Today I have two cards for the Twofer #6 Challenge.
I had so much fun with these cards!
I had a palm tree die in my NBUS box and after failing miserably to do two
cards with a tree stamp, my eyes fell on this.
I wondered if the palm leaves would spiff up a flamingo?
Do flamingos fly?
This one does! Or he's thinking about it!
Or maybe someone ruffled his feathers?
I stamped the flamingo on a snippet of mixed media paper, (blank space
from the offending first tree trial), tapped it with a water brush
and die cut it when it was dry.
Then I die cut two palm trees from more of the mixed media paper
and colored one to match the flamingo after cutting off the trunk.
I put it on a piece of splattered Gelato that I did with the girls at ESCR.
The colors were perfect!
A dear friend had sent me some PPP Marshmallow Confetti and
I thought it would add just the right embellishment.
For my Twofer...
I went more traditional with the second card die cutting it from more
of that mixed media paper.
I sponged some color on the palm tree, then moved the ink with a water brush
adding a few little trunk marks with a Distress Marker.
All I had to do was pop it on a piece of watercolor smoosh
from my background stash and frame it.
I'm thinking this would make a great retirement card!
Since I used snippets of mixed media paper, I'm going to drop by
where I haven't had time to play in ages!
Hope to see you in the Twofer Gallery!
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Card Recipe (card 1)
Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Pink Pirouette (SU), Picked Raspberry, Hickory Smoke (DI), Onyx Black (Versafine)
Paper: Mixed Media (St), Coastal Cabana (SU), Neenah
Other: Fabulous Flamingo Die (RC), Palm Tree Die (wish, Gelatos, Splatter Brush (TH), Marshmallow Confetti (PPP), Water Brush
Card Recipe (card 2)
Stamps: Enjoy (ret. SU)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar (SU), Vintage Photo (DM)
Paper: Mixed Media (St), Neenah
Other: Palm Tree Die (wish), Stitched Square Die (SSS), Marshmallow Confetti (PPP), Sponge Dauber, Water Brush