When the new catalog was released the stamp I was the most excited about was the pineapple stamp. I love pineapples and their symbolism of hospitality. What could be better than something that wears a beautiful crown and is sweet on the inside?
When I first started playing with this stamp I found it a bit challenging because the stamp was a solid image which required me to have to ink it up multiple times in order to create a multicolored pineapple. One of the things I immediately did to make it work better for my simple stamping style was to cut it in half. I took a really sharp pair of scissors and carefully separated the crown from the pineapple base which allows me to stamp in different colors without having to clean the stamp. I was a bit nervous to do this but am so glad I did because now it is SO easy to create a two color pineapple.
Here is one of my latest creations, a Pineapple Thank You card that I created using this awesome stamp set.
I stamped the pineapple base in Delightful Dijon and the Crown in Cucumber Crush which are two of our In Colors that were introduced last year. The card base is Whisper White and on top of that, I layered another piece of Whisper White that was embossed with the Petal Burst Textured Impressions Folder. I also added a double punched jeweled white flower to add a little sparkle to complete the look of this card.
The word "Mahalo" comes from the wonderful Labeler Alphabet stamp which allows you to create custom words and phrases. I loved using Mahalo on this card since it is the Hawaiian Word for Thank You and used quite often where I live here in Hawaii.
I've gotten such a great response to this card. So far everyone I've shown it to just loves it.
This week I was designing projects for my October 22nd Holiday Stamp Camp in Manoa Valley. One of the projects will feature a Christmas Pineapple Design that was inspired by this creation.
Well, if you are looking for a fun thank you card to make, why not try one of these Pineapple greetings? Pineapples are SO popular right now and you'll definitely be spreading a little aloha when you send this card to the ones you love to expressed gratitude and thankfulness.