It is almost Summer! It is time to start looking ahead for calming moments in warm weather, summer colors and holiday memories. In today’s cardmaking project, evoke the spirit of summer with this flamingo theme “chill” card. Keeping the whiteness of the paper as the basic background color, I emphasize the pastel colors and give a bright outcome on the card. The VersaMagic inkpads allow the metallic wire and beads to show even more by giving a chalk effect on all surfaces.
Time: 1 hour
Emboss a 4 x 6-inch piece of white cardstock with the stripes embossing folder and lightly color with the VersaMagic DewDrop in Thatched Straw and Key Lime.
Use a BrushStix to mix and color the flamingo plywood shape with the VersaMagic DewDrop in Red Magic and Thatched Straw.
Continue by coloring the paper flowers with VersaMagic in Red Magic and Thatched Straw.
Die cut leaves from white and kraft cardstocks and decorate them with the VersaMagic DewDrop Key Lime and the Fabrico Marker. Use a stylus to shape the leaves into a more realistic look.
Color the “chill” wooden element with VersaMagic Red Magic.
Make circles with the jewelry wire and glue them in the 4 x 6-inch card with a glue gun.
Continue with the rest of the embellishments and using either the glue gun or Tear It Tape. Lightly ink the edge of the card panel with VersaMagic in Red Magic to match the flowers. Mount the 4 x 6-inch piece on the front of a 5 x 7 card base.
- VersaMagic DewDrop – Thatched Straw, Key Lime, Red Magic
- Fabrico Marker – Pine
- Tear It! Tape
- On Point Glue
- 5 x 7 white card
- Cardstock – white, kraft
- Plywood embellishments
- Paper flowers
- Jewelry beads
- Jewelry wire
- Glue gun
- Embossing folder – stripes
- Sizzix – Leaves, Garden dies
- Embossing machine