Hey stampers! Today's card is for our new color challenge over at Create With Connie and Mary. Isn't it divine? I love pink, green, and neutral together. As soon as I saw these colors I thought of the Fabulous Flamingo set and the cool greenery stamp that comes with it.
What I'm not really hip on are the sentiments that come with it, so when I had this idea in my head I needed some sort of sentiment that would go with a pair of Flamingos. I found one in the Beautiful Bouquet set. I don't necessarily think the front sentiment and the inside sentiment were designed to go together, but they seemed to when I stamped this card (LOL)! Now that I read it again they are a little disjointed....I may need to re-stamp the inside before I give it away. :) At any rate, it will make a fun wedding or an anniversary card.
What say's Pink better than a flamingo? That's why I'm sharing my card in the Festive Friday #7 challenge.
For the background on my card I started by taping down a 3"x 5 1/2" piece of watercolor paper, taking care to leave about a 1/4" border on all 4 sides. It's not perfect, but it's close! Next, I misted the paper with water and stamped the green leaves directly on the paper. After that dried, I added some Sahara Sand ink with my Aqua painter in between the leaves and then stamped more leaves on top. After it all dried again I used my clear wink of stella pen and painted some shimmer on the neutral background between the leaves. It's very subtle but a nice little touch.
I stamped two flamings in Flirty Flamingo and Crumb Cake, fussy cut them out and then popped them up over the sentiment strip and ribbon. I need to talk about this ribbon for a second. This Pear Pizzazz Pleated Satin ribbon goes back a long, long way....back to when Pear Pizzazz was an In-Color, I think! Am I correct about that? I'm pretty sure Pear Pizzazz was an In-Color at one time. Anyway, I had a bit of it left and wanted a pretty accessory to go on my card under the sentiment. I love the way it looks. I tied a string of linen thread around it to bring out the neutrals in the card as well. I topped everything off with a few Iridescent Sequins and there you have it!
I hope you'll be able to join us in this week's CCM Color Challenge!
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!