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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  1. Chari, this is just gorgeous! Love everything about it from color, ink blending, design, sentiment and of course, the flamingos and palm trees.

  2. Love this card! Those flamingos are just the cutest! The stitched dies are awesome – both the hillside and the rectangle. Great background with the distress ink blending…and a bit of sparkle on the wings too! Fabulous job!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Stunning card! I love the beautiful colours and the sentiment!!!! And a big congrats to all the lucky winners!!!

  4. Awesome card, Chari! I love the flamingos and the little aqua eye shadow is a nice touch. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

  5. Lawn Fawn always has the cutest stamps and dies and I love that sunset. Great silhouette background and fun sentiment too!

  6. The coloring of the background is so gorgeous. It really makes the flamingos stand out. The flamingos are so cute!

  7. FABULOUS flamingos and GORGEOUS background!!!
    CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the lucky winners!!!
    … SO HAPPY for YOU Jean and Barb and EVERYONE :) :)

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