Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Pretty Flamingo CI#38

Colour INKspiration is a fortnightly blog initiated by Bronwyn Eastley in Tasmania. The design team is made up of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all parts of Australia and New Zealand.You are at the blog of Rachel Palmieri, Independent Stampin' Up!® demonstrator. I run classes at my home studio in South Morang, Victoria, share Stampin' Up!® products and tools at parties for my customers, coach my lovely team and create cards and the occasional 3D project.

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This time the challenge uses Powder Pink, Granite Grey, Berry Burst, Whisper White and Basic Black. 

Ever since the Stamparatus has arrived, I've been having a little love affair with Fabulous Flamingo. I used it initially when it was first released two years ago, but the results could be a bit 'hit & miss'! With a stamp positioning tool like the Stamparatus, it's always right. We used it at my Catalogue Launch to show the ladies how easy it is, and I will keep on sharing it, because it works so well.

While it was set up, I stamped two images. Berry Burst, second-generation, for the body and legs and Powder Pink full-strength for the top feathers.

I wasn't as happy with this card when it was finished, and I think it was the addition of black leaves, or maybe I should have had black leaves and not the Granite Gray. It probably isn't too bad really, we are often our own worst critics. The adhesive sequins in the new subtle shades really do set both these cards off a treat.

For the second card, there are no leaves. Granite Gray only appears in the water (or wet sand?) I only wish I'd managed to capture the gorgeous glint of Wink of Stella on the feathers. I've used a variety of dies from three different sets. Stitched Labels has this lovely irregular stitched plate. I was going to use the frilly label from that set too, but the sentiment from Various Vases was too long for it.

The label which did fit around the longer sentiment is from Petals & More dies. Lastly, is this lacy strip, which I cut in black. It is from the oh-so-adorable Bouncing Baby Framelit Dies.

Next up on this hop is Bronwyn Eastley, over in Tasmania.



  1. Oh, I like the dark leaves! It looks like an afternoon shadow! Both cards are glorious and the sequins really do set off the image delightfully! Love the textured element on the top of the second card too. Love it all really!!

  2. I really love the first card! Funny how differently we see our own work. Your flamingo creations are fabulous! Kelly x

  3. I love the first card to Rachel ... but both times you totally nailed that flamingo ... I never seem to be able to get one I am happy with!

  4. YES!!! the Stamparatus to the rescue. I will have to try the flamingo stamp again as it initially gave me grief as well. Thanks for your enabling, Rachel - two gorgeous cards.

  5. So pretty, Rachel. You're so right about Stamparatus -it makes such a difference! This is such a funky set. - lovely cards.

  6. Love them both Rachel. Such a great use of all the different thinlits. X

  7. Perfect colours for fabulous Flamingo cards, Rachel. Both creations are just awesome. D xox

  8. These are gorgeous Rachel. And I completely missed that die! How pretty!


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