Shimmer Sheetz Sunday: Watermelon Coasters
By Judi Kauffman
Did you know that Shimmer Sheetz is waterproof, colorfast, and garment quality? This makes it ideal for projects where durability is important, like jewelry, spangles for clothing, art quilts, and mixed media; floral picks, garlands to use outdoors, and home décor items like today’s project – Watermelon Coasters.
When I think of watermelons I think of ovals – the shape prior to cutting into wedges, but your coasters can be circles if you prefer to more closely match the base of a wine goblet or water glass. Or you could make squares or rectangles. The key is to evoke the spirit of this luscious summer fruit rather than worrying about being realistic. The colors tell the story!
I chose two die sets, Fitted Ovals and Stitched Ovals. If you prefer, stick to one set, or further mix and match, adding in a Dotted Scallop Oval for the white part of the rind. The dot pattern embossing folder I used for one of the coasters has the feel of seeds, though it’s a repeat pattern. The black seeds on the more realistic of the two coasters are the little ovals left after cutting Basic Black Shimmer Sheetz with a Ribbons 2 die (the pieces that come out of the long strip). I thought they provided just the right touch!
Another option: Instead of making cork-backed coasters, skip the backing, cut the oval (or circle) in half or into quarters and add the watermelon wedges to birthday cards, party invitations, gift tags, or an art journal!
It’s the third Tuesday in April and that means it is time for the Coloring Design Team Designer Challenge.
Our challenge this month is “Inside and Out” – We often decorate the front of our card and do nothing on the inside of the card. For our challenge this month let’s decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.
For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 gift card to use on our website to 3 winners.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What is your favorite or most-used sentiment when creating a card?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.
The winners will be announced on Friday, April 21, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and will open up in a new window.
Easter is next month, so I thought it would be a good time to start creating Easter cards. Here is how this card was created:
I am tired of all the snow and wanted to think about Spring and the flowers we will see soon. Today I have created a window card with a little bouquet of flowers created with some of the Susan’s Garden Club die sets. Here is how the card was created.
It’s Frances here with today’s project. For my card today I wanted to play with some of the fun patterned papers that Elizabeth Craft Designs has recently released in the Through the Lens patterned cardstock packs. Today, I am focusing on the Metal series to create a birthday card for a male.
Hello! Summer Hills-Painter here today with an Oval Window Pull Card project. The card I am sharing today is for Mother’s Day, but this design could be for many other occasions as well.
Here is how to make the card:
Memories of You
By Jeanette Horner
This is made in memory of my son Mark who picked daffodils for me every spring. He was 82nd Airborne and passed in 1995.
Surrounding a special photo with Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s realistic paper flowers is a wonderful way to create something to cherish or give as a gift. I chose an oval, but you can use a square, rectangle, or circle for the picture opening and whatever flowers are most meaningful. There are Grapevine Wreaths available in three shapes, and to cut the opening there are Fitted Ovals, Squares, Circles and Rectangles as well.
1. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock to 5” x 7”.