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HA PINE 1 web

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, really stuck.  (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!

HA PINE DIE 1a web

To make this card:

  1. Die cut pineapple on a panel of watercolor paper (the die only cuts the details and does not cut the whole shape out).
  2. Color as desired–I watercolored.
  3. Allow to dry or speed dry with a heat tool.
  4. Spatter with black ink. Dry again.  Trim down 1/4″ all around.
  5. Pop details out.
  6. White emboss a greeting on scrap black card stock and staple to the panel.
  7. Mount to patterned paper; mount all to a base card (This one is a standard A-2, 4.25 x 5.5″)
  8. Embellish with glitter glue.

I love how the patterned paper peeks out from behind the die cut details… Such a fun, clever effect! :)

 

 

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15 Comments
  1. Such a handsome pineapple!

  2. pineapples…love them and this card!

  3. Oh I have been eyeing this pineapple like nobody’s business. I love the splatter and that polka dot background paper you paired with it!

  4. What a great card, Julie!

  5. Love this so much Julie. Great work! I do love that aqua pen, it really feels like you have better control of the amount of water you use. Thanks so much for sharing.

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