April 6, 2021


The friendly flamingo is back for an encore performance! I find him so irresistible. Don't you?

Using some of the gorgeous water lily Designer Series Paper from last year's Sale-A-Bration as a backdrop for him worked perfectly.

I used the Painted Texture embossing folder to add a little dimension to the plain Flirty Flamingo side. The contrast between the texture on that side coupled with the texture in the flamingo himself brings a little uniformity to the two sides.

The double label for the sentiment topped onto some ruffly ribbon finishes off the card. Of course, the sentiment needed a bit of bling in the form of a couple of Opal Rounds. They are so classy!

Keep reading for a tutorial on how to recreate a card like this.

White cardstock
Flirty Flamingo cardstock
Water Lily Designer Series Paper (retired -- do you have any left??)

Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set (page 13, Annual Catalog)

Shaded Spruce ink

Die cutting/embossing machine
Tasteful Labels Dies (page 179, Annual Catalog)
Flamingo Dies (page 43, Mini Catalog)
Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (page 43, Mini Catalog)
Opal Rounds (page 41, Mini Catalog)
Ribbon (retired)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Fold a 4 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock in half, creasing it well with a bone folder.

Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock and run it through an embossing machine inside the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

Raised from the center point a bit, add a piece of chosen ribbon, securing the ends of the ribbon on the back of the embossed cardstock.

Attach the ribboned embossed piece to the card base.

Choose a piece of Designer Series Paper that will coordinate with your project and cut it to 2" x 4". Add this to the card, leaving a small border on the right edge.

From Flirty Flamingo cardstock, die cut a flamingo and his textured wing. Using a Stampin' Dimensional or two, adhere him (her?) to the DSP.

Stamp an appropriate sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock. I used Shaded Spruce ink because that coordinates with my DSP.

Cut the sentiment out using one of the dies from the Tasteful Labels set. From more white cardstock, and from the same die set, but a larger tag. Adhere the sentiment piece to this.

Add a folded piece of the coordinating ribbon to the back of this piece so the ends dangle downwards about an inch.

Use a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals to add it over the ribbon.

Add Opal Rounds in two sizes to either corner of the sentiment piece.



  1. Classy Flamingos blog party is loving this.

  2. Very cute :) And the backing behind the flamingo really sets off the pink paper.
    Thanks for all your paper craft posts at the FWF link party, Linda.
    Have a great weekend.