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Jan 29, 2021

Fun with Flamingos

 Welcome. Hope you have all had a good week.  I've had the chance to do a little stamping this week which is always nice.

In my previous post I posted this card featuring a new stamp set that I purchased recently. Today I am sharing 2 more cards that I created using the same stamp set.

I have a FB/ photography friend who's wife loved flamingos and after she passed away he would insert a small flamingo into his photos as a way of honoring and remembering her.  So I decided to send him a photo of this card and he loved it.  After some chatting about making/selling cards I told him I would just make one and send it to him.

Well the card maker in me just couldn't stop with one card so I sent him three.

Here are the other two cards:

For this card I used: Shaded Spruce, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White card stock.  Inks: Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, and Memento Tuxedo Black.
I stamped the palm leaves randomly on the white card stock and used my new, Stitched Whimsy die to create a fun border. Then I distressed the edges with the mint ink.  The flamingo and larger flower were stamped with the Coral ink and fussy cut. I also edged the larger flower with the coral ink.  On the Bermuda Bay piece I used a Versa Mark pad and a retired background stamp (SU-Sanded)
 The sentiment was stamped with the Tuxedo black ink.  I mounted the flamingo with foam tape an added a tiny black bead for the eye.

For this card I used Melon Mambo, Basic Black card stock.
Ink: Melon Mambo, Shaded Spruce and another pink ink along with the Tuxedo Black ink.

The patterned paper is from the Place and Time summer pack (JoAnns). I used a water brush to pick up colors of ink to paint onto the small flower image and a basic black marker for the flamingo's beak.  I used a retired SU corner punch to create the tag and small circle punches for the flowers. I also used a piece of Washi tape (Park Lane) and the Palm Branch Sizzix embossing folder on the black card stock - Enlarge to see detail.

I had fun with these cards and plan to use the Pineapple stamp that came in the set really soon to share with everyone.

Have a great day & Happy Stamping.


  1. These are all wonderful and what a sweet thing to do for your Facebook friend. I love his way of honoring his wife in his photos.

  2. I love all those colors on your green and coral card, plus the contrast of pink and black on the last one. The palm tree embossing in the background on that one is perfect! It's fun to have a good play with a new stamp set. These are very special for your friend.

  3. wonderful cards, and your sweet heart lifted his spirits, I'm sure!