flamingo fun!

Hello friends. It’s Donna here. It is very strange to me as an Australian to be in sync with the USA stamp releases. I usually use them as relief from my actual weather, but here I am, living in Tokyo, and stamping summer images in summer. Too strange! Today’s card uses a stamp from Pink and Main’s new release, and I think there’s something for everybody this one, whether you like to colour, or cut or layer. You can see the whole new release here. Today I have a card for you that has a beautiful flamingo from the very well named Stand Tall Stamp set.

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When stamping and cutting any image with long thin parts, such as the legs here, or the stems of flowers, it’s always a good Idea to die cut first, then stamp onto the cut out. I stamped the flamingo with Copic friendly Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and then coloured it with some very basic Copic shading. I used photos of flamingos from the Internet to see where to place my colors.

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I really wanted some dimension to this flamingo, but there was no way I could put tiny pieces of foam tape behind those legs! The solution was to use the Stand Tall matching dies to cut two more flamingos and layer these up with glue.

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I created the background by masking off a section of a piece of white card that had been cut with the Stitched Rectangles 2 largest die (this is the most used die in my collection by a long margin). I then ink blended a sandy shore using Mustard seed Distress Ink and an ocean/sky blue background with Broken China Distress ink, working out from the corner. I spattered this with clean water, (which I dabbed off quickly) and spatters of the same two inks mixed with water.

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The final touch was some Pink and Main Unicorn Pearls, and a sentiment, also from the Stand Tall Stamp set. This punny sentiment is so much fun.

Until next time, may your days be filled with sunshine.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
Pink and Main Stitched Rectangles 2
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P&M
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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SBC | SSS
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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P&M | SSS
Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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O | SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
Distress Ink Mustard Seed
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SBC | SSS
Distress Ink Broken China
Distress Ink Broken China
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SBC | SSS
Pink and Main Unicorn Pearls
Pink and Main Unicorn Pearls
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P&M | SSS
Pink and Main Stand Tall stamp
Pink and Main Stand Tall stamp
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P&M | SSS
Pink and Main Stand Tall dies
Pink and Main Stand Tall dies
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Neenah Solar White 80lb card
Neenah Solar White 80lb card
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SBC | SSS
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
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