Today I created a slim line card using only inks and the Pineapple layering stencil from the June Subscription box. The first thing I did, was to run the pineapple “body” stencil with a piece of 8.5×3.5″ white card stock through my die cut machine. To do this I used the sandwich recommended for my machine and a flexible embossing mat from my stash.

Next I took, the negative Pineapple to place over my embossed image. I used Purple Rain ink and and blending brush to go around the edges of the stencil to fill in my background. I did not want a smooth background so some spots I just swiped the brush creating streaks.

Thirdly, I took the body stencil and put it back in place. Then, I took a piece of low tack tape to cover the stem and I ink blended Yellowstone ink over the bottom part of my pineapple. When I was happy with the blending, I removed the body stencil and replaced it with the pineapple bottom stencil. I chose a yellow-orange ink from my stash to blend over this part to deepen the color.

Next, I repeated the steps with two greens from my stash. I started with the body again, and this time I covered the bottom part with low tack tape. Then I removed the body stencil and blended a darker ink over the leaf patterned stencil.

I decided I needed some texture or interest. I placed my pineapple panel in my splat box and added splatter. For the black I used the Eclipse Reinker. Then, I used some of the Yellowstone and a green reinker. For a final touch and some sparkle, I mixed some Neptune Kalidescope powder and water. When splattering, I used an acrylic block and both a clean toothbrush and a small paint brush. The toothbrush adds tiny splatter and a lot of it. The paintbrush can give me a variety of sizes and I feel I have more control to where my splatter goes.

For my sentiment I used Eclipse Black ink and two sentiments from the Fresh Sentiments stamp set and stamped on some vellum. Then, I cut it out using a circle die from my stash. To attach vellum, I put tiny liquid glue dots all over the back and then wiped them with my finger. I adhered the vellum sentiment to the center of the Pineapple base and then attached the entire panel to a 8.5″ x 3.5″ white card base.