Stand Tall & Stand Out

Stand tall & stand out! I love this sentiment! Such a fun color combination for these beautiful birds! The flamingo dies make is so easy to build a flamingo – or 3- in any color(s) you like. For this one I knew I wanted one to stand out in Flirty Flamingo, so I made the other two out of Petal Pink. This is another #simplestamping project using just stamps, ink and paper.

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Shimmery White Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w.
Sentiment Layer: 
Basic Black Cardstock 1/2″ h x 2 1/2″ w
Inside Background: Petal Pink Cardstock 3 3/4″ h x 5″ w
Inside Layer: 3 1/2″ h x 4 3/4″ w

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. To make the water:
    1. Place a piece of scrap cardstock along the horizon line.
    2. Press an acrylic block onto the Balmy Blue Ink Pad to lift some color off.
    3. Fill a Water Painter with water and then squeeze the barrel over the block to add a few drops of water to the ink.
    4. Dip the brush tip of the Water Painter Painter into the water and swirl to combine with the ink.
    5. Apply watercolor to the Background below the horizon line.
    6. Allow to dry
  4. Die Cut and assemble one Flirty Flamingo and two Petal Pink Flamingoes.
  5. Stamp the Foliage in Granny Apple Green on scrap Basic White Cardstock and color with the Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend markers and die cut.
  6. Stamp two flowers in Melon Mambo ink and color with the Melon Mambo Stampin’ Blend markers and die cut.
  7. Attach the Flirty Flamingo with Stampin’ Dimensionals – I trimmed her feet b/c she’s standing in the water.
  8. Attach one Petal Pink Flamingo with Stampin’ Seal and the other with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I trimmed their feet too so they would be shorter.
  9. Attach the Foliage and Flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  10. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer with Versamark ink, sprinkle with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Heat Emboss to set. Then attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  11. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  12. Decorate the envelope.
  13. So cute! Now send it to someone special.

Shopping List

Stamper’s Toolkit

You will also need adhesive, acrylic blocks, scissors and other basic PaperCrafting items from the Stamper’s Toolkit