Welcome back again! Today we continue with the MFT Stamps August Release Countdown! One more day of checking out all the fantastic new stamps, die, and stencils releasing soon! Its a Polynesian party on my blog today! One word my friends, pineapples. You know the love I have for the pineapples.
The pineapple has long been a symbol of welcome and hospitality. You will often find them on bed posts and other home decor or furniture from days past. I just cannot get enough of pineapples, so the image in Polynesian Paradise from Birdie Brown got all my love and attention!
After die cutting the image from Die-namics Polynesian Paradise, I stamped the pineapple image with Hybrid Black Licorice ink on Sweet Tooth card stock. I colored the image with Copic markers and highlighted the center of the segments with a white gel pen. It was then foam mounted to a circle cut with a new set of STAX called, Double Stitched Circle STAX. The sentiment, also from Polynesian Paradise, was stamped in my favorite black ink underneath the pineapple.
To give my image and sentiment a pop, I placed it onto a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock cut with the new Die-namics Four Way Chevron Cover Up. What a cool cut! Behind it, I placed a panel of Daffodil card stock. Anyone else feeling a warm ocean breeze? Seeing the palm trees swaying?
My love pineapples is growing! Look at Pineapple Background! Oh the joy!
Pineapple Background is a red rubber cling image. Its awesome. I colored each part of the pineapple images with Distress Markers. Once I finished, I huffed, or breathed hot air (because I am full of that! ha!), onto my image to re-wet the coloring. Then I stamped onto a piece of Sweet Tooth card stock that had been cut with Die-namics Double Stitched Rectangle STAX.
I layered the panel, and a Gumdrop Green panel, also die cut, onto a panel of card stock that had been inked with Stencil Wonky Chevron. Using a mixture of Lemon Drop ink and Safety Orange ink (to mimic the pineapples), I created a cool background. It kind of looks pineapple-y to me. Or maybe I just have pineapples on the brain!
And finally, that awesome sentiment from Polynesian Paradise again. So cool!
And because the tropics are on my brain and I am feeling a strong need to plan a Hawaiian vacation, one more adorable project! Die-namics Tiki Hut creates this crazy cute tiki hut and the fringed grass tops! I am not going to share too much about this project, because MFT Stamps has something special in store for everyone, so stay tuned!
To figure out how to color this bird from Polynesian Paradise, I Googled tropical birds and found one I really liked. Its a great way to decide how to color something!
Isn't she adorable? The whole card is just too much fun! Now I am off to eat pineapple, dream of warm beaches, and imagine the tropical breezes blowing my hair...or just go and do the dishes. Wink.
Visit the MFT Stamps Blog for all the information about the new products, links to the rest of the creativity of the design team, and for a chance to win!
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Supplies for Thank You Pineapple card available August 4th:
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