I am so excited to be participating in the Save the Crafty Youtuber Hop 2020 with this pretty Hello Beautiful Layered Flamingo Card.
I’m using this Hampton Arts Layer Tropical stamp set that I picked up at Michaels over a year ago, and haven’t yet used. Layering stamps aren’t one of my strong suits…yet. But I love how this card turned out.
For the base of the flamingo, I’m using Bellini ink from Catherine Pooler. Although it’s a soft orange color, it worked really well with the It’s a Girl pink ink that I’m using for the second layering stamp.
And speaking of Cathering Pooler inks, you know if you’ve watched my recent videos that Catherine Pooler inks are one of my new favorites. With that said, I’m excited to say that Catherine Pooler is sponsoring the giveaway on my channel for the Save the Crafty YouTuber Hop.
Save the Crafty YouTuber
The Save the Crafty YouTuber Video hop is a celebration of cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles.
We are coming together to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers and help reach monetization goals!
All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description to hop to the next video.
Let yourself be inspired! Don’t forget to comment on each video because we have tons of prizes to give away. Please indicate if you are located in the USA or International so that prizes can be awarded appropriately as some prizes (not all!) have restrictions on them.
Now back to the card.
After using It’s a Girl for the second layer, I chose Rockin’ Red for the final layer. This layer shows all of the detail that the previous layers hinted at.
To finish off the stamping of the flamingo, I pulled out some London Fog ink from Momento. I had an ulterior method for this… the beak is incredibly hard to line up because it’s so small and I really didn’t know exactly where it was supposed to go. So I figured that I might be able to cover up any mistakes if I used a really light ink.
After a few trial runs (offscreen) I got it right. And it turns out that the grey looks perfect. Using black ink may have looked a bit odd on the final card that has softer shades and colors.
Now the Background
Next I worked on the background. In addition to the layered flamingo, the Hampton Arts Layer Tropical stamp set has a layered pineapple, layered palm leaves, a layered hibiscus and a smaller flower.
I decided to cover the background with flowers and leaves, and used my Tim Holtz stamp platform for most of this. I used Bellini for the base of the flowers and Garden Party from Catherine Pooler for the leaves.
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For the detail layer of the Hibiscus I’m again using Rockin’ Red from Catherine Pooler Inks.
Then I decided to soften the background a bit with some vellum. But I wanted the hibiscus to show through. So I stamped the detail layer on the vellum over the background flower.
A final look
Here is a final look at my completed cards.
Don’t forget to check out my video and leave a comment. Then go to description and click on the next video in the hop. Thank you so much for Hopping along with us and Happy Crafting!
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- Heavyweight White Cardstock (printed on, and card bases) from Michaels
- Hampton Arts Tropical Layering Stamp Set
- Hampton Arts Butterfly Layering Stamp Set
- Party Collection: Spring Fling Ink Pad Bundle
- CP Minis – Foundations
- Art Glitter Glue
- Fiskars 9 Inch Bypass Paper Trimmer
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- So Sweet Cocoa Card and MemDex! Sweet ‘n Sassy Giveaway Hop
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