I have been purposely staying out of craft stores because my "stash" at home is more than well stocked, however, I was in need of something in particular and found myself once again wandering the aisles checking out all the "new" stuff that I hadn't seen and this paper with the pineapples was so noisy (you know how something screams to you in a store, like the Oreo's you don't need to eat or the shoes that pinch but they look cool and they talk you into buying them anyway) that I had to buy it - sale or no sale price. And it struck me, as I was already adding it to my basket, that this might be perfect for this fortnight's Jingle Belle challenge, except a pineapple is not a flower. But it came home with me nonetheless and I made it work (or so I like to believe).
I had a totally different flower in mind for this, but after I spent way too much time die cutting them with all their little bits, they looked way too busy. So I grabbed this poinsettia from Ink on 3 and embossed them in gold. The leaves are actually the tops of a pineapple stamp that I had that I also embossed in gold to mimic what is on the background paper. You can see from the photo below that there is some sparkle to this and also that the flowers, leaves, and sentiment are raised to give it more dimension.
Now I have to figure out who is going to have a pineapply good Christmas this year!
I have one more idea for a card for this challenge - something again a little out there - let's see if I get it done in time!
Please mosey on over to the Jingle Belles blog to see the gorgeous floral creations for this challenge. You won't be disappointed!