Monday, January 18, 2016

Pears and Pineapples

This past weekend I managed to make the 4 cards from the January Bloom Box.  This month's kit is a hoot!  I love the "cool" fruit stamps and I did get a bit carried away using some of my mixed media products, too.  I have 2 cards to show you today and 2 more on Friday. 

The stamp set, Tropic Cool, will not be available for general purchase until May.  Yes, that's a 3 month exclusivity to promote the Boxes.   I colored the pears with my Copic markers and splattered some Silver Silk on the white layer.  A bit of Journey Glaze, some Bloom Time sequins, Sweet Pear Ribbon and Cream Journey Thread, and it's done.  The original card was horizontal but I have a tendency to change things up a bit.

This would be great for an anniversary card!

And isn't the Pineapple just hilarious!!  Love the glasses! I purchased the Blending Solution and a bunch of reinkers and a small Blending Brush to learn a new way of coloring.  Was interesting and it will take a bit of practice (just like the Copic markers did) to get the shading figured out.  But I added something different to this card.  Not only did I brayer Pineapple Smoothie ink on the base white layer but I splattered d some Citrus Cooler and Silver Silks and spritzed it with Lemon Grass Splash after adding the strips of Orange Creamsicle, Limeade Splash and Pineapple Smoothie card stocks and the fun die cut circle.

I stamped this guy twice and cut out the sunglasses to pop up.  I colored with the Silver Silk. A bit of Natural Journey Twine and some Rhinestones and it's complete (for me, again I didn't follow the directions).

Stamp Set:
Tropic Cool

Card Stock:
River Stone
Whip Cream
Sweet Pear
Journey Basics Pastels Paper Pack
Speciality Paper Pearled Celebrations
Limeade Splash
Pineapple Smoothie
Orange Creamsicle

Inks, etc.:
Black Licorice
Pineapple Smoothie Reinker
Sweet Pear Reinker
Silver Silk
Citrus Cooler Silk
Lemon Grass Splash

Punches and Dies:
Punch Handle
Scalloped Circle Punch
Circle Punch
Journey Circles die set

Bloom Time Sequins

Ribbons and Threads:
Sweet Pear Ribbon
Cream Journey Thread
Natural Journey Twine

Journey Glaze
Glue Dots
Foam Squares

Blending Solution
Blending Brush

I hope I have everything listed should you decide you want to make an order.  But remember, you may also have oodles of stuff in your stash that you have forgotten about that will make a very memorable card!  I just hope I gave your mojo a little jump start!  And Friday I'll be using modeling paste, a Splash for coloring it, a stencil and more as I am learning (getting brave, maybe) to play with more and more products.  I have to admit my card style is expanding.  Oh, and Wednesday I plan on taking part of the weekly tour of desks so don't forget to come back!  I will be away  Wednesday afternoon as I have a class to teach through the local recreation department.

1 comment:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Fun and fruity cards! That pineapple card is a hoot for sure, love the coloring and those sunglasses!