Wow, I love just playing around and creating something beautiful! How strange that I am just in love today… with a pineapple. lol
Here is how it started. I was looking for a little pineapple design to embroider on a cap for some fraternity boys that are long time customers of my family’s home business. They wanted a one color design and all I kept finding was these great ombre pineapples. It was killing me to only do one color!
So after I was done with all the embroidered pineapples, I almost RAN over to my craft studio to grab my big pineapple stamp and my ombre ink pads!
So that is what I started to use on my pineapple, just 2 of the three, the Burmuda Bay and the Calypso Coral ombre pads.
The other color we have now is Rich Razzleberry. Using that one soon…
I really liked the shading on the first stamping!
That ombre pad is really nice, and for a new pad and a new big stamp, this was pretty good.
My only issue was that those colors weren’t quite ‘pineapply’ enough.
Well, that is just fine, because I am playing!
I left the paper where it was, cleaned the stamp, and reached for a nice warm color to layer over this.
My thought was a rich yellow over this first stamp might be interesting… so I reached for my Crushed Curry pad.
And with good reason… WOW!!
The Crushed Curry was PERFECT!
It added the perfect warmth to both of these colors, making them perfectly, well… Pineapply!
What do you think?
Isn’t the ombre action on the pineapple just perfect?
I am just in love with it. Now to put it on a card that will do it justice.
If you know me or have seen my blog before, you know I like looking at things a little differently.
How can I make an unexpected card from my beautiful new pineapple?
I know the Pineapple is the symbol of ‘welcome’ and yes, I may do this to welcome new team members in the future.
Oh, you know I will be stamping more of these!-
But here is my slightly unexpected card for today… a new baby card! I gotta say, this card makes me smile! The little pineapple is from the Pop of Paradise Stamp set. Why have a big pineapple and a little pineapple if you can’t make a ‘welcome baby’ card?
I hope you like it too, and will get out those ombre pads SOON! More than anything else, I hope you will take some time soon to just PLAY! It sure feels good. 😉
Here are the products I used to make this card, I would love for you to click the shopping cart in the right column to pick up some of these items from my online store. So many cool things to play with there!