20 July 2018

Watermelon Cupcake - single layer, CAS, Distress watercolour

A watermelon cupcake and a kitten, such a wonderful summer treat! My single layer card features Newton's Nook and Distress ink watercolour.

Putting It Together

I love watermelon and the colours of the fruit. The greens and the melon-y red are simply gorgeous together. And the flavours on a hot summer day... YUM! Have a delicious day!

I stamped directly on a white card base with black to make the single layer card.

Right after I stamped I rolled my eyes because I didn't use a card base made from watercolour or mixed media cardstock. The water-based ink sinks in and can't be moved or blended like it can with watercolour paper and, to a lesser extent, mixed media paper. The paper also can't handle a lot of water so I had to modify how I usually colour.

I used Abandoned Coral for the primary colour of the watermelon frosting and Twisted Citron for the base. I used other Distress colours for shading and the cute little ears.

I almost left the inside blank, but it was bugging me to do so. So, I used a paw print border stamp to decorate the bottom.



Inky Paws: White, Bright red, Melon green, and Black
Creative Moments: Food
Crafty Friends: Food
Art Impressions: Summer Vibes


  1. Oh he is so unbelievably cute! And that cupcake looks delicious.
    A fab CAS design and I love the paw print inside too,

    Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  2. Hello…. You have made a beautiful clean and simple card, using such a cute little kitten image…. Thanks for entering it into the ‘Food/Drink’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  3. your watermelon cupcake on this lovely CAS card is so much fun!! Thanks for joining us at Inky Paws!

  4. Super cute CAS card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Inky Paws Challenge!

  5. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Love your card. It is so adorable. Thank you for playing along with the challenge at Art Impressions.


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