Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Thank you for your hospitality

Happy Wednesday everyone! Is it just me? I kept thinking today was Tuesday all day. But here it is Wednesday night! That's what happens when we go back to school I guess. I lose all sense of who what when and where. I'm sure I'll have it down by the time summer break rolls around. ha!So how about a little pineapple in honor of some great hospitality we received 2 weekends ago? Hubs and I had a fabulous dinner and visit with friends that had been a long time coming. As always, they were most gracious hosts! This pineapple stamp from SU! has long been awaiting such an opportunity for thanking some special friends. It's a nice, large image that accepts ink rolling for color variation very well. I chose more mustard and really rust for the pineapple and wild wasabi and kiwi kiss for the stem. The stem was stamped twice for a leafier look. I also used the stem stamp horizontally on the cream background that peaks out on the right end of the card.
The golden looking inked background behind the pineapple image was cream cardstock. I started inking just the edges with really rust and before I knew it, I was rubbing it on from edge to center in swirls. The cream cs is all but invisible but I loved the effect...very tropical golden sunset if I do say so :)
To finish it off, a simple sentiment peeking out from the edge and some lime green twistel tied around the fold. The clutter-maker in me wanted to add more but, really, I decided I loved it as is :) Cool!
Thanks for stopping by...I really appreciate it! Have a sunny day!
Supplies: (the shortest list yet I think!)
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Stamps: SU! and Papertrey Ink
Ink: SU!
Other: twistel


Karen said...

Warm and inviting! Great for some hospitality! :> My pineapple (on the salamander trap metal thingamabob) is still hanging on my wall right where I hung it when I got home from Tamara's SU party with our great Elise! Love the double stamped leaf and that twistel! :>

Anya said...

Very pretty! I love the batik feel of it! Great colors, too :)

Elise said...

I'd like to say: YUMMM! I'm guessing your host/hostess will be thrilled! Meanwhile, I'm having some drooling issues remembering Tamara's pineapple upside down cake! The way you juiced up the background just seals the deal: B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!

tg said...

Love the way you blended colors on the pineapple. Very cool. You are keeping very busy!

Anonymous said...

Me encanta la tarjeteria.manos de hada para todo.besos Vicky

Marie Reed said...

It's just beautiful! I had fresh pineapple for breakfast:)