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! :)
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“Fabulous” was die cut 3 times and then glued together to create a faux chipboard effect. I thought about applying a high gloss glaze to it, but it looks kinda velvety in contrast to the shimmery gold Delicata ink and the Stickled edges so, being the “less is more” kinda gal that I am and loving it just as it was, I let it be… That’s a hard thing to do sometimes, but when I looked at it hours later, I still felt the same way. LOL!