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Backwards copic coloring & a pineapple

The pineapple is considered an expression of welcome throughout the South, and represents things that we hold dear in our home…friendship, hospitality and warmth.  I created this Welcome pineapple card using the pineapple2stamp and pineapple2stamp die sets from The Stamp of Life, and background paper from Authentique‘s Utopia collection.  So, where does the backward copic coloring come in?  Well, it was a happy accident, to be honest.  🙂

I stamped the pineapple from the pineapple2stamp set, and proceeded to color it in with copics.  However, I felt like the colored image was a little “louder” than the Authentique background paper that I wanted to use with it.  Since copics are alcohol based, they bleed through the paper they are colored on.  I flipped the colored image over, and loved the effect that the “bleed” created.  I decided to use that side of the image, and adhered the cut out pineapple die to the back of the colored image. Voila! Backwards copic coloring!

We need to remember that the crafts we create don’t always come out exactly as we pictured them in our mind, sometimes they are “happy accidents”… to me, that is what makes crafting so rewarding!

welcome pineapple card

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