Monday, July 16, 2018

STAMPlorations summer release - layered watermelon


Welcome to day 1 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today's set is gonna make you smile. Tell me what you see first when you look at this new set from Shirley. Meet Layered Watermelon.


I saw the smiley face. This face has been a part of my life since my Grandma bought me a smiley face ring at a rest stop on the Ohio turnpike on the way to a family reunion when I was about 7 years old! Do you see a dog's face in the set too???

An inked circle and heat embossed "eyes" and "smile" made this card. Thanks for the "smile" sentiment Shirley ;)



And then I went all watermelon-y. Using the MISTI I stamped the images a couple times with different colored inks spritzed with some water. Love the artsy look.


And then a watermelon slice in all its glory. I can't decide, but watermelon may just be the most iconic of summer food images... Or would it be a strawberry? Or a popsicle?

Altenew inks
clear embossing powder

All stamps, including the new release are 10% off right now. Please use my STAMPGIRLMARIA discount code for an additional 20% off too!

Shery's offering prizes as always. Leave comments by July 23 on all the release posts this week on the STAMP blog and the DT blogs to be in the running - there's a $25 GC and also your choice of a stamp set and word die from this release up for grabs! Check out what my teamies created over at the STAMPlorations blog.

I'm joining the fun at:
Time Out - Smile (#1)
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (#2 no optional Sequins for me!)
Shopping our Stash - Feed Me (#2,#3)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Fun in the Sun = watermelon... right? (#2, #3)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Happy Birthday (#2)
House of Cards - Food/Popsicle (#2, #3)


37 comments:

Joyce said...

Oh, you had me at the giant smile, and then completely knocked me over with that luscious watermelon. Love these both. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Karen said...

Love your cards; I think I need that watermelon! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. It made my day.

Mac Mable said...

So creative and such fun...the new stamp set sure does offer endless possibilities. Thank you for the fun inspiration x

Chana Harris said...

Great CAS projects and so well executed! You found the perfect response to our "Food" challenge this week.

Thanks for playing along at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Verna Angerhofer said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun and creative ways you used the layered watermelon stamp set. I love all of them.

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic cards!! Love that big smiley face!

Jean said...

Such fun cards! Love how you used the set!

nancy littrell said...

Such creative and fun CAS design cards, Maria. TFS Hugs.

Esther Asbury said...

Cute cards...love that creative smiley face one!

Mary Holshouser said...

The watermelon looks so good.
the smiley face is darling.
Good reminder to smile.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Rebecca Yahrling said...

These are so sweeeet!!

Leanne said...

Pretty cards!

Linda said...

Fabulous cards. Such a fun stamp set ..... so many possibilities. I saw the smiley face first too xx

Julie B said...

Love these new stamps Maria, they look really versatile.
Thanks for celebrating with us at ATSM this week. :)

sandie said...

Wow this sure made me smile!! I love how CAS this is but it sure pops out at you in our gallery!! Fabulous and great to see you at Time Out

Mandy said...

Wonderful CAS cards Maria! They are so cute!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Dee Earnshaw said...

loving your CAS card ideas:)

KT Fit Kitty said...

So cute! The watermelon is sweet and yummy! So clever to make a happy face!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Awesome and inspiring projects. TFS

Cindy Holmes said...

I just LOVE those Watermelons! The colors are just so bright and cheerful to me!!

AndreaH said...

Love your interpretation of this creative stamp set. Great talent. I too saw smiley faces lol

shirley-bee said...

You’re welcome 🙂! Loving the artsy water coloured watermelons too 🍉

Anita in France said...

Luscious, mouth watering watermelon, Maria ... and just the brightest, most vibrant and sunny smile ... what a joy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cards, the watermelon looks good enough to eat.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Luv
Debby

Lucy E. said...

Yes, the smiley face was part of my
childhood too-Long before emojis!!!
Love those watermelon slices!

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Wow, you really know how to sell a stamp! I would never have seen the smiley face or the dog, have to get that stamp now! Great colouring on those watermelons, they look mouth watering-ly delicious, yum! Hugs, Gwendolyn

Golden Goddess Designs said...

fantastic cards! love this new set!

Alicia

Lindi Phillips said...

Love Love love your watermelon cards a real remi der of wonderful long summer days🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉🍉

Glenda J said...

Love the watermelon cards! Great CAS design. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

ankitag612 said...

Such cute cards. I love the watermelon ones too much! The placement, clean and simple look is spot on. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. xx Ankita

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Your watermelon cards make me happy! Really gorgeous!!!

Karenladd said...

Those juicy watermelons are the perfect summer design, and your happy face makes me giggle!

Daen'Ys said...

One beauty is chasing another!! - Your cards are gorgeous Maria ....also those from the other posts!
Thank you for showing us all these jewels at House of Cards!
Hugs, Rosi

Maura R said...

Love the watercolor look on your first watermelon card and the CAS layout on the second - great job! Thanks for inspiring!

Tina Z. said...

they are super cute!

Sue D said...

Cute watermelon cards and love the smiley face.

Jennifer Archambault said...

Cute cards! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

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