Pineapple in The Tropics. And the January/June Mini Catalogue is now LIVE!!! I have already put in my main order for items from this catalogue, there are so many amazing products and 5 months to play with them all. I really wasn’t sure about the Timeless Tropical Suite when I first saw it, but I thought I would take a punt on it. My main issue was the Pineapple Die duo. I could never see myself using the, until I tried! I LOVE THEM!!!
I had such fun making the card for the pineapple, getting suitably messy with some sprinkles and some swooshing (well actually some swooshing and them some sprinkles). Getting the Leaves to look at their best was also fun, I tried a few alternatives, but have settled with inking up the die and then die cutting the pineapple top, this gives you some definition as the ink is picked up by the embossing areas of the die, and transferred to the card.
I thought the pineapple needed a background, so used the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, which is also part of the Suite. Adding the Braid and Tropical Oasis Trinket seemed an obvious addition. I was originally going to add the ‘aloha’ die cut onto the Braid, but it seemed a bit lost there, so I added if to the bottom right of the card. I die cut the word 3 times and layered them up to give the word more impact.
The finishing touches were to mount everything on a Basic Black mat and then on a bright card base. I used Mango Melody for one and Grapefruit Grove for the other. I think both work, but for me the Mango Melody is better. Which do you prefer?
The inside is simply Whisper White with an Old Olive sentiment and a Grapefruit Grove flower, just to finish everything off and to continue my quest for actually stamping on the inside of my cards. An so I am now converted to this Pineapple, it really is a fun die.
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For International A4 Card
Standard A6 Cardbase
First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.4 x 10cm)
Second Mat – 5-1/2 x 3-3/4” (14.2 x 9.8cm)
For Letter Sized Card (8-1/2 x 11″)
Standard Card Base (half sheet folded in half to 4-1/4 x 5-1/2″)
First Mat – 4 x 5-1/4″
Second Mat – 5-1/8 x 3-7/8″
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