Today’s post is the second design we created in June’s Card Class. I just fell in love with the Pop of Paradise stamp set when I first saw it. Flamingo’s are pink and one of the new In Colors is Flirty Flamingo…..a perfect match!
I really tried to keep this clean and simple with a bit of “Wow”. I did pretty good until I decided it needed a bit of shine. Lol! Both the leaves and thank you have color coordinated embossing in Old Olive and Basic Black, which add just the right amount of shine. LOVE IT!
BASE: The base starts with Vellum with the bottom corners rounded to soften the edges just a bit. The Vellum base helps to make the Flamingo and Thank You from the Pop of Paradise stamp set pop beautifully. It is layered with bands of Old Olive and Basic Black. The Old Olive band helps to tie together the tropical leaves so they don’t feel like they were added “just because”. There is also an Old Olive band on the inside to stamp your sentiment or write a note.
FOCAL POINT: Flirty Flamingo being one of the newest In Colors is pretty and looks great as the largest oval coordinating with the Flamingo image from the Pop of Paradise stamp set. Next are smaller layered Basic Black and Whisper White ovals all from the Layering Ovals Framelits die set. The tropical leaf image is also from the Pop of Paradise stamp set which has color coordinated embossing. [You can achieve this by lightly inking the image (otherwise it will look muddy) with VersaMark then fully inking with your color of choice. Then you stamp the image onto your cardstock and sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat until glossy.] The super cute Flamingo was fully inked with Flirty Flamingo then the legs and beak were inked with a Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. These areas just happen to have perfect placement so you don’t have to mask and then ink. [TIP: You could wipe the legs and beak before inking with the black but I didn’t and I’m a-okay with how it looked.]
SENTIMENT: The “thank you” is also from the Pop of Paradise stamp set. I know! There are so many cute images and sentiments in this set. I also treated it with the color coordinated embossing technique. [Lightly ink the image (otherwise it will look muddy) with VersaMark then fully ink with your color of choice. Then you stamp the image onto your cardstock and sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat until glossy.]
Hey, thank you so much stopping by today! I hope you have a great Monday.
- STAMP: Pop of Paradise
- PAPER: Vellum, Old Olive, Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Whisper White
- INK: VersaMark, Old Olive, Archival Basic Black
- ACCESSORIES: Framelits–Layering Ovals | Embossing Powder–Clear
Sparkly Hugs, Carol