Monday, April 18, 2011

Aloha Monday with BBTB2


It's an Aloha Monday with BBTB2!  My very talented design team sister, Karen, selected this week's Bitten by the Bug 2 cut - the pineapple on Wall Decor.  Since I do not own Wall Decor I had to select another pineapple from a different cartridge.  You would be surprised how many pineapples there are on various Cricut cartridges!  I selected this fun pineapple from Serenade!


Because I associate pineapples with "welcome" I decided to make a "Welcome to the neighborhood" card (hoping the house two doors down may sell soon).  I designed the card in Cricut Design Studio utilizing all three layers of the pineapple cut.  The bottom layer is a bright, fun yellow, the middle layer is a medium green, and the top layers are orange and lime green.  

I used the diamond embossing folder on the orange layer (top layer) of the pineapple.  I also used a rust colored Copic marker and did a bit of random coloring on the pineapple.  I added thin lines and amber colored gemstones.  I finished the card with the word "welcome" as well as icicle Stickles accents on the medium green areas.


The embellishment cuts are from Life's a Beach.  I thought my pineapple needed a bit of dressing up.  I layered two paper flowers together and added the lemon cut atop the flowers.  I added a fun circle sticker, mini flowers, and gems to dress up the lemon slice.


The base card was created by welding two mirror images of the base pineapples together at their tops.  I used scissors to snip away a couple of over hanging leaf tips.  Once the card was attached to the back of the pineapple, the card opens at the midpoint.


Today is your last chance to enter the awesome giveaway by The Original Scrapbox.  Go back to last Wednesday's post and read the instructions on entering.  I will be drawing a winner of this fabulous Giant Cutting Mat at midnight tonight.  And that's not all...... 

The winner from my blog will join nine other winners in a final drawing for this FABULOUS SEWING BOX!!!  Rachelle will be announcing the final winner on her blog on Friday!  Go back to THIS POST and enter.  The winner could be YOU!


12 comments:

~JulieH~ said...

Susan I love your pineapple shaped card and all the gorgeous embellishments! Great idea with your copics I thought it was patterned paper! All these yummy pineapples this week are making my mouth water!
Hugs
Juliexx

Melissa said...

What a pretty, tropical card! Love all the bling on it!

Lee Family said...

It's beautiful! Love all the little details.
beth lee
bethlorr@hotmail.com

Jovan said...

WOW...what a amazing pineapple card!

Sharon said...

Love the pineapple shape! Awesome card!!! :)

Margie said...

Great card, Susan! Love the fruity colors and I really like the embossing with the copic coloring and bling! Interesting fold, too...I'll have to keep that in mind. All of the layers look so pretty with those great colors!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Susan! Love how you've embellished with the flowers and the bling. xxD

Lagene said...

Fantastic pineapple card!

Heather said...

Aloha, baby!! This is so fresh and fun! Love the shaped card and all the colors in this. It makes me happy just looking at it. :)

Jeri said...

Oh my gosh, Susan. I just love the colors of your design. So bright and stunning and fun. We all need to gather for a drink one day.

Karen Pinsonat said...

Um, WOW! This is stunning! Love all your detail work, it really makes this pop!

Maria said...

Okay....this is just fabulous!!!! Every singe part :)