Hi Crafty folk,
I hope that you are doing well!
Todays share is a quick and fun project that I had been planning in my head for quite a while. All I was waiting for was the right product to come along. That product was tropical Stickers, including Flamingos. I had seen a few whilst I was waiting but they hadn’t quite fit the requirements – being either the wrong size or aimed at very young children.
Eventually my wait was finally over. I had found the stickers I had been waiting for. The right size, style and bonus – they were gold foil, puffy stickers!
The dimension! The Glamour!! The flamingos!!!
Now I bought TWO packs of these as they are gorgeous and they only cost £1.50 per pack! I love the choice of stickers in each pack plus the fact that the flamingo pairs are in two different sizes.
So here goes with that actual project, (now that I’ve suitably gushed over the stickers lol!).
Now as you can see in the above picture, both cards have the same colour combination – white and soft coral pink, (Calypso Coral by Stampin’ Up!)
Of course this was inspired by the flamingos natural colour and as the actual flamingo stickers are gold, I had to add it in there somewhere!
The card bases and panels are essentially ‘flipped’ for each card. By that I mean one card has a white A6 card base and the other has the coral pink. This means that I only used two sheets of UK A4 size card in total. Actually there were some strips left over for future use.
I used the matching Stampin’ Up! ink in Calypso coral to stamp the backgrounds, using a Flamingo stamp. I then repeatedly heat embossed a pineapple image from a magazine free gift that I received last year. I did this on both background panels.
I then started working on the main panels. I laid out the Flamingos on the larger white panel to find the right position and then adhered them in place. I used a glitter pen and the same ink as before to watercolour a Ground for the flamingos to stand upon. This is also adds depth to the card:
I felt the top of the Flamingo panel was too bare. Whilst I love white space on cards, in this instance it just felt plain. I added some tropical looking flowers, stamped in the coral ink. The flowers are actually Fuchsia. I once again used a glitter brush pen – Wink Of Stella, Clear, in this instance, – to add a watercolour effect to the flowers. This subtle shimmer keeps the design simple and does not overwhelm the main image.
I did the same for the second card, just swapping the Flamingo for a Puffy Pineapple cluster:
For this card I cut the main centre panel into two pieces – one a narrow sentiment strip. I also removed a small strip from the larger panel so the design underneath would peek through. A gold embossed ‘Thanks’ sentiment plus some more stamped Fuchsia flowers finished the card front.
Here are the rest of the photos for your perusal:
Any questions please ask – I’m always happy to share what I’ve learned and spread the joy!
Take Care And Happy Crafting!!