Hello! It’s Kari here with a couple picnic cards using the new August Kit! This kit is fabulous and full of grilling and picnic stamps, stencils, ephemera, and paper. I have a video sharing everything in the kit, as well as 2 watermelon picnic cards.

Watch the video below or in HD on YouTube:

I am in love with the layering stencils. Both have watermelon as a part of the stencil…one is a larger slice of watermelon, and the other has smaller watermelon slices (and ants) to use for a background. Today I just had to make TWO cards using these stencils!

Card 1: Watermelon slice

For this first card, I used the giant watermelon slice and inked it up with 3 colors of pink ink. For the rind, I started with Lady Liberty ink and added some Palm Tree ink in vertical stripes to mimic the look of a watermelon rind. Then I added some Black Paper Glaze over the top as the watermelon seeds.

I also stenciled that black ant on another piece of cardstock and fussy cut it out. I picked a couple of the printed papers from the kit to create the “Tablecloth” and “Napkin” for the watermelon to sit on. I cut a corner of the black gingham paper and glued it to the green plaid printed paper.

Then, I stamped on the sentiment and popped up the ant with foam tape. To finish this off, I added the whole panel to a hot pink cardstock.

Card 2: Watermelon & Ant Background

For my second card, I started with a red cardstock and inked on a darker red ink for the watermelons. I then added the seeds and the ants stencil layer with black ink. LAST, I added the watermelon rind stencil layer. I added this layer last because I wanted to use neon green glitter paste and this would take some time to dry.

While the green glitter paste was still wet, I added a bit of GREEN GLITTER to make the watermelon striped rind. So FUN! If you add this right away, the glitter will dry onto the glitter paste and not go anywhere!

I stamped the ketchup with the new Independence Red ink, and the mustard with English Mustard ink. (HOW PERFECT IS THAT?!?) Then I stamped the hamburger with some Frappe Ink, and colored in the lettuce, tomatoes, and hamburger.

I cut a corner of the red and white gingham paper for the “tablecloth” for this card and adhered it with liquid adhesive. I stamped the sentiment at an angle. And added those food images with foam tape.

These cards were SO FUN to create! I have gathered together the supplies I used, with affiliate links where possible. If you purchase with these links, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you! Thank you so much for using these links!


Now, if it wasn’t so hot here, I would definitely want to go on a picnic! Thanks for stopping by,

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