19 August 2017

Flamingo Float - stencil embossing on vellum and watercolour pencils

What can be better than floating on a flamingo eating an ice cream? This little cutie is a digital stamp from Craftin' Desert Divas which I coloured with watercolour pencil and waterbrush while flying from Vancouver, BC, to Missouri to visit family (and see the totality of the eclipse!).

Read on for more details!


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Putting It Together

I'm on vacation but it wouldn't be a vacation if I couldn't do stuff I love, too. So, I brought some supplies along with me. I brought several pre-stamped or printed images on the flight along with watercolour pencils and waterbrushes.

I packed other stuff in my suitcase to finish up the projects in the hotel room, a few backgrounds I made before, a few die cuts, and a limited amount of patterned paper.

I printed the digi before I left and then coloured her on the plane while flying. I brought along the vellum stenciled background, a card base and the die cut ring I thought about using as well as the die cut rings I actually did use.

The background panel is a piece of vellum with Bo Bunny glitter paste which was applied through a Stampin' Up mask/stencil. I made it the evening I bought the glitter plate on a clearance sale when I wanted to see how it looked. I thought the twisty droplets along with the vibrant blue are perfect for the flamingo float. When the glitter paste dried on the panel, it slightly puckered and wrinkled it, which just lends to the watery look perfect for this card.

I decided to fussy cut the image instead of putting her on a circle.

She felt like she needed something more so I looked though the die cuts I brought and decided to use the rings. I dry fit them together.

I trimmed the edges and corners of the background panel and adhered it to the card base. The blue design hides the adhesive or at least makes it not noticeable. I attached the rings directly to the background and popped up the image with foam mounting tape for a bit of dimension. I left the inside of the card blank mostly because I didn't have something in my travel stash for the inside.


Craftin' Desert Divas: August Mood Board
MFT Sketch: #346
AAA Cards: Summer Fun
Incy Wincy: No Words
The Sketchy Challenge: Beach
Simon Says Stamp Monday: Nautical
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes

Craftin' Desert Divas August Mood Board


  1. I wouldn't mind a drift in a pool with an icecream ;-) love the glitterpaste on vellum. Thank you for playing with us at AAA cards

  2. superfun card! Love the glitter paste! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Barbara

  3. She looks like she is having a ball. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

  4. Fun card! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. Beautiful greeting cards. Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun
    Marjeta, GD

  6. Your card is so lovely. I love all the details that pops up the more I look at your card. Thank you for playing with us us in Scrapping4fun challenges. I look forward to see you come back and play with us again.
    Sollan, S4fun DT member.

  7. Lovely card, love the background
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  8. So beutiful creation and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours you have on this!! And great that you show how you made this !!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Sorry I’m late commenting. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 342 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  10. you have created a wonderful card, the glitters are awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  11. Such a lovely summer card. Thank you for playing with us at The sketchy challenges! xx

  12. Beautiful card, love the background. Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT


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