Pop of Paradise ~ Embossed Hello Flamingo

Pop of Paradise - Hello Flamingo 736pxl BP

Happy “short week” Friday!  We were prepping for an Open House at my “day job” to celebrate 17 years as well as the addition of a new partner.  Needless to say it’s been very busy.  Yesterday was a bussle-ing blur, getting everything set up and ready as well as helping prep a few additional hors d’oeuvre.  Shew…….I am happy to say we made it through and it was a hit.  Now I can get back to billings!  Lol!!!

Okay, sometimes a simple image needs little to make it shine.  Well, I kept this design clean and simple with a pop of shine.

BASE:  This clean and simple flamingo image lent itself to pairing with this fun and very graphic print from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  It was layered with one of the newest In Colors ~ Flirty Flamingo, as well as Basic Black and Whisper White, popped with Dimensionals.  To soften the look I rounded three of the four corners, to mix it up a bit. Four corners was too many and two corners was not quite enough.  Three was “juuust right”.  Lol!

I know!  There are only three layers (not including the base) on this card.  Sometimes less is more.  [grin]  [TIP:  You may have noticed the designer paper is Basic Black and Very Vanilla, but the image is stamped on Whisper White. Don’t be afraid to try mixing because, in this case, it makes the focal image stand out even more.]

FOCAL POINT:  This fun Flamingo image is from the Pop of Paradise stamp set from the brand new 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  Woohoo!  She was inked with Flirty Flamingo ink then the legs and beak were hand / eye-ball inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then stamped onto Whisper White.  Of course I instantly thought “she certainly needs some sparkle”.  Lol!  So I added some Gold Metallic Thread knotted.

SENTIMENT:  I even kept the sentiment simple.  [Really, I just wanted a nice versatile card for my “stash”.  Lol!]  The “hello” is from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, also from the brand new 2016-17 Annual Catalog.  To add just a touch more shine I gold embossed it to tie in with the Flamingo’s gold neck tie.


  • STAMPS:  Pop of Paradise, Thoughtful Banners
  • PAPER:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Flirty Flamingo, Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
  • INK:  Flirty Flamingo, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punch–Corner Rounder | Metallic Thread–Gold | Embossing Powder–Gold

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s design and will let me know.  I challenge you to leave one word to describe how this design makes you feel.  I look foward to your comments!  Have a great Friday and weekend!


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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