Monday, June 1, 2020

Happy Bird-Day!

Today's card is for the Seize the Birthday Totally Tropical challenge.  I used to love visiting the flamingos at the zoo when I was a kid and remember the big excitement on the island when one escaped.  It was spotted in several areas around the island (including at the airport) before it eventually settled in the Spittal Pond nature reserve.  Smart bird.  Anyway they definitely conjure up tropical vibes for me and so I though this Reverse Confetti flamingo would make for a fun birthday card.  I wanted a green background for him and was excited to find this Basic Grey paper that had a smattering of pink in the green.  This is why we hoard the patterned paper...

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Papertrey Ink, (Flirty Flamingo, Strawberry Slush, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Obscure 12x12) Basic Grey
Stamps:  (Flamingo & sentiment from Fabulous Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Party hat from Beary Special Birthday) My Favourite Things
Inks:  (VersaMark, VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Dies:  (Flamingo) Reverse Confetti, (Speech bubble) Paper Smooches
Washi Tape:  Me & My Big Ideas
Other:  (Nuvo English Mustard Crystal Drops) Tonic


lostinpaper said...

Your story made me laugh out loud, I'm not sure where a flamingo would end up here in Australia but the island is a little bigger and he may be harder to find lol.

Nancy said...

I love your party crasher flamingo and your DP too. Such a great memory this card conjured up of your childhood. They are beautiful creatures. It's always a pleasure when you join us at Seize the Birthday Jen!

TaeEun said...

The flamingo looks cute with the yellow party hat! You've found definitely the perfect patterned paper for him :)! Thank you so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday, Jen!