I often like to create my own backgrounds, so when I saw the cute little pineapples in the Let's Flamingle Stamp Set from Pink & Main I knew I had to make them the focus of a card!
I used my MISTI and lined up the big and the small pineapple from the Let's Flamingle Stamp Set next to each other so that I could easily shift my piece of watercolor paper up and down and left and right until I had lines of pineapples filling my background. I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed with clear powder. This is a trick I do when I'm watercoloring. The embossing powder creates little "wells" resulting in pooling. This gives easy dimension!
You could use any number of coloring mediums to add color to the background, but I recently acquired some Karin Markers and I wanted to try them out! I chose a couple of colors and quickly scribbled color onto my background. I wanted to have a "messy watercolor" look, so I wasn't careful to make my scribbling pretty. Then I used a waterbrush and spread out the color. Quick and easy and messy! I decided I wanted my panel to have a stitched border, so I die cut the background with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles 1 Die Set.
I wanted the focus of the card to be on the cute little pineapples in the background, so I chose a simple sentiment from the Let's Flamingle Stamp Set and white heat embossed it three times onto black cardstock. I trimmed them into strips. and added them to the top center of the card with foam tape then I added a bunch of clear liquid shimmer to the strips.
Only one thing left to do! Add a pop of color with some fun Pink & Main Enamel Shapes! It seems the ones I used on my card are out of stock, but the Preppy Brights Enamel Shapes would be an AMAZING substitute! That's all! Thanks for stopping by!
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