Good morning! The Where Creativity Meets C9 design team is here to featuring the last bundle from the August release of Concord & 9th, Pineapple Perfection and my goodness, I ADORE this pineapple!!
I decided to go in a very vivid tropical direction for my card and I really love the way it turned out! I started by stamping the pineapple in antique linen distress ink on watercolor paper with my MISTI. I left the stamp on my misti so that I could restamp later. I used the solid stamps to color the inside of the pineapple. I inked the solid stamps with distress ink, spritzed them with water, and then stamped them on the watercolor paper. I used a lighter shade of distress ink first and then followed it with a darker ink on the edges of the stamp. I used festive berries, aged mahogany, wilted violet, dusty concord, squeezed lemonade, rusty hinge, dried marigold, spiced marmalade, evergreen bough, and pine needles. Once I was done with distress inks I placed the paper back inside my MISTI, stamped it again with versamark, and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I die-cut it with the coordinating die and also die-cut a second pineapple from metallic gold matte cardstock.
Next I worked on my background. First I blended wilted violet, aged mahogany, festive berries, rusty hinge, spiced marmalade, and dried marigold distress ink onto a piece of white cardstock. Then I inked the entire panel with versamark and heat-embossed it with WOW hologram clear sparkle embossing powder to get that gorgeous all over sparkle! I offset the gold pineapple and adhered it behind the watercolored pineapple with ATG adhesive. Then I mounted them to the sparkly background panel with foam mounting tape. Finally I stamped the sentiment from Pineapple Perfection onto black cardstock, heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder, die-cut it with the coordinating die, and adhered it to the card! I love how over the top glittery and sparkly this card turned out and the ease of watercoloring with that gorgeous pineapple!! 🙂
And finally, our senior pup was having some health issues last week and I wasn’t able to share my Here’s the Scoop card with you so I’m sharing it a few days late!
I went with a little simple watercoloring to allow the stamp to shine! I stamped it with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I watercolored it with my mission gold watercolors. I let it dry completely and then added a layer of nuvo crystal glaze to the ice cream scoops and cherry. While that dried I stamped the stripey background using a discontinued Concord and 9th stamp set onto black cardstock with versamark and heat-embossed it with white embossing powder. Once the glaze was totally dry I stamped the sentiment with versafine and heat-embossed it with clear embossing powder. I trimmed down the watercolored panel and adhered it over the black cardstock to finish the card!
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