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
Thin 3-D Mounting Tape
Now on to another version of the card!
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.