CAS Colours & Sketches #379


I remember as a kid, always being awestruck by the pink birds at the zoo!  At the time, which was too long ago to mention....the zoo had a huge exhibit of them just as you entered.  It was always my thing to run and see the flamingos!  So pretty!  Which is in part, why I had to have the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set when it came out! Such a fun set, available with or without Thin Cuts! It was the first set that came to mind with the new sketch challenge at CAS Colours & Sketches-


For what might be the first time ever.....I actually inked up every stamp in the set!  I am so bad about purchasing a stamp set and maybe only using one or two stamps out of the set.  This set goes together so perfectly that I inked up all the images for this card!  Here is a look at the complete set-

To create my card, I stamped my flamingo in Intense Black ink and then added color with Copics.  My leaves were stamped in Fern ink.  The floral image was stamped in second generation Smoothie ink and then color added to the center with a Copic marker.  The waves were stamped in Lagoon ink and then Lagoon ink was sponged on to create water.  My flamingo had the whole walking on water look, so I sponged on Lagoon ink to the lower legs to give them the appearance of being in the water.  Super simple and the whole design came together quickly, thanks to the coordinating Thin Cuts dies.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3743 Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set w/Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5985 Smoothie Cardstock
Z2896 Smoothie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2850 Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2895 Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Copics R02, R32, RV10
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp
Oval Dies-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Allsorts-Something Beginning with B (Bird)
Heart 2 Heart-Just Add Water
Papercraft Business Challenge-Ocean/Water Theme
Stamping Sensations-All Creatures Great and Small
The Card Concept-Tropical Scene for a Clean/Layered Style
Time Out Challenges-Days Gone By
Thanks so much for stopping by!

10 comments

  1. I love the fesh colours you have used-the pink really jumps out at you! And how adorable you used to run to these as a kid at the zoo-what a lovely memory. Thanks for joining Time Out x

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  2. Lovely CAS card with that super flamingo! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

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  3. What a wonderful image! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

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  4. What a fabulous Clean and Layered card- perfect for all of the challenges! Love your colors, the sweet flamingo (as well as the memories)-thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept! We hope you can join us again soon!

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  5. Thank you for sharing you beautiful card at Allsorts;-))m

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  6. This is a card after my own heart. Flamingos are my jam. (My daughter in law actually just gifted me a flamingo mask.) This is soooo pretty! Thanks again for being our guest designer this month!

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  7. What a pretty card! I love the summery look and that flamingo is fantastic! Thanks for playing with us at Time Out!
    - Shauna

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  8. Absolutely adorable! I am starting to regret not getting this stamp/Thin Cuts set. Thanks for joining us @Heart2HeartChallenges!

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  9. Beautiful card! I love the scalloped oval behind the flamingo.

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  10. Fabulous, I love everything you do! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H).

    Brandi R.
    DT member H2H
    crzy4scrapbooking.blogspot.ca

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