Friday, June 17, 2016

Pineapple is Good

Time for another blog post, time for another challenge, time for another....pineapple card!  The challenge theme at SUO Challenges is Summer Celebrations and you can find it HERE.    My summer celebration this year will be in Florida and on a Disney cruise, so I hope to be sipping up some delicious pineapple drinks!  This card is also made for my friend whose summer celebration is retirement, hence the sentiment Life is Good.  

Before inking up my stamp I brushed a couple of drops of water on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and set it aside to dry.  I then inked up the lower part of my pineapple with Delightful Dijon. I used a Chocolate Chip marker and ran it along all of the lines of the pinapple and around the lower edges. I had to "clean the marker often by scribbling it on scrap paper to remove all of the Delightful Dijon ink that was contaminating the Chocolate ink. By the time I had the stamp prepared the paper was dried enough to prevent the stamp from bleeding outside of the stamped area but damp enough to blend the two colors.  To blend the colors more I used a damp, clean Aquapainter in each section. The top half of the pineapple was stamped the same way with Old Olive and an Always Artichoke marker.  
The word "good" was pieced together with letters from words in the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set.  The straw was made from a plastic lollipop stick colored with a Sharpie.  

STAMPS: Pineapple, Full of Life
INK: Delightful Dijon, Chocolate Chip (marker), Old Olive, Always Artichoke (marker), Night of Navy
PAPER: Pear Pizzaz, Night of Navy, Pool Party, Shimmery White, Melon Mambo
OTHER: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Petal Burst EF, Linen Thread


  1. Wow, what a fun card!! Love how you turned the Pineapple stamp into a drink- so creative and the use of the colors along with the new EF are the perfect finishing touches!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges and I hope you have a fabulous summer!!

  2. I had to laugh at your wonderful creativity with the drink idea, and then I read all the colouring of the stamp - wow, this card is great - and so much like the real thing!! So glad you joined the fun at SUO.

  3. Lisa, LOVE IT! Absolutely rocked the summer theme by turning the Pineapple into a drink. Now I want a Pina Colada in a Pineapple. Love the summery colors. Thanks for playing along with SUO Challenges.

  4. So clever!!! I love the opened pineapple to make a drink! I didn't have any on the Med. Cruise...but it certainly looks like fun! Have a great time on your trip! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Summer Celebration Challenge this time!