This year, I’ve had my very closest friend go through some really hard things. Heck, I’ve been through some really difficult things this year myself. When I think back to those times, I consider how nice it was to have someone…anyone send me a sweet note of encouragement, whether that was in the form of a text, a Facebook message, or a card. I like to have these kinds of cards on hand to give to those I love when they’re going through something tough. It’s a little reminder to keep holding on and that life will get better. To make this card extra cheerful, I used Simon Says Stamps Artsy Fruits to add a whimsical, carefree feel to the sentiment.
For the main sentiment, I used Concord & 9th’s Hope Label Die Set to cut out the word and the label itself with some striped watercolor cardstock. In keeping with the watermelon theme, I put a piece of red cardstock behind it so it peeks through. I love this effect and it’s a great way to make a die set go further. I used foam tape to adhere it to my cardfront so that it has some dimension instead of being totally flat.
For the background of the card, I used Simon Says Stamps Artsy Fruits to create my own watermelon collage. I love this stamp set because the options are endless. You can mix the different types of fruits or just stick to one type. I like that they have the artistic flair to them and let’s be honest, they’re just really fun to stamp!
This card was really simple to make. The stamping of the watermelons was the longest part and it was very relaxing and fun to put them together. This would really be a lovely card to give to someone for encouragement or someone who needs a little reminder to keep trekking.
Wine Pairing: Cocomero Rosé
Cocomero translates to watermelon in Italian! This came in my Winc box this month. Besides the graphic design being a perfect fit for my card, it’s also wonderfully smooth and fruity. It has tasting notes of peach ring, strawberry, and watermelon. It’s delightfully smooth and refreshing when chilled.