So, the theme for this month’s club stamp set at The Stamps of Life is flamingos! ‘Flamingos2stamp’ also have coordinating dies and two more sets of coordinating stamps! All of the sets aren’t necessary, but they give you a lot of cute options to work with.
This card was pretty simple to create. The most time consuming part was coloring all of the flamingos. But honestly, if you like to color, it’s really not that tedious at all! I’m one of those people that could sit there and color all day if I could. Obviously, I don’t have the time to do that (who does?!), but I definitely take advantage of those moments where we have “craft time” at home and my kids all sit down at their little Ikea table and draw pictures or make their own cards for their friends and family members. I’m still trying to teach my one-year-old that we draw with the crayons and don’t eat them….
Anyway, I had fun putting this card together. I went with the Sizzix Basic Step-ups Die Set for the base of my card. I definitely get a lot of use out of this die set. As I’ve said before, it’s perfect for adding a lot of dimension to your cards without having to use foam tape (you still can if you want!). I used some patterned paper from this month’s “Thank You” Card Kit Club from The Stamps of Life. I went with this pattern because it reminded me of a sunset and I thought that it matched well with my beach theme. I decided to have most of my flamingos standing in the ocean. You can’t really see them in the photo, but I cut and added some sand dunes in the background where the other two flamingos are peeking out. I die cut the palm trees and set them in the back of my card. Lastly, I added a cute little sun and the “Let’s Party” sentiment. I’m planning on giving this to my Aunt for her birthday since she adores the beach.
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