Thursday 5 October 2017

More flamingos . . . with a pair of precious eggs

Here is the 2nd card I made for our latest challenge at the Southern Girls.

This fortnight Team Lou have created projects to inspire you for the new challenge


Today I have used the Winter Flamingos digital stamp by Sasayaki Glitterone of our generous sponsors this fortnight, to make a pair of A5 top folding Christmas cards.

Two of our nieces each have a precious daughter and I thought that this trio of flamingos would make a super cute Christmas card for their families of three.  We recently found out that one of the nieces is expecting twins in the New Year, so I added two little eggs, with the little girl looking down at the babies coming soon.

This post is to focus on the card with the
bright diagonal stripes and pair of sparkling eggs.

I started by planning my card on my Silhouette Cameo design mat, sizing the oval and image to fit on an A5 top folding card base.  Then I sized some leaves to embellish it.

The patterned paper on the card base had vertical stripes, so I rotated it before adhering it to the card base.  I trimmed the other three edges off with my craft knife.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the image panel on my craft mat, adhered to some black cardstock then cut the right, top and left sides to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers ruler.  I cut a sentiment panel to the same width as the image panel, adhered it in place then used the Perfect Layers ruler to cut the bottom edge with a 1/8" border.

I die cut the letters to make the sentiment, using release paper to help make them fall easily from the dies ... it really does make a difference.  I adhered the sentiment using liquid adhesive.

I cut a panel of red cardstock to match the darkest stripes, adhering it and the image panel in place with liquid adhesive.

I cut some tropical leaves in two sizes from four different green cardstock sheets with my Cameo, curled for dimension, layering them together to help frame the image.

Lucky last came a pair of eggs.  I had a little egg punch in my stash, so punched a couple, coloured with Copic markers and added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink Of Stella glitter brush.  Popping the eggs in place with two different height foam dots made the finishing touch to this Christmas card.

Here are a couple more pics,
just click on them if you would like to see them in more detail.


If you would like to learn more about my flamingo card with the big bold stripes,
click HERE or on the image below.

Copic markers - flamingos - R000-20-21-22
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - blue - B01-04-05-06
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - green - YG03-25-67
Copic markers - hat/scarves/shoes - pink - RV00-21-23-25-25
Copic markers - eggs - Y11-13-15
Copic markers - ground - E41-42-43-44-47-49
Wink Of Stella clear glitter brush - to add sparkle to the eggs
Spinach and Evergreen
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Mint Twist Collection - Candy Stripe
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #10191
Tropical Leaves by Sarah Bailey
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #131819
Tropical Leaves by Sophie Gallo
Sizzix Big Shot
Kaisercraft - release paper
Kaisercraft - Decorative Dies - Handwritten Alphabet
"egg" punch
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment & foliage


Sending a big Thank You to Sasayaki Glitter and Krafters Cart for sponsoring

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work shared in the challenge gallery.  
Remember we are not just a card blog, we love to see scrapbook layouts, artjournal pages and all types of papercraft.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):


  1. Thankyou for sharing more of your flamingo designs with us at QKR Stampede.

  2. lovely flamingos!! they're so cute
    Thanks for playing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge.
    Hope to see you again.
    Jill Tiffany DT

  3. Soo cute and beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  4. i love this image,great card :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike 🙂

  5. Oh, how cute these guys are! Both versions!! Love the sentiment too! Thanks for joining our weekly QKR Stampede challenge!

  6. Cute card, thanks for sharing at Fabrika Fantasy Digis!

  7. Best chuckle I've had today-I love your card

  8. I love your tropical Christmas cards, Tracy, so colorful and fun! They're sure to be a hit - thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. Fabulous cards! Love the image
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  10. far out brussel sprout! I never would have thought to use the silhouette software to plan out my card! awesome :D

  11. Si Thanks for sharing your creativity this week at the PIP Challenge.
    kReN @ http://afourthlife.blogspot.comnce I am from Florida, I love all things flamingo. Love these cards!

  12. Such a fun and vibrant card, love these funky Christmas colours. Thanks for playing at HLS Christmas challenge.

  13. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 349 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  14. these are fun and cute Tracy
    Thanks for join us at
    {ScrapbookStampSociety DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  15. Fabulous card, lovely coloring and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Star Stampz! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Star Stampz
    Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads – My personal Blog

  16. the cards are so pretty...
    Thank you for sharing with us at Fabrika Fantasy

  17. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes challenge. Your Flamingo Christmas card is wonderful… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

  18. What adorable cards and I bet the recipients will love them!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  19. love those adorable winter flamingos - thanks for sharing your project at the Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge

  20. Fab card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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