Tomorrow is the big day!!!
The day you get to order from the new Catalog! This one right here.....
If you do not have your own copy of this book or a demonstrator to get one from, please let me know, I will gladly send you one.
So, today I wanted to share a card with you that I made featuring one of my favorite new stamp sets from this new catalog called Pop of Paradise!
The top, white part of the card is Vellum. I was inspired to make this card by Jennifer McGuire and a very similar vellum card she made.
The vellum is card size; 5-1/2 x 8-1/2". The Pool Party started out the same size, then I scored it and folded it in half. Then I turned it diagonally on my paper cutter and cut the top off.
I stamped the vellum with White StazOn ink and the larges leaf image from the Pop of Paradise stamp set. Make sure to let this dry, even though you are using StazOn ink, the vellum is a non porous surface and will not absorb the ink.
The Pool party layer I stamped with the smaller leaf and pool party ink, quick and easy. Then I added the sentiment from the same set with Basic Black ink. Adhere the Vellum card to the diagonal card using Fast Fuze, it barely shows through the vellum. The Flamingo image is stamped in Flirty Flamingo ink, a fun new In-Color, and hand cut out.
The flowers are die cut using the Botanical Builder Framelits. The card stocks I used to die cut these flowers are: Basic Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Emerald Envy and Flirty Flamingo. Then I added some rhinestones to dress the card up a bit. And a Black and White piece of Baker's Twine tied on the spine of the card for added texture and interest.
Now to write on the inside of this card I added a piece of Pool Party card stock, which is from the top of the card that I cut off at an angle. It was already the right angle, so I just trimmed it down a bit so it would have a consistent border around the edge and stuck it on with my Fast Fuze.
I love this card so much. I actually made five of them and am selling them on my ETSY shop. The flamingo actually represents some one very dear to me, my friend and former member of my team, Amy. Amy's new symbol in life is the Flamingo. They stand on one leg and that inspires Amy, she started a new motto for her life; Flamingo Strong. The reason why this is her new motto is because she is facing a leg amputation. For about two years now Amy has been undergoing surgery after surgery to repair a break in her leg from a slip and fall on the ice leaving work. Something that could easily happen to anyone. But, after all these surgeries, untold amounts of pain, and scary drug interactions the doctors have determined that amputation is the only step left. So, Amy is moving ahead, Flamingo Strong. The hard part of all of this is the fact that her workman's comp is not paying for this last surgery. So, I am selling my flamingo cards to contribute to her Go Fund Me account. You can find these cards for sale in my ETSY shop.
Thank you for stopping by and for supporting #flamingostrong Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you with any of your crafting needs. When you are ready to shop from the new catalog, visit my online store here: