Oh The Places You’ll FLAMINGO

Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! Please join me in welcoming the super talented Chari Moss of Lawn Fawn back to our blog as a guest! Read on and enjoy this beautiful inspiration!

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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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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Chari for being our special guest!

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  1. What a beautiful blended background! I tried ink blending for the first this week and it was quite unsucessful – this is something to aspire to! Great card!

  2. Gorgeous card!!I absolutely love the pretty flamingos! Woohoo! I was one of the winners!!
    Congrats to all the winners!

  3. Chari these sunset colors are so striking!!! Please tell us how you decided on which colors to use. I also really like the palm tree silhouette stamping. TFS!!!

  4. LOVELOVELOVE this gorgeous background!! So excited to see my name and a few of my friend’s names as lucky winners! Congratulations to all of you and enjoy your prizes!! Happy mail headed our way! YAY!

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