Krafty Chicks Challenge #562 - Stamp Act

Good Morning!

Wow, this week blew by really even quicker with a holiday!  We enjoyed more time out and about this past weekend than we have in the past 15 months.  Spent most of it outside but Dave and I did venture into a couple stores and even dined INSIDE once!  <gasp>. We went kind of early since we had been shopping and there weren't many inside, so we opted for the cool indoors. Dave still has a hard time venturing out and with due cause as they still are getting Covid patients in the ER every week.  Not big numbers but he and his colleagues know this will be a norm now for hospitals. And since he was vaccinated back in December, he's coming up on the halfway point til a booster. So I've chosen to also wear a mask inside wherever we go still.  Well, enough of that, let's get to today's post!

It's the first Thursday of the month, June. JUNE! WOW! Year is half done!  <gasp again>!  Being the first Thursday, it's Krafty Chicks' Stamp Act challenge with Leanne hosting.  You must use stamping on your card this week.

Krafty Chicks Challenge #562 - Stamp Act


I went for a bit of a tropical vibe for my card today.  I used the Pineapple Accents and Lovely Greetings by Catherine Pooler Designs and stamped in Catherine Pooler Inks.  My blue background strip is a piece of alcohol inked glossy cardstock paper I've had in my homemade background stash for a while.  It was perfect for this card.  I also used some gold mirrored cardstock and gold polk dot patterned acetate paper for a little more gold pop with those gold tops.  I stamped the sentiment in the same color as the dark pineapple (Daydream) on the background paper very carefully.  I used my Misti to get a good stamping first try since the glossy paper is slick.  While the ink was still wet, I sprinkled clear embossing powder on the sentiment and heat set it.  Again, I did this very carefully and in short spurts after heating up my heat tool initially.  The finishing touch was small pearls on the flowers.


So please check out my fellow Chicks - - - Leanne, Lori and Diane's projects.  Also be sure and give a warm welcome to our June Guest Designer, Carol Gill!  Welcome, Carol!



Playing in the following other challenges:


I used the sketch as well as the colors and the pineapple in the photo for inspiration. 



Card Supplies:

Stamps: Lovely Greetings and Pineapple Accents (Catherine Pooler Designs).
Paper: Glossy cardstock; White cardstock (Neenah Solar White); Gold polka dot acetate (Recollections); Gold mirrored cardstock.
Ink: It's A Girl, Mint To Be, Cummerbund, Daydream (Catherine Pooler Inks). Alcohol ink (Tim Holtz)
Extras: Pineapple coordinating dies (Catherine Pooler); Clear embossing powder (WOW); pearls.


 Krafty Chick Blessings!



6 comments

Bonnie said...

A perfect background for this pretty collage, Nance! Glad you and Dave are getting out a bit. It gets easier.

Leanne said...

This is so pretty I like the bold sentiment and the pineapples...so yummy! Have a great day friend. Hugs, L :)

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card,love the pineapples and your inky panel.Thank you for the warm welcome and mention
Carol x

Wanda Cullen said...

Love this gorgeous tropical card! You rocked the sketch and the inspiration colors very well. Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion!

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

You’ve created another fabulous card! Great colour combo and perfect sketch for the pineapples. I’m in the mood for a pina-colada!

Karren said...

This is so bright and cheerful and the colours work beautifully together! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.