This card is for this week’s Try a New Technique Challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com. The challenge was to create a “Bordered Sentiment” card. I have been seeing quite a few cards with flamingos lately & they have been “growing on me.” So, I decided to use Fun Stamper’s Journey Tickled Pink set for the card.
Here is the finished card
After stamping the sentiment onto a piece of Fun Stamper’s Journey Whip Cream cardstock, I drew the border lightly with a #2 pencil & masked it off using blue painter’s tape. I stamped the flamingo first & colored it. I masked the image before stamping the tree trunk & palm fronds. I drew the coconuts using different colored markers to add shading. Once that was done, I colored in the palm fronds and tree trunk.
Once that was done, I carefully peeled off the painter’s tape & stamped the three flowers & leaves on the right side above the sentiment. Then I went over the pencil marks with a marker to create the border & erased the remaining marks that were inside the flower petals. I water colored the sand and sky with marker ink & my watercolor pen.
Ugh, I did not like this card after all that work! The left side of the bordered area was empty and I didn’t like how the flowers looked. So, I stamped five more flowers & eight leaves on a piece of scrap cardstock, water colored them, then fussy cut them out. After that was done, I glued them onto the card & added a bit of glimmer to the yellow centers & sentiment using Sakura gold & clear glitter pens.
When I was happy with the card front, I trimmed it down to 4” x 5-1/4”. I layered it on top of a piece of Sweet Berry cardstock that was cut to 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” and glued that entire piece onto a card base of Black Licorice cardstock. (8-1/2” x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” to create the base).
You can purchase the cardstocks and Tickled Pink (SS-0265) stamp set on my Fun Stamper’s Journey page,