Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fabulous Flamingo Thank You

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold
Had another play with Fabulous Flamingo today. This time I wanted to create a more stylized flamingo rather than a realistic one.

After deciding that I wanted to create a matte covered with the palm leaves, I made the decision to use a 5 x7" card because otherwise, not a lot of the matte would be seen. I cut a card base and a 5 x 7" matte from Soft Suede.

Using Versamark, I stamped the palm leaf in a random pattern over the entire matte. I then heat embossed using Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder.

The flamingo was stamped on Very Vanilla using my MISTI since it is so suited to multi-step stamping. I stamped first with Early Espresso, then Sahara Sand 2X, and finally, Versamark for both the legs and the last body layer. I then heat embossed with gold.

The largest of the Lots of Labels Framelits was used to die cut the flamingo. Using Early Espresso, the sentiment was stamped on the bottom of the die cut. Three loose gold sequins were adhered next to the flamingo using liquid adhesive.

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold


I cut a 1" strip of Early Espresso and adhered it across the embossed matte using Fast Fuse. I topped the strip with a length of the now retired Gold Sequin Trim. The matte was then adhered to the card front using Fast Fuse. The die cut was adhered in the centre of the card front using Dimensionals.

For an inside matte for the card, I stamped the second part of the sentiment on Very Vanilla using Early Espresso and then used Versamark to stamp the palm leaf all around the edges of the matte. After embossing with gold, the matte was adhered inside the card.

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold
Close up of flamingo showing gold embossing  

Linda Vich Creates: Fabulous Flamingo Thank You. Stylized Fabulous Flamingo card in rich browns with gold

I'm not a "browns" person but I quite like how this turned out!




10 comments:

Bobbi Miller said...

WOW WOW WOW

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Bobbi!

Sibylle Herbe said...

Wow. This card is amazing. Totally gorgeous. I love the color combo.

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Sibylle!

Karen Tenney said...

Beautiful!!!!

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Karen!

Anonymous said...

I love this Linda - colours are just great for a change of pace! C

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Charlene!

Donna Ellis said...

What a great stamp set, Linda. I love that you used sepia tones to make this especially earthy. It's fantastic! xx

Linda Vich said...

Thanks Donna! It was fun to create this!