Flamingo Love – Tutorial #385

How about another sneak peek today.  The images I used today are from a new Stampin’ Up set “Valentine Defined” that will be in the Stampin’ Up Occasions Mini Catalog that will be in effect from January 4, 2011 to April 30, 2011.    This mini catalog, my friends, is jammed packed with yummy stamps.    My current Stampin’ Up customers will automatically receive the new mini catalog.   Please e-mail me your address it you would like for me to mail you one.   Sorry USA addresses only.

Do you believe we are quickly approaching 2011.   Where on earth does the time go.  Wasn’t we just dealing with Y2K?  LOL      Anyway, my wish is for you to have the most fun, love filled, prosperous 2011 ever!

This is a photo of my Husband, Russ (on far right) with his 5 brothers, taken last night at a family holiday dinner.    Love these guys.  🙂  But, I bet the girls in their neighborhood ran past there house when they were young, LOL.

Ready?  Let’s get started on today’s tutorial. . . . . .  .


Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Valentine Defined
Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzelberry
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Basic Black, So Saffron and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Sponges, Brayer, 1 3/8″ circle punch and Post it notes

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Put a 1 3/8″ circle punched from the sticky part of a post it note on a 3.5″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock to mask for the moon.

Brayered Melon Mambo ink on the top and bottom of the card stock.

Brayered Rich Razzelberry ink at the top and bottom of the card stock, not covering the Melon Mambo ink entirely.

Masked the sky area with a Post it note and sponged Rich Razzelberry ink at the post it note edge to create a horizon line.

Took all the masks off and sponged So Saffron ink in the moon.

Stamped the Flamingos using Basic Black ink.

Stamped the heart plants using Old Olive ink.

Stamp more heart plants using Basic Black ink.

Sponged Rich Razzelberry ink at the bottom corners of the card stock.

Cut 1″ off of each side of the main image panel.

Layered 2 Melon Mambo panels and 1 Rich Razzelberry panel.

Added the sections of the main image panel.  Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.

May you find joy in creating something new today.

Until my next post. . . .  . . . .


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18 responses to “Flamingo Love – Tutorial #385

  1. Fun Flamengo card. Great photo of the guys! SIX boys, I though two was plenty (heehee) The fellow in red could add a Santa hat and play the part very well. 🙂 Happy Holidays.

  2. Love this card. I just preordered this set last night!!! TFS Mickey. Is your hubby the baby of the family??

  3. Nancy, yes my husband is the baby of the family. The guys are standing oldest to youngest. 🙂

  4. What a wonderful picture of all the brothers and fabulous card.

  5. Tennessee Sandy

    What a wonderful card and picture. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all of your family…will see you in January, 2011 (that was hard to type) LOL

  6. Hi Mickey, love the pic of your husband with his brothers. Hope he is doing fine by now? Wish you and Russ and all of your family all the best for the coming year, as well as merry Christmasdays ofcourse. Hugs from Holland!

  7. Michelle you are a very talented artist with the brayer. I just love this card.

    Wow, such a handsome group of gentlemen. I bet they were allot of fun when they were young.

  8. Pretty! Love the colors. Looks like a fun group of guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  9. Great colours & what a fab pic of the ‘boys’!

  10. Shelly Schmidt

    Love this great card- I do love pink! I will look forward to seeing that mini….. OMG- you hubby is from a big family….their Mom must be a Saint …no girls? Bless her! LOL I see you got the best looking one of the crew too…….)-D

  11. Linda Zaworski

    Gosh this is gorgeous!! I absolutely love, love, love it!!!

  12. Wow – good looking men – bet they were all chased when they were young – they could still be chased because they are darn good looking all of them. Oh yes, and I like the tute also – cute card.

  13. What a great family photo – looks lik they’re having fun!
    Great tutorial, too – I can hardly wait to get Razzleberry Marcia to try this one! (Talk about LOL!)

  14. What a unique and beautiful Valentine card this would be!!! Very cool!!!

  15. LOVE THIS!!! Happy holidays, Michelle!!

  16. Gorgeous card! Love it!

  17. You make me crazy when you do this. I wasn’t going to buy this set because I already have enough heart stamps. Looks like I’m going to have one more. I love the card you made. I can’t wait to make it. Have fun this Christmas.

  18. shirley rossetti

    I always love your tutorials and now my KIDS have started asking to see your blog on a daily basis!!! Thank you for all your effort into your blog and tutorials!! You’ve inspired me to kick it up a notch!!

    My husband is the baby of SIX boys too but they also have 4 girls mixed in there too!! Yep, 10 kids!! There was over 60 people at the family get together yesterday and there were about 20 who couldn’t make it!!!

    Merry Christmas!!