"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, November 4, 2016

pineapple welcome...

Hello!!! Well... the weekend is finally here!  Had a crazy, busy week which once, again, left me with little to no time to craft... oh well... that is life, lol!! But I did manage get find a little time to make a card for the current CASology challenge (welcome) that uses the color combo from Color Throwdown.  When I saw the CASology cue I immediately thought of my Concord & 9th Pop Art Pineapple set.  Pineapples are a traditional symbol of hospitality and welcoming people so it was the perfect image for the challenge.  I also used Concord & 9th's Tree Ring Background stamp.  I stamped the tree ring using a light blue ink (Hero Arts Cornflower) on a white cardstock panel.  The panel was then trimmed down.  The pineapple was stamped using orange ink (SU! Pumpkin Pie) and the top using a dark green (SU! Gumball Green).  I brushed some Diamond Stickles onto the pumpkin which smeared the ink a bit, but I like how it looks. I used the orange and green inks to stamp the banner and sentiment. Everything was then die cut with the matching dies.  Once the pineapple was dry I assembled the rest of the card.  I added some silver thread behind the pineapple and then partially embossed the panel with my favorite embossing panel (SU!'s Decorative Dots which is now no longer available).   I have included a close up of the pineapple so you can see the silver thread.



Hope you have a wonderful day..

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft, white; Stamps: Concord & 9th; Dies:  Concord & 9th; Inks:  Hero Arts and Stampin Up!; Silver thread:  Coates & Clark; Embossing folder:  Stampin Up!

13 comments:

Viv said...

Loving your pretty card Rosie, great CAS card too ;) Viv xx

Greta said...

Perfect for both challenges, Rosemary! I love the look with the Stickles & been thinking about using silver or gold thread again--love it here!

Lisa said...

That little bit of delicate silver thread is a wonderful accent. This is pretty Rosemary!!

Lori said...

Great CAS design! Love the bit of sparkle on the pumpkin. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Judy1223 said...

Rosemary, I love that you thought of the pineapple...I did, too, but don't have a pineapple stamp! I love yours, so pretty...and so clever to put above the blue tree ring! Beautiful card, as always! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

Nancy said...

Love your beautiful CAS design!

Anita in France said...

That shimmery pineapple pops so beautifully against the blue wood slice, Rosemary ... and the silver thread accent is fabulous! Delciously CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Fabulous sparkle and I love the blue woodgrain! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

TK said...

Love your card, and great colors -- love that blue tree ring!

Happy Dance said...

Delightful pineapple card, Rosemary. The pineapple itself is so much fun, and I love the blue tree ring behind it. Great idea to partially emboss your card, too. Fabulous card! Bev

Jacquie Southas said...

This is so perfectly layered, Rosemary! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology this week!

Broni said...

I love the pineapple on the wood ring background! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Lisa Lara said...

You are on a roll Rosi. Congrats on the honorable mention for this CASology challenge and the CASEe This Sketch challenge winner. Whoohoo. This card is very cool and fun. I love the log as the background.