Fabulous Flamingo Penciled Flamingo
B right, summery card using Stampin' Up! products including Watercolor Pencils.
Cut cardstock pieces to the following sizes using a Stampin' Trimmer:
- card from Melon Mambo Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" from Bermuda Bay Cardstock
- 2" x 5" from Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
- 2-5/8" x 4-3/8" from Calypso Coral Cardstock
- 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" from Whisper White Cardstock
- 2-1/4" x 3-1/2" from Melon Mambo Cardstock
- 2 pieces each 1" x 2-1/2" from Calypso Coral Cardstock
- 1" x 2-1/2" from Melon Mambo Cardstock
As you are ready to stamp using the Fabulous Flamingo Set, place the cardstock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat. Using the mat will help you get a cleaner image each time you stamp. Put a piece of Grid Paper or scratch paper on top of the mat to protect it from ink.
Mount the palm frond image from the Fabulous Flamingo Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad. Stamp it randomly all over the Lemon Lime Twist rectangle. Stamp some images without re-inking the stamp. Let the images overlap and go off the edges of the cardstock. Rotate the orientation of the stamp.
Adhere the stamped Lemon Lime Twist rectangle to the left edge of the Bermuda Bay rectangle. Then, adhere that to the front of the Melon Mambo card.
Mount the outline flamingo body image from the Fabulous Flamingo Set on Block D. Ink it up with the StazOn Ink Pad. Stamp once onto Grid Paper. Then, WITHOUT re-inking, stamp it at the top of the white rectangle so the top of the bird's head is about 1/4" from the top of the rectangle and the bird is centered side to side. Leave the stamp on the block.
Re-ink the outline bird body image with the StazOn Ink Pad. Stamp onto a Post-It Note near the top of the note so you'll have sticky on the back of the image when you cut it out in a later step. Set the stamped sticky note aside for now.
Mount the flamingo legs image from the Fabulous Flamingo Set on Block H. Ink it up with the StazOn Ink Pad. Stamp once onto Grid Paper. Then, WITHOUT re-inking, stamp it on the white rectangle so the legs are centered under the bird's body and overlap the bottom of the body just a teeny bit. The feet should be about 1/2" from the bottom of the white rectangle.
Mount the water ripples image from the Fabulous Flamingo Set on Block H. Ink it up with the StazOn Ink Pad. Stamp once onto Grid Paper. Then, WITHOUT re-inking, stamp it on the white rectangle so it covers the bottom of the white rectangle and overlaps the bird's feet just a bit.
Use the Watercolor Pencils to scribble color onto the stamped white cardstock as follows:
- Use the Bermuda Bay Pencil on the water ripples.
- Use the Calypso Coral Pencil on the bird's head, neck, lower body, and legs.
- Use the Melon Mambo Pencil on the bird's beak, eye, and back feathers.
Use a Blender Pen to blend the lines of the pencils and to blend the Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo colors together where they meet on the bird image. Add more color with the Watercolor Pencils if needed. Remember to stroke the Blender Pen in one direction only. If you go back and forth, then the card stock could start to pill and tear. Scribble on Grid Paper to clean the tip of the Blender Pen until no more color is coming off.
Mount the grass/reeds image from the Fabulous Flamingo Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad. Stamp it to the right of the bird image so the reeds appear to be growing out of the water. WITHOUT re-inking, shift the image over a bit and stamp again.
Use Paper Snips to cut out the bird body image stamped on the Post-It Note. Cut just inside the lines of the image.
Adhere the Post-It Note bird image over the top of the bird's body on the white rectangle.
Cut a Stamping Sponge into quarters. This gives you more sponges to work with and gives you a little more control as you use the sponge.
Rub the rounded edge of a Stamping Sponge quarter across the open Coastal Cabana Ink Pad to get it inky. Then, lightly rub/dab it over the white rectangle over the top of the water to create the sky. Try not to make the Post-It Note mask bend or fold. Get more ink on the sponge quarter as needed. Keep adding ink until you have the color saturation you want.
Tip: I just clean my Stamping Sponge pieces when I'm done using them by running them under water until no more color is coming off. Then, I let them air dry. They may be stained, but they are clean enough to use with any color of ink in the future.
Remove the Post-It Note mask from the bird's body.
Adhere the stamped, colored, and sponged white rectangle to the large Calypso Coral rectangle. Then, adhere that to the right side of the card front so about 1/8" inch of Bermuda Bay shows on the right side of the matted flamingo image.
Mount any of the sentiments from the Fabulous Flamingo Set except for the "congratulations" on Block B. Ink it up with the Melon Mambo Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the larger Melon Mambo rectangle.
Unlock the Tailored Tag Punch. Holding the punch upside down so you can see the punching area, slide the stamped sentiment into the punch and get it centered in the corresponding punching area. Punch.
Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the back of the punched out sentiment in the top, left, and right corners only. Peel off the protective backings and adhere the sentiment punch out to the card front so the left edge is even with the left edge of the Lemon Lime Twist layer and the top point is even with the top of the Lemon Lime Twist layer.
Pick out the large, single feather framelit from the Chase Your Dreams Framelits. Place the small Melon Mambo rectangle on the Cutting Pad on top of the Platform on the Big Shot. Place the feather framelit on top. Place another Cutting Pad on top and run through the Big Shot. Repeat with the two pieces of Calypso Coral cardstock, one at a time.
Use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to paint some glimmer onto the feather cut outs.
Adhere the feathers to the card front on the left side of the main image so they overlap each other a bit and the ends are tucked under the sentiment punch out.
Use the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to add a little glimmer to the feathers on the bird's back.