This page was inspired by everyone’s (well, almost everyone’s) favorite tropical treat. I think my daughters are missing the chromosome that makes people love Dole Whips so much! At least I know I’ll always get to finish theirs.
I wanted to add lots of texture to this page with leaf die cuts and floral accents. Some of the leaves were cut from mulberry paper that I lightly attached to cardstock with adhesive spray to make them rigid and easier to handle when die cutting. Other leaves were cut from a leaf patterned paper using a cutting die as well. I wanted the plain paper flowers to have more dimension, so I poked a hole in the middle and added flower stamens I had purchased from the craft store. They are attached on the underside of the flower with a dot of hot glue to hold them in place.
I distressed and inked the edges of the woodgrain patterned paper to give it a more realistic, dimensional appearance. I started doing this to woodgrain patterned paper I was using years ago, and it is still one of my favorite techniques. It’s just a little detail that doesn’t take much time, but I feel has a big impact.
Now aren’t you craving Dole Whips! I know I am! Thanks for stopping by!
By Nancy Burke|2021-05-27T16:42:15-06:00May 27th, 2021|Comments Off on stay sweet by nancy burke
Nancy is the owner of Disney Creative Co. and Scraps & Ink Crafts. She visits Walt Disney World several times per year with family and friends where she finds endless inspiration for all her crafty endeavors. She's been known to run with scissors and colors outside the lines. Her favorite color is glitter.