Have you ever seen a flamingo flaunting feathers? Look no further.
Sometimes it is interesting and fun to add some dimension to a flat stamped image. Add elements of surprise to whip up laughter, oohs and awws. That is why I like to create cards that cause people to interact and have a conversation.
This card was created for my DD because she is kind and amazing. Ok, I’m a bit biased.
Stamps: Pop of Paradise, Thoughtful Banners.
Ink/Markers: Melon Mambo, Basic Black Archival, VersaMark
Paper: Whisper White (thick & regular), Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.
Accessories: Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Gold Emboss Powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen, 1/2” Circle Punch.
Create the Feathers
How did I create the feathers? It was very easy, a bit fiddly but easy. I used the 1/2″ circle punch to punch out circles. I really don’t know how many I punched. The fibers in the paper were broken down by crumpling the circles in my hand. Don’t crumple them too much.
Fold the circles in half and start layering. The circles are attached with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (love, love that glue) on the flamingo’s body. You can overlap the circles so that they stand out from the body. Before you apply the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen check to make sure that there are no bald spots. Now take your finger and fluff the feathers to spread them apart. Not too much fluffing though.
And yes, I cut out the space between his legs with an exacto knife.
The feathers were inspired by a card that I saw on the internet, however, I did not write the name of the person down so cannot give kudos but I did want to acknowledge that this technique was not totally my idea.
What type of flamingo would you create? Try one that is flaunting feathers. You will have fun.