Saturday, April 4, 2015

Funky Flamingos

Think Pink!
I am entering CAS(E) This Sketch! Challenge #117. My card calls for a bit of humor to appreciate it. I thought about all the obvious images - shapes, leaves, flowers, eggs, numerals, butterflies, but could not find inspiration to create a card. I was tidying my craft room and came across the "Flamingo Lingo" stamp set and the idea took shape.

I stamped the images, masking parts of the stamp for the two colors. The wings were emphasized with white gel pen. The images were cut apart into two-inch squares. At this point, I decided to add the water and the sky. The sky was sponged using the edge of a cloud die and the water was sponged by using the edge from a punch cut. The lower squares were spatter painted to look like splashing water.

The card was finished by adding a candy dot and Wink of Stella to each flamingo. The squares were then matted and popped up with Fun Foam squares. This will be the first time I have submitted a card to CAS(E) This Sketch! so stop over at their blog for creative inspiration and to view other cards.

By the way, CAS sands for Clean and Simple. CASE is the acronym for Copy and Share Everything or, as I recently heard, Copy and Steal Everything.

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, masking, spatter painting

Card Recipe: Products are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Flamingo Lingo stamp set
Cardstock: Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky
Markers (non-alcohol): Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Die: Mama Elephant Creative Cuts
Punch: Fiskars Ocean Waves
Other: Candy Dots, Fun Foam, Uniball Signo gel pen (white), ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)
Size: A7 (5" x 7")


  1. I love this!! Those little flamingos are too cute, great idea to cut up the panel. Your sponging looks fantastic too! :)

  2. Can you say, brilliant? I can, and did. Love this card. Beautifully assembled. Excellent design. This is a winner.

  3. What a fun take on the sketch! Love it!

  4. What a fun take on the sketch! Love it!

  5. Oh, this is so fabulous! I love it! Great take on the sketch!