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! :)
My dad always kids me that what I call coffee, is really “glorified cocoa”… He drinks it black, and I can’t drink it at all without all the fun stuff (you know, the stuff that slathers the pounds to your behind). Whatever, Dad! *hair flip* ;)
Nevertheless, I love my coffee, and I love coffee stamps, and these ideas for coffee cards with the “Oh, frappé!” stamp set just keep swirling in my head.
Like most of my favorite cards, this one is pretty simple–and relatively clean! *chuckle*
Hope your week has been good–I’m excited about a weekend getaway with the Mister, that includes the Home Show… We finally have a contractor lined up and are starting the remodel on our house… I’m excited and terrified all at the same time… Bracing myself for lots of idea overload… And wine. Hah!