Jun 19, 2019

Let's Flamingo

Hello my friends!  Kristina Hein here today to share a tropical themed card.  Summer is fast approaching and I'm dreaming of tropical vacations so I channeled those vibes into a card.


So let's chat about how I made this card.  First thing I did was to cut all of the flamingo pieces out of watercolor paper using the Flamingos dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  Then I got out my Zig Clean Color markers and added color.  I fashioned my flamingo after some that I found with a Google search.  They are called James's Flamingos.  They are so cool looking!

Here is my inspiration photo.


These guys are just the coolest!  They have some really striking coloring and I did my best to capture it in my coloring.


I set my flamingo aside and went to work on the card panels.  I cut another piece of watercolor cardstock using one of the Dotted Scallop Ovals dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This set is one of the staples in my collection.  I wanted to use a stencil to create a tropical background but I didn't have an appropriate stencil.  So I created my own using some other dies in my collection with a piece of transparency film.  I sponged three differnt colors until I was happy with the look.  I did mask off the bottom quarter.  This way I could go in with a dark blue ink to create the look of water.  I spritzed the whole piece with water and blotted it off.


I cut out the other pieces I needed using another oval from the dotted scallop ovals as well as the stitched ovals dies.  I also cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front of an A2 sized card.


I attached the printed piece to a white, top fold A2 sized card.  Then I used a liquid glue to adhere the wavy yellow-green oval.  I applied foam tape to the back of the navy piece before placing it on the card panel.  Next came the stenciled watercolor piece.

Before adhering the flamingo to the card I wanted to add in my sentiment.  I cut a piece of yellow-green cardstock with the Long Speech Bubbles dies from Frantic Stamper.  Then I used stamps from two different Lawn Fawn sets to create a custom sentiment.  I used the "Let's" from the Party Animals set and "Flamin-go" from Flamingo Together.  I stamped them with navy ink.  I adhered it to the card panel and then glued the flamingo on top.  



Supplies used:




Frantic Stamper Long Speech Bubbles
Frantic Stamper Long Speech Bubbles
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Flamingos - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Flamingos - Elizabeth Craft Designs
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Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
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Dotted Scallop Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dotted Scallop Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
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Party Animal - Lawn Fawn
Party Animal - Lawn Fawn
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Flamingo Together - Lawn Fawn
Flamingo Together - Lawn Fawn
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Sunshine & Blue Skies - Simple Stories
Sunshine & Blue Skies - Simple Stories
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See you soon!
~Kristina H.

3 comments:

  1. OMG what a fun card and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for wonderful inspiration!

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  2. This is so fun! Love the flamingo!

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  3. Fun summer card. Love the way you coloured your pretty flamingos!

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