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I’ll Stand By You

You know you have that song stuck in your head now that you read the title of this post! Or is that just me?

How about now?

I’m back with a new card using the same dies and stamps I used on my last post. This time I decided to make a clean and simple card, which is my favorite style. I will be entering my card in two challenges. The first is Addicted to CAS Challenge, this challenge is about birds, great reason to use the flamingo dies again!  Second is the Simon Wednesday Challenge, and the theme for this challenge is “Let’s Get Sentimental”.

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First I stamped the sentiment the same way I did with my “Hope Today Tickles You Pink” card. I used my MISTI to stack the words on top of each other instead of keeping it in a straight line. You can see below how I masked off the words and stamped one word at a time. You can also see how the sentiment regularly looks (plus all the other cute sentiments that come in this set).

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For my card base, I used my blending tool to create a soft pink background. I used my Spun Sugar Mini Distress Ink because it’s very light and I only wanted a hint of pink coming from behind my sentiment.
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I die cut the flamingo with MFT paper and adhered the sentiment with foam tape.

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And of course, I wanted my flamingo to stand by the sentiment.
I'll Stand By You 4Also, I wanted to mention the cool background paper with the feathers is from Amy Tangerine, I will link up to that paper pack in the InLinkz below.

I hope you guys enjoyed my new take on flamingos. There’s still so much more I want to make with these guys! Thanks for stopping by!

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Hope Today Tickles You Pink

Hi guys! I hope you guys are having a great May so far! I recently ordered my first die and stamp set from My Favorite Things. I had been wanting a flamingo stamp or die set for a while now and when I saw this one, I knew I had to have it.

I decided to make my own stencil with the heart that comes in the die set. I glued two pieces of card stock and a sheet of graph paper on top  to help me position the hearts.

Hope Today Tickles You Pink 1Once I was done with my stencil I used Scotch White Masking Tape to tape down my card base to my craft mat and then taped the stencil on top. I used some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and added color to it with some Tim Holtz mini ink pads. I love using embossing paste, this has to be my favorite technique. I love the texture it has once it dries and I love how you can use your ink pads to give it many different colors.
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I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment because it was too wide for my paper. I stamped it word by word. The sentiment originally reads “Hope today” on one line and the second line is “Tickles You Pink”. As you can see I made it into three lines and was able to stamp the word “pink” in pink ink.

Hope Today Tickles You Pink 3I used MFT paper for the whole card including the flamingos. I ordered their Card Stock Sampler, which to me is now a must have. They have so many different and vibrant colors, I love all the different shades of pink in the pack.Hope Today Tickles You Pink 4

I’m very excited about my new supplies and I can’t wait to order more from MFT!

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