Hello hello! Happy Monday!
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I had the opportunity to visit the Whatever Craft House in Newton, Kansas this weekend for a girls weekend! A bunch of stamping friends got together for 4 days of fun! Today, I have a few cards to share with you using the ADORABLE new release from Paper Smooches! Pineapples are a hot new trendy thing, and as soon as I saw them, I knew I had to have them!
My first card uses the Pineapple Crush and Pineapple Crush 2 stamp sets. I started off by ink blending distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Broken China in vertical stripes on a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper. I started blending at the bottom and working my way up so that it was darker at the bottom and gradually faded into a light wash of color. I added some droplets of clean, clear water to bleach out some areas, and then ink splattered in the same colors. I added a strip of Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow paper to the bottom, and diecut the panel with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles dies. I stamped and colored the large detailed pineapple from Pineapple Crush, one in pink, yellow and blue to coordinate with the distress inked background. I popped those up with foam tape, then stamped a sentiment from Pineapple Crush 2 onto a hand cut banner, and popped that up. Finally, I added a scattering of Pretty Pink Posh iridescent sequins in Strawberry Burst, Sunshine Glow and Peacock Feathers, and then popped it up on a white card base.
My second card uses the Pineapple 2 die set. I started off by masking off the bottom of the paper and then ink blending a background on watercolor paper using Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple distress inks. I bleached out some spots with a sprinkle of water, and then added ink splatters using the same ink colors. I ran it through my diecut machine to add a stitched edge. I diecut the solid pineapple from the set from white cardstock, and I cut the detail later from the die set as well. I held the detailed layer over the top to serve as a mask, and colored in the holes with my copic markers, and then removed the detailed layer. I added cute little arms and legs to him using the Fruit People dies. His glasses were cut from black cardstock and I stamped the centers with the tiny heart from the Pineapple Crush 2 stamp set. I stamped a sentiment from the Cute Fruit stamp set onto a speech bubble diecut by Pretty Pink Posh, and popped everything up with foam tape before adding it to an orange card base.
That's all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)