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Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Melon Thanks! (and a free texture)

OK, I admit that I love puns! And since I had this pun in mind, when I saw the new Backyard Fun graphic set and the SVG set at Lettering Delights, I knew I had to make another card using it.
 I used the HP Premium Presentation Paper that I bought on sale at Best Buy last week. The paper handles color graphics awesomely - these pictures are straight out of the camera (they were resized) - no photo-shopping needed to get that vibrant color. Since this is a heavy paper - but not thick enough for the card base - I had 2 cut pages. Here is what the MTC page looked like, ready to print to the HP paper (of course I turned off "Outline shapes" for printing):
Yes! I even made watermelon seeds. They turned out great - don't you think they look like real seeds?
After cutting, the seeds I drew over them with my new Atyou Spica Clear twinkle pen, then dolloped them with Dimensional Magic.  Then I cut the base out of plain white Georgia Pacific card stock. Both papers cut very well on the Silhouette.
Layering was easy - the watermelon and the Thanks! were popped up with foam squares. So pop on over to Lettering Delights to pick up one or both of these sets. You might want to check out the other new SVGs while you are there.
The green polka dot texture is on my own design and I am happy to share it with you. It is small enough to be used in MTC without slowing down your system. Download here

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