I hope you all will have a tremendous Tuesday. If you are starting your day with our Blog Hop, I am sure you will find tremendous projects from this talented team.
Our theme for today is Feminine, which we can interpret any way we like. I am also playing along with TGIF and their color challenge. These colors will be retiring when the new catalog comes out, so I was happy to have an excuse to use them in a challenge.
Of course, the Flirty Flamingo color automatically says “Flamingos”, and “Feminine”, so, my card today features just that. A feminine flamingo!
I started with a Sweet Sugarplum card base. After going around the edge of my panel of Peek A Boo Peach with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker, I adhered it to the base. Then, I started on the focal point. Instead of stamping the bird in Flirty Flamingo, I stamped it in Memento Black on a panel of Flirty Flamingo card stock and fussy cut it. Be careful of those skinny legs!
Then I got to work on the background for the flamingo. On a panel of Whisper White, I stamped the water in Marina Mist, then very lightly sponged a little more Marina Mist to tone down the white.
The sky is Sweet Sugarplum, Rose Red, and so Saffron, sponged to imitate a sunrise. I carried a little of the color down into the ‘water’ as a reflection.
Pear Pzazz sea grass and stamped off once Always Artichoke palm leaves, all from the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set, finish the scene. Almost. I liquid glued the flamingo into the scene, and added the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black from the Heartfelt Blooms set.
This panel was then Liquid Glued to a Flirty Flamingo mat and onto the card base. To give a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to the front, I adhered a Clear Epoxy Shape to the eye of the flamingo, and a couple of the Glitter Epoxy Shapes to the water.
For the inside, I stamped some palm leaves on a Whisper White panel and left room to write a note to the recipient. It has been so abnormally cold here and it snowed on Sunday, so I thought some southern warmth would make her feel better.
For the envelope, I stamped more palm leaves on the flap,
and another flamingo on the front, which I colored in with my Stampin’ Write Markers.
I think these colors make for a very feminine card.
So, on with the hop! By clicking the ‘NEXT’ button you will see what the talented Sue has for you. Or, go back to see what wonderful project Jaimie has done. You can just click on any of the names to hop around, but don’t miss any of them.
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Card Cuts: Sweet Sugarplum: card base 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″; Peek A Boo Peach: front mat 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″, inside mat 4″ x 5-1/4″; Flirty Flamingo: mat for the art piece 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″, inside mat 3-3/4″ x 5″, flamingo 3″ x 4″; Whisper White: front 3-3/4″ x 5″, inside liner 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″
10 thoughts on “Inkin’ Krew Tuesday Blog Hop with a Flirty Flamingo”
Sweet flamingo Julie! Love the bright colors, perfect for your tropical images!
Thank you Amy. I am sure the recipient (who goes to Florida in winter) will appreciate it.
Lovely flirty and feminine flamingo! 🙂
Thanks Mary. It is for friend who had hip surgery. They go to Florida in the winter, and since it has snowed twice since they returned, I thought the ‘Florida’ theme perfect for her.
Oh. My. Gosh! I think this is one of my favorites done by you! Your friend absolutely HAS to love it! Your sponging is perfect and your fussy cutting is terrific. Fabulous card!
Gosh, Karen, I really appereciate that! I hope she likes it.
Great fussy cutting skills and your Flamingo is adorable!!! Beautiful card.
Thanks you very much Jaimie!
This is my first time happening upon your blog. Your card is stunning! I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Thank you so very much Melanie I appreciate you stopping by and your comments. Please stop by again.