Thursday, July 20, 2017

Flamingo Christmas!

Hi there, today I'd like to share a fun little Christmas card using two of the July Reveal sets, Winter Flamingos Sets 1 and 2!

I decided to play with these two fun little sets of flamingos and the sentiment. They are still celebrating Halloween, in purples and oranges and are caught off guard with Christmas coming so soon! Sounds like me most years! The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored with different hues of purples and orange Copics.
They were then fussy cut, made easier with the Tonic 5" Mini Snips. Love these little scissors for getting into the detailed areas.
The orange flamingos' shoes and hats were decked out in Nuvo Purple Glitter Markerwhile the purple flamingos are sporting the Nuvo Orange Glitter Marker!
The orange flamingoes got Nuvo Aqua Flow Markers orange scarves and the orange flamingos received purple ones!
Once they were all decked out in their finery, I gave googly eyes to the ones looking straight on and Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew were applied to the other eyes.
For my background I ran a piece of glossy white cardstock through my machine with the Darice Snowflake background and then applied Nuvo embellishment Mousses Coral Calypso and Royal Aubergine (both from the new set of Mousses) with a large dauber, blending the colors in the middle.
Then I tore a scrap of Super Adhesive tape, so that it had a ragged edge and placed it along the base of the cardstock. Stampendous Royal Purple Crushed Glass Glitter was sprinkled over the sticky surface.
Then the new Creamsicle glitter was added to the remaining sticky surface. I burnished both glitters into the tape using the protective backing below my finger tool. 
My background was then layered onto glossy card edged with the Nuvo Coral Calypso Mousse and then the Royal Aubergine Mousse was used on the base card.
The sentiment was stamped on glossy cardstock with Versamark and was heat embossed with Concord embossing powder. It was cut out with the Lawn Fawn Stitched die and was attached to the front panel with purple and white baker's twine. My little flamingos were then arranged on top with Mounting Tape to finish off my card for today.
Here is a list of the supplies used in my card that are available in the SNS store:
5” Tonic Mini Scissors

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner: Challenge 132 - Christmas in July
Sweet Stampin' Christmas July: Anything Goes Christmas
Unicorn Challenge Blog #23: Christmas in July
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #16: Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Cardz for Guyz Challenge #174: Christmas in July
Win and Tonic Challenge Blog: July - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you've enjoyed your visit today?


  1. LOL! Love love LOVE your fantastically silly, sparkly fun, oh-so-imaginative flamingo Christmas card! LOL I started laughing out loud from the moment your photos popped up. TOO FUNNY, and I can just imagine your smiling face and giggling heart all the while you created this. FABULOUS!

  2. Wow! What an imagination you have! Such a fun and fantastic card...just love the idea of flamingoes in sparkly boots! Thanks for playing along with our July Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’.

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. So cute and love those googly eyes! I think this is a great card for those who live in flamingo country. Not many around here though.

  5. Oh Shona, sensational! This is so Miami, Florida! They are everywhere and just as gorgeous as your card :) Lovely coloring and use of the colors - very fun and festive ♥

  6. An Absolute Delight and such fun, those googly eyes just add more fun to the characters.

  7. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Angie DT

  8. This is just too much fun! Love the bold colors and the googly eyes are a perfect addition.

  9. Love everything you have done on this card gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  10. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  11. This is so cute! Love the birds and all you added to your card!

  12. OMG this card is so adorable! And I really appreciate your fabulous explanation of these products! Nicely done! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. Love it! Fab little characters and I love their eyes!

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

  14. Such a beautiful creation you have made here. I love it and very nice work too.
    Apologies for missing in action since June but had bad accident and have not been able to comment on entries, just starting to do a little bit now.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  15. What a gorgeous make...Thank you for sharing with us at World Wide Open...And good luck..Hope to see you again next month..

    Caz x
    [Caz DT for World Wide Open DT Challenge]
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