Because resistance is futile. Gloriously sweet, prickly dimension and detail…
Used my Peerless watercolors this time around. And, I was glad to have the forethought of putting paper towel underneath my project as I watercolored because the paint did seep through the cut lines, naturally. Avoided a hot mess. *more fist pumping*
I like using Distress Paint in Black Soot for spatter; its thicker consistency allows for the color to remain a deep rich black and doesn’t get watered down. It’s also permanent once it’s dry; if I wanted to watercolor over the top of it, the spatter would remain undisturbed. Muy awesome. :)
When I don’t have a stamp with precisely the phrase I need/want, I rely on my Dymo Label Maker…
TO MAKE THIS CARD:
Trim watercolor paper to 4 x 5.25″.
Die cut pineapple into paper.
Color as desired. (I watercolored)
Dry/heat set with embossing gun.
Spatter with black acrylic paint. Dry/heat set with embossing gun.
Pop up details, mount to base card (Standard A-2, 4.25 x 5.5″)
Generate custom greeting with label maker & affix to card as shown.
And, Bob’s yer uncle. ;)
You can watch my creative process here, in a hyperlapsed video:
Pineapples. Maybe it’s my Filipino background. Maybe it’s because it happens to be trending/has been trending for awhile.
And, maybe, just maybe I simply like pineapples and they make me smile. The instant I laid eyes on this die, a bunch of ideas piled up in a jumbled mess inside my head.
So, this is one of four ideas I made recently. I just played. Non-stop. Because sometimes you just gotta ride that wave… Especially if you’re stuck creatively with everything else. And, I have been really, reallystuck. (oh, hey, was that a pun???!!! BAH HA HAAAAA!!!)
So, this was good, because #1. I had a blast. #2. I ended up with 4 cards I love. #3. They are so purdy!
To make this card:
Die cut pineapple on a panel of watercolor paper (the die only cuts the details and does not cut the whole shape out).
Color as desired–I watercolored.
Allow to dry or speed dry with a heat tool.
Spatter with black ink. Dry again. Trim down 1/4″ all around.
Pop details out.
White emboss a greeting on scrap black card stock and staple to the panel.
Mount to patterned paper; mount all to a base card (This one is a standard A-2, 4.25 x 5.5″)
Embellish with glitter glue.
I love how the patterned paper peeks out from behind the die cut details… Such a fun, clever effect! :)
As always, too much to do, and not enough day. Or me. Hah!
Last weekend, the Mister & I booked a rare, last-minute (literally) weekend down in Seattle, to attend the Home Show… It was mostly contractors and service providers that serve the Seattle area… We learned a few things, but I was kind of disappointed (in the show itself), to be honest… I guess I thought it would be bigger (I mean, Seattle, right?!), and there would be more manufacturers exhibiting? I thought we’d see a lot more innovative design kinds of things… like faucets, lighting, flooring and countertops, storage solutions… It was interesting for us to note that in the area we live, there is such high demand that contractors and builders have full/booked out schedules…
But, it was a fun weekend and we enjoyed a few restaurants that we’d never been to before–we love good eats! :)
In the downtown area, check out Lola’s and/or Dahlia Lounge. We had fantastic and out-of-the-ordinary breakfasts at each of these places! And, based on the crowds, they are both very popular dining spots–I imagine their lunch and dinner dishes are equally fabulous!