On Trend: Pineapples

Hi there. Thanks so much for joining me today. I’ll admit that I’m not much of a trend follower but the pineapple trend has stolen my heart! THIS die from Hero Arts was so fun to play with that I decided to make multiple cards…

The die is actually a Paper Layering Die, which means that it has special cut and score lines adding dimension to your project. However, I used it a different way and ran it through THIS die-cutting machine using THIS embossing pad. The pad will emboss the image instead of cutting it out, leaving a letterpress look. 
I used the lines to do a bit of no-line watercolor. I haven’t ever tried this technique before but the embossed lines gave me a guide as to where to outline the image. I used THESE watercolor markers and traced the image using yellow and green. Then I used water and a paintbrush to pull the color out from the lines and color in the image. 
I did this process several times to add layers of watercolor.
I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set using THIS ink. Since the surface I was stamping on was very textured, I used my MISTI to get good coverage. Any areas that didn’t completely fill in, I colored with a black sharpie marker. 
I finished off the cards by die-cutting the image using THIS stitched border and mounting them to THISTHIS and THIS card base. 
I hope you give no-line coloring a try using an embossed image created with a die. 
I’ll be back soon. Have a great day! 

1 Comment

  1. Shelly
    July 28, 2016

    Oooh, these are FABULOUS! Love pineapples!! 🙂


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