are surprisingly easy to use. You definitely don't need to be a colouring expert.

Finally, I thought I would make an extra card this week! I wanted to use all of the images that come with this Watercolor Melon Stamp Set. Did you know that the full watermelon coordinates with the Modern Oval Punch?! How brilliant is that! You can even use the punch to cut out the half watermelon too. Just genius if you ask me. It's always so hard to cut out round shapes!

Remember to scroll on to the end to see the YouTube video with a full tutorial for you.

Stampin Up Card Ideas. Watercolor Melon. Sale-a-bration.

Here are the names and item numbers of the main products used today so that you can put them on your wish list and enjoy recreating these cards too:

  • Watercolor Melon Stamp Set (Item 162962) *Earn for free with a $60 purchase from now until February 29th 2024.

  • Modern Oval Punch (Item 162234)

  • Blending Brushes (Item 153611)

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Stampin Up Card Kit Canada

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To get all the instructions, dimensions and see the products I used today, you can watch the replay of the video below and be sure to come and subscribe to my YouTube Channel so that you don't miss out on my next live video. I am live every Thursday at 12pm MT. I hope to see you there!

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Thanks friends for stopping by today and have fun crafting!

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