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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Flamingo Side Step Card

CTMH introduced a new set of thin cut dies and stamps the beginning of May - these cute flamingos.  Since my mom LOVES flamingos, I had to make her a card with them.  I've actually made several variations of the card which you will soon see!  This side-step card will be a part of my June Stamp Club classes, and I'm also entering it into the Fun Folds challenge over on the Heart2Heart Challenge Blog. Be sure to check out the other great creations on that site.

I love the specialty cards, and thought that these flamingos needed to be showcased on something that would really make them stand out!  The flamingo shapes were first cut from cardstock and then stamped, and I gave the wings a bit of dimension with glue dots.  I actually glued a second flamingo shape to the back of the stamped image to give them more stability on the card - you know those skinny little legs wouldn't do the trick!

I used some nesting dies for the scalloped rectangles and punches for the circles.  All of the grass and waves are cut with the Cricut then embossed and the edges are inked to add dimension.

All of the patterned papers are from the new Calypso paper pack from CTMH.

Here's a list of what I used - all are from CTMH unless stated otherwise:
Tickled Pink (C1651)
Tickled Pink Thin Cuts (Z3228)
Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangles
Calypso Paper Pack (X7210B)
White Daisy, Glacier, Pear and Pixie cardstock
Pixie, Cotton Candy, Glacier, Pear, and Black
Floral Embossing Folder (Z1994) - which is retiring the end of July!
Calypso Sequins (Z3215) - see card below
Bitty Sparkles (Z1263) - see card below
Sponge daubers for inking
Glue Dots
Thin 3-D Mounting Tape

Now on to another version of the card!
A dear friend recently celebrated her birthday, and since there are five of us who join together for these special occasions, I wanted to reflect that on the card.  So here you see the results!  I added some sequins that coordinate with the paper on this card, adding a bitty sparkle in the center of each sequin.

I wanted to find out what a bunch of flamingos is called, so I did a little research.  While some people call them a "flock", I prefer the next option, which is a "flamboyance."  I think it fits the graceful creatures a bit better.  

Well, now that I've given you a little vocabulary lesson, I guess I'm ready to sign off!  Thanks for stopping by, and hope you have a wonderful start to the month of June.


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Melissa Robinson said...

Very fun card you made with these fun images! Thank you for joining the challenge at H2H!

Unknown said...

I just love these cards. I got visit Vegas the first week of March with friends I hadn't seen in over 20 years. I'm stealing your idea to make cards first them because in our 60's, we are still, flamboyant!

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I thought I fixed the auto correct but no...I'm making cards for them

Brandi said...

Wonderful job, I love the colours and the dimension. And how can anyone go wrong with the flamingos? Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

Brandi R
DT member H2H