Thursday, 5 October 2017

Winter flamingos for warm Christmas wishes

It's time for another challenge with us at the Southern Girls.

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

Our generous sponsor for this challenge are:

Sasayaki Glitter


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 big, bold stripes.

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.

I adhered the A5 card base to the sheet of patterned paper,
trimming off the edges for a perfect fit.

I printed the image on X-Press It blending card, heat set and coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the oval frame and a backing piece the same size for the image panel with my Cameo.  I have to confess that I fussy cut the image panel as I am having all sorts of trouble getting my Cameo to do print & cut with the X-Press It blending card ... it must be a bit shiny.  I adhered the image panel to the black oval, ensuring that there was nothing sticking out the edges from my fussy cutting, went around the edges with a black marker, then added the top oval frame.

I cut the sentiment banner on my craft mat and added the die cut sentiment.  Turns out my sizing wasn't quite right for the die cut alphas, so I had to put them a bit wonky to fit.  I hope that it makes it look a bit more merry ... still debating on putting a longer strip on top with the sentiment not so squishy.

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.

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 "eggy" flamingo card,
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
American Crafts - 12x12 textured cardstock - black
Spinach and Evergreen
Kaisercraft - 12x12 patterned paper - Boho Dreams collection- Young
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
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. Cute cards! Love the leaf dies!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

  2. Love these flamingoes. Thankyou for sharing your lovely cards with us at QKR Stampede.

  3. Such fun cards! I just can't get enough of those flamingos!!! Beautiful work, as always. Wish you were my next door neighbor so we could play.

    1. Thank You Pamela :)
      I wish we lived next door, it would be so much fun to get creative together!

  4. Oh my goodness your Christmas flamingos have stolen my heart! So cute and funny! I love the bold black stripes too. Thanks foe joining us at HLS October Christmas Challenge!

  5. Those flamingos are FABULOUS. Your coloring is beautiful and the fun embellishments of the leaves set it up perfectly! Well done! Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny's Challenges.

  6. Oh my these are so cute! I love the leaf die cuts! Great accent! Thanks for joining us at Penny's and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  7. Brilliant Christmas Cards, thank you for sharing them with us at Pennys.
    Anne DT

  8. super cute card and image! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  9. Love those flamingoes and you've coloured them so well.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x

  10. Wonderful cards - so fun!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  11. Cute cards .... those flamingos look fabulous! Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx


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