Saturday, August 1, 2020

Flamingo Birthday

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this first Saturday in August. Yikes! Is it really August already? The brakes need applied to this summer because it's going by way too fast (LOL)!!!

I made a tropical card today not that it will slow summer down, but it just reminds me that it is still summer and we have 2 more months of it! I need to keep the focus for sure. 

This card I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I used 2 new dies from the Beach & Tropical release- Flamingo w/ Hibiscus and Tropical Flower Bouquet. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps:
I decided to start with my die cuts this week because I wasn't sure of where I was going with my background. This was a work in progress. I cut my Flamingo in pretty in pink cardstock for her body and magenta madness cardstock for her legs.
Then I cut some flowers in magenta and grape and the leaves in mossy meadow and pear pizzazz cardstocks. I used the packaging photo as a guide. 
I  used some soft seafoam designer paper as the background. I cut a frame in the same shade of cardstock and the card base in magenta madness to coordinate with the hibiscus flowers.
Magenta card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Soft Seafoam Frame Exterior: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Frame Interior: 4" 3/8" x 4 5/8"
Designer Paper: 4" x 5 1/4"

Attached the designer paper to my frame with double sided tape. Before I stamped the sentiment I attached the leaves and flowers to the corners. I needed those in place so I could get a good placement for my sentiment. I used double sided tape and Ranger multi matte medium.  
The sentiment is stamped in a moss green ink. This shade matched the darker colors of my leaves. I also used my MISTI tool for placement and in case I needed to do a double inking. And in this case it did require 2 inkings.  I attached the flamingo image with dimensional adhesive. I wanted her lifted slightly off the background. 
To finish off my card, I scattered a few magenta enamel dots and attached the image frame to the card base. And, that's it for me for this post.  So until next time.......God bless. 

dies I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Friends wants us to make a card using summer colors.
2.  Alphabet Challenge is "I" for island - anything tropical
3.  C.R.A.F.T. has a summer challenge. 
4Seize the Birthday has an anything goes birthday challenge. 
5.  Simon Says Stamp has an anything goes challenge. 


  1. Hello... Thanks for entering your lovely flamingo card into our ‘Summer Colours’ Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  2. Wow, such a wonderful tropical card! Love your beautiful flamingo and gorgeous flowers!! The Magenta Madness really pops against the Soft Sea Foam. Thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge and hope you can join us again soon.

  3. So cute, thank you for joining us at Crafty Friends

  4. Hi Mary. Great use of diecuts for this fun birthday card. Thanks for joining in at STB

  5. Hi Mary! What a great flamingo card! I love the soft green background matched with the bright jewel tones and your layout is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge "I" is for Island Fun!
    Rachelle - DT : )



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