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.
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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″