Saturday, June 18, 2016

You're a fine-apple!

The challenge cosmos aligned perfectly this week, with three of my favourite challenge blogs inspiring me to make a tropical card.

Just Add Ink wanted a card with stripes, Curtain Call was a Tasty Tropcis theme, and the Color Throwdown even had a pineapple on it too!

I started off by painting some watercoloured stripes, and adding some paint splatter. The base of the card was also a striped Kraft cardstock.

I still can't find my fruit themed stamp set, so I improvised with a Cricut cut pineapple from Canary, Kraft and Fern cardstock, and I wrote the saying using my Cricut and the pen attachment.

Here you can see the sentiment close up- I am a sucker for a pun and the Sour Apple pen was a great match to the Fern twine and cardstock.

This may be my favourite card of the year so far! The idea came together out of nowhere- usually I have to be inspired by a sketch or someone else, but this card only used the prompts listed above. Now I just have to find someone awesome to give it to!


  1. I love the muted colours on your fun card, Lauren. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  2. Gorgeously soft stripes, Lauren. I love all your elements combined. Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

  3. I love your fun, fruity theme Lauren and your lovely soft background stripes are really pretty. Great take on this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. Thanks so much for joining us.

  4. Love those wide stripes and splatters for your background! Beautiful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

  5. Your improvising worked out great here! Love your striped and splattered background. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown and for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, too!

  6. Your stripes are very tropical - I love the dreaminess of them. Chantell JAI


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