Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flamingos in Paradise

Can't make it all the way to paradise today?  How about a quick trip to a huge stamp SALE?  Only a couple more days for our Clear Stamp, Red Rubber Stamps, Glitter and Gelatos SALE.  Go HERE to see what is still available.

Who couldn't use a little trip to a sunshine filled paradise?   I know it's not in my immediate future....but I've got a taste of the tropics in this card created with the Fun in the Sun stamp set from The Rubber Cafe':

Base: 5&1/2" by 4&1/4" white cardstock

First Layer: 5&1/4" by 4" pink swiss dot cardstock--glue to base using Scrap Happy Glue.

Bottom strip: 1" by 4" strip of black cardstock.  Stamp sentiment in Black Tuxedo Ink and trim to about 1/2" and foam tape to black strip.  Add twine, glue to bottom of card base and add enamel dots.

Center Panel:  Cut 2&3/4" circle out of white cardstock and use a sponge applicator to apply Salty Ocean distress ink to create sky.  Cut 3&1/4" scallop circle out of black cardstock, and glue blue background to it using Scrap Happy Glue.

To create the flamingos, I first created a mask by stamping one and trimming it very close.  Then I started stamping the group on a piece of plain white cardstock (it was about 3&1/2" by 4").  Here is a close up of my first stamped bird with a mask as I stamped over to place the second one:

I stamped a total of 5, then colored them in with markers, then cut them out first with a circle die (the same die used for the blue sky background):

Next I fussy cut around the tops, and carefully added some blue ink sponged in around their legs.  I also stamped, colored in and fussy cut out two additional flamingos and foam taped them in to complete the group as you can see here:

Next I cut a circle frame using two of the circle dies to create a frame, and glue the flamingos to the back of , being careful to let the two foam taped flamingo's feet stay on the outside of the circle:

This piece was foam taped to the blue sky to complete the card.

Remember to stop back soon for more inspiration using all these fun stamps you picked up from the sale and the brand new kits are coming soon!!


Stamps: The Rubber Cafe'- Fun in the Sun 
Paper: Bazzill cardstock
Ink/Color:  Black Soot and Salty Ocean Distress Ink, Copic Markers-Y02, Y08, RV02, RV23, Black Tuxedo Memento Ink
Adhesives: Foam tape; The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue
Embellishments:  Recollections enamel dots, Queen & Co twine
Tools: Spellbinders classic circles; classic scallops

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