Just Us Girls Guest Designer Week 4

Happy Saturday!

I have the honour of being June Guest Designer for the Just Us Girls challenge and today is my last GD post as it’s the last Saturday in June. I can’t believe it, the month has flown by! Thanks to all the lovely design team members who have been so welcoming and supportive!

This week is photo week and there’s a fun beachy/pineapple scene! When I saw it, I thought I would use a beach scene stamp as I don’t have any pineapple dies or stamps. Then I remembered my Taylored Expressions red rubber/cling pineapple layering set… I really struggled with it when I tried it and thought I’d never use it again, but for some reason I held onto it…. So I decided to give it another go….

I watched a how-to video by Taylor who made it look very easy and so, armed with acetate and my MISTI, I was determined to create a host of fun pineapple….

My first couple of attempts were OK, the position of the layers looked fine but I didn’t like the colours I used. Alas, when I found a colour combo that I liked, I messed up the stamping… SO. MANY. TIMES….. and always with THE. LAST. LAYER! Argh!

I had originally envisaged at least three pineapples on my card but I have to admit that I quickly changed my mind and stopped stamping as soon as I had one pineapple that that looked OK!

I used Tumbled Glass distress ink to create an oval in the centre of my card and stamped the sentiment from the set. I fussy cut my pineapple and added it to my card base with some heart gems to complete my CAS card.

And that stamp set? It has gone right into the ‘too difficult for LucieG’ box!!

Head over to the Just Us Girls challenge to see the amazing inspiration from the talented design team – we hope you can play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

8 comments

  1. Lucie… all your attempts were so worth it! Your card is wonderful and I love the sentiment. I often have the same troubles with C&9’s turnabout stamps… though I love the results, the number of tries can be frustrating. So glad you are sharing your trials while you are our GD!

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  2. Love this pineapple so much! We have the same sentiments, but yours is in such a cool font!!!! Thanks for joining us this month! Your cards have added so much to our galleries!

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  3. Sounds like you had quite the time with this card! The pineapple is so cool and looks incredible! You have been an amazing guest and I am sorry to see you go! Hope you will be back in the gallery soon!

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  4. Way to end your guesting appearance! Way to persevere and make a super fun inspired card. It’s been a pleasure having you join in with us for the month of June 😀

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  5. I feel your frustration, Lucie, but I’m glad you stuck with it long enough to get this beauty. It’s been great having you guesting with us.

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  6. You finale card as our guest is fabulous, Lucie and worth all of your effort! Love the sentiment too! I’ve enjoyed all of your cards this month, thanks so much for being our guest designer!

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  7. Your pineapple is fabulous and well worth the effort! Love that soft oval and perfect sentiment, too. Thank you for joining us this past month with all of your awesome creations!

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  8. Talk about perseverance – well you have it after the numerous attempts to get your pineaplle just perfect. I think we can all relate to having those from time to time. Fabulous sentiment and font. Lovely to have you as our Guest this month. So enjoyed seeing you share your talent with us this month at JUGS.

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