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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Flamingo Friends

Hello there, friends!
 My bestie's birthday is around the corner, so I have her card to share with ya.
Here it is:
I have been waiting to get this flamingo set from My Favorite Things. It was sold out for the longest time! Finally, I was able to get my hands on it (and the matching stamp set) & decided to make my bestie's birthday card with it. I die cut the flamingos from pink cardstock and added some color with my Copics. I added some clear Wink of Stella to make them sparkle *Ü* The background was sponged with Distress Inks.

Here's another peek:
 When I had completed the card, I decided to add Enamel Accents to the eyes. I added the first dot, then when I went to add the second dot, the bottle squirted a big blob :(  I wanted to cry because my card was ALL DONE!!! but then I remembered a trick Jennifer McGuire shared about using your craft knife to scratch away ink & buff it with an eraser and it WORKED! You can see it a little bit but nowhere near as catastrophic as it was...What would I do without Jennifer McGuire...*Ü*

Here's a peek of the simple innies:

I used this week's MFT sketch:
 I will be playing along in the following challenges:
Ohh La La Creations: #183 Happy Birthday
Stamps + Fun = Creativity: #256 Wood (woodgrain panel behind the flamingos)
The Paper Girls: #82 Happy Birthday
The Pink Elephant: #305 Anything Goes

Thanks for hanging out in my little corner of the blog-o.
Ciao for now,


The 411
Stamps: Tickled Pink-MFT
Ink: Versamark w/ gold embossing powder. Rich Cocoa-Memento
Paper: Dots and Stripes-Echo Park. Damask Designs- PTI. Very Vanilla cs, Blushing Bride cs, Kraft cs-SU. Blush Pink cs-PTI. Gold cs. Black cs. White cs.
Tools: Stitched Circles dies, Flamingos dies-MFT. Stitched Rectangles dies-Lawn Fawn. Basic Set (banner)-Mama Elephant. Shaker Shapes: Balloon die, Woodgrain Impression Plate-PTI. Gift punch-Martha Stewart
Other: Enamel Accents-Ranger. sequins. Black gel pen-Sakura

7 comments:

  1. Lovely image. That die cut looks fab. I also like the words you've used for your insert....very clever and apt greeting. Thank you for sharing it with us at OLL Challenges

    Wynn DT

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  2. Your card is beautiful. Love the fresh colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
    Hugs, Andrea

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  3. Karli I love the sketch
    that woodgrain that cute flamingo and all the pink on your card
    love that DIE sentiment too
    adorable made my friend
    hugs, Monika

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  4. What a great card and I love the sentiment inside - fab!
    Thanks for sharing with us at OLLC.
    Lynn x
    DT

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  5. Super cute ... I'm sure your friend will be tickled pink with her card!

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  6. Super card!!! Great design and sponging.

    I have been eyeing three Flamingo sets (MFT being one of them) and haven't been able to decide yet which to order.

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  7. Such a great card! Love the inking in the background and those sweet flamingos with the little gift! So glad you played along at MFT!

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