I adore this gorgeous set and I couldn’t wait to get designing projects for my upcoming craft class.
The first project was a beautiful water colour background for a very bright pink flamingo to sit upon.
To create this back ground you need an aqua pen and ink. I wanted a really bright teal/green to go with the vibrant pink so I chose call me clover. Pop some ink onto your aqua painter and have a little practice on some scrap paper. Once you feel confident get some white card cut to size and have a go at making brush marks going back and forth. Build up colour in some areas and leave it subtle in other areas.
To give extra dimension I used the bubble stamp from magical mermaids in lemon lime twist and scatter it around the water colour.
The flamingo stamp set is a photopolymer set of stamps to give a build up of texture and colour tones. It makes it look so effective.
I stamped the flamingo out in powder pink and flirty flamingo and then cut it out and place it on the watercolour. I chose to emboss the ‘thanks’ sentiment in white powder onto vellum. Place a few silver trinket leaves at either side. Doesn’t she look fabulous?
One thing I have started to enjoy is to make envelopes. For special cards, a homemade envelope just finishes it off.
These are so simple to make. I used my envelope punch board and trimmed a piece of whisper white card 12 by 12 down to 9.5 by 9.5. The punch board tells you all the measurements you need to know and when to score making it so easy. Once I trimmed my card down I used the botanical leaf stamp from the fabulous flamingo set to print different colour leaves all over the card. Once again I used inks call me clover and lemon lime twist.
The second project was a 3D creation.
First I used the coral paper from natures poem dsp to cut a belly band to go around the candle.
Stamp out the flamingo and leaves onto card and cut. I then used some gold sequin trim and the new gorgeous leaf trinkets. I chose rose gold and then decorated the belly band with all the above and ta da…..
Tickled pink for you
This card is super gorgeous! The pink and gold together just gets me swooning every time!
I used the new ruffled embossing folder for my background to give my petal pink card some pretty thrills.
This time the flamingo outline and the leaves were embossed with gold.
Layer up just like the candle with the gold trim behind.
Use the stitched framelits on white card with powder pink leaves on and then put the sentiment in flirty flamingo with a few cute pearls scattered around.
And there you are one fabulous flamingo looking Pretty perfect.
It was such a pleasure to show the girls these little projects. We had a great few hours crafting whilst talking love island and wedding outfits. Sometimes you just need a few hours out with lovely people.
Next craft class
As we are in the thick of wedding season, my next class in July will be focused on some romantic makes. Keep a look out on my Instagram page for the details.
Hope you enjoy some crafty time soon and remember to ‘be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons’