Today is a day off from working in the pharmacy and I had a very rare lie-in. So consequently I will be playing catch-up for most of the day. It’s not all bad though as all my tasks relate to my crafting and Stampin’ Up! business. I’m beginning work on a new project collaboration and have a video conference scheduled for noon. It’s top secret right now, but I can tell you I’m really excited about it. Despite the fresh snowfall yesterday I’m definitely in a brighter mood. So I thought I’d share that with you with a project featuring the brightest yellow in the Stampin’ Up! range, Pineapple Punch.
PINEAPPLE PUNCH BACKGROUND
To create my bright background I mounted the Crackle Paint (background) Stamp onto my Stamparatus. This is my go-to method for background stamps as it means I don’t have to struggle trying to hold a huge acrylic block. I inked up the stamp using Pineapple Punch ink and then stamped onto a layer of Pineapple Punch Card. This created a subtle tone-on-tone background that would not overpower the rest of the design.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Basic Black Card. I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create a card base. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the background layer to the front.
BIRD BALLAD PAPER
With the base prepared I turned to the Bird Ballad 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) Pack. In my scraps I found a part sheet that was just big enough for what I had in mind.
First I cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 6″ and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then using Paper Snips I trimmed the DSP to shape using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Next I cut a 2-1/2″ x 4″ panel of the DSP. This time I glued the DSP to a layer of Basic Black Card 1/8″ taller and wider than the DSP. Then once again using liquid glue, I fixed the layered panel to the front of the card base.
Finally I cut a 3/4″ x 4″ piece of the DSP and glued that at the bottom of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. To add contrast I then added a 1/8″ strip of Basic Black Card along the top edge of the DSP. With that done I fixed the layer inside the card base.
TIME TO SHINE
That just left a few finishing touches to add, starting with the sentiment. I found the “It’s your time to shine” sentiment in the Daisy Delight Stamp Set. Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it onto a 1/2″ x 2-1/2″ strip of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed it onto a 5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Basic Black Card. After that, I attached the sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
COMING AND GOING
To complete my project I pulled out some gold self-adhesive Gilded Gems. These are part of the new Ornate Garden Suite that is available for customers to buy on April 1st. The pack contains three different sizes of gems and I added one of each in a line on the front of my card.
My bright and cheerful project was finally complete.
I have to say that I love these new Gilded Gems and am so excited that like all the Ornate Garden Suite products they’ll be in the new 2020/21 Annual Catalogue.
Sadly what won’t be in the new catalogue are the 2018-2020 In Colors, including Pineapple Punch. So here’s my regular reminder… If you want any of the retiring InColor products now is the time to place your order. That way you can get them while they’re still available. Plus if you order before March 31st you’ll also be able to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion. Stampin’ Up! added some new free items to the list so check out the Sale-A-Bration section of my online store to see what’s available.
Also most likely retiring shortly is the Bird Ballad DSP. I’ll be so sad to see this one leave. Here’s some other projects I created using this gorgeous paper:
- Bird watching in the rain
- Alohomora and other unique words
- Beautiful Painted Glass
- Introducing the swallow-tailed kite
UPDATE 2020: The following products have retired and are no longer available from Stampin’ Up!
- Pineapple Punch Cardstock
- Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper
- Crackle Paint Stamp Set
- Pineapple Punch Ink Pad