Nothing is better in the summer than a tropical sunset. I live in the tropics or at the beach but a mountain sunset is an amazing sight as well. That was my inspiration for today’s card. Every time I see a beautiful sunset I immediately start thinking about which inks I could blend together to capture that beauty.
I wanted to pair the flamingos from Flamingo Together with my sunset because I thought the pinks of the flamingos would go perfectly with the colors I had planned. I started by die cutting a piece of distress watercolor cardstock with the largest of the Small Cross Stitched Rectangle dies so that I could have a nice border around my panel. I blended distress inks on the cardstock starting with scattered straw along the bottom, followed by dried marigold, worn lipstick and wilted violet at the top. I tried to mimic the curve of the Simple Hillside I cut from Black Licorice cardstock. I also curved the sentiment to match the hillside and white embossed it with versamark ink and white embossing powder.
The flamingos are colored with copic markers. (Editors note: 25% off Copic Markers sale with code markersale going on NOW!) I wanted to color them slightly different so they weren’t exactly the same but I was sure to pick colors to match my background. Finally I stamped the palm trees with Versafine black ink for a nice crisp silhouette and layered the whole scene on a Mermaid cardstock card base. I added a little aqua eye shadow with a gel pen to my girl flamingo to tie in with the aqua card base as well as bit of Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle pen glitter to her wing.
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