Fabulous in Flirty Flamingo

Today is going to be a great day, but I can’t imagine how it could be better than my yesterday. Today I get to experience the joy of Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog with tons of my friends and team members (also friends) – while I’m also recovering from the wall-to-wall excitement of yesterday’s Spring Stamp-Along. As part of the event, I hosted a card swap. Today I’m sharing my swap for the event. Here’s my card:

Fabulous Flamingo, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King


Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Fabulous Flamingo & Tabs for Everything. My card features two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog – Fabulous Flamingo (a photopolymer multi-step stamp) and Tabs for Everything (a fun set with lots of opportunity to build words). Here’s a look at Fabulous Flamingo: Fabulous Flamingo, Stampin' Up!, 143758All of the images, including the background of leaves on the Lemon Lime Twist panel, are from the set. Fabulous Flamingo, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingThe two words are stamped with Tabs for Everything, punched with a 1″ Circle punch and framed with a scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies. Here’s a look at the Tabs for Everything bundle:  Tabs for Everything Bundle, Stampin' Up! 145364How cute! Even if the set and punch continue, the bundled pricing retires as the end of this catalog period.
  • Color Combination. While Flirty Flamingo will retire (unless it’s saved by a color refresh), I still had to pull it out with this fun flamingo. Funny thing – when I sat down to design my swap card for this event, I didn’t intend to mock the colors from my card for the OnStage event in November, but I did. Here’s a look at my swap card using Bird Banter (you can click on this picture to see the original post for this card): Bird Banter, Flirty Flowers, Hello Color, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingApparently, I love these colors together. If you like this combination as much as I do, please save this:Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo
  • Infinity Shots. When I make multiples of a project, I like to line them all up and grab an infinity shot of the cards. It’s just a fun way to capture all the work in one place. Here’s a fun shot of these cards (not all of them made it into the picture): Fabulous Flamingo, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingAnd here’s another view:Fabulous Flamingo, Tabs for Everything, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets: Fabulous Flamingo, Tabs for Everything  Papers: Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Gray, Whisper White  Inks: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Gray  Accessories: 1″ Circle punch, Layering Circles Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Awesome card..so happy I got one! Thanks!

  2. Such a bright and fun card. Enjoy the day Brian!

  3. Truly fabulous! Love the background.

  4. What a fun card, Brian, for your friends yesterday. Love this color combo. Have a great time today at OnStage.

  5. Wow Brian – I love this card! My daughter collects flamingo’s and this would be the perfect set to use for cards for her. Two step stamping makes things so easy for those of us that don’t enjoy coloring. You have yourself and amazing time today and I’m jealous that you get to see the new catalog already. BTW – YOU are fabulous!

    • πŸ™‚ Thanks so much, Grace! I’m so glad you like it. This set was SO FUN to play with – hadn’t used it to make a flamingo until I set out to make this card. πŸ™‚

  6. Love your colors and everything about your card except that Flamingo .
    He looks like he missed a few meals or something . I am a fan of that other set you used….. Tabs For Everything . I have used it a bunch !
    I know you are having a ball today …. super exciting time !!

  7. I love your swap! I’m so happy to have received one! Your mom’s swap is adorable too – she is delightful! Thanks for a fabulous Friday!!

  8. WOW! You make fabulous swap cards! Love the color combination!

  9. Such a great swap! And I hope you had a terrific β€œparty day”. xox

  10. Jennifer Spiller

    Oh Brian, this card just makes me smile! I love it in every way?

  11. Those infinity shots always get me, I love them. Your cards are gorgeous

  12. Awesome stampong. Vwru talented. Keep onspiring all pf us.
    New pal
    Linda Bilger

  13. Brian, I bought this stamp set and I’ve never used it but today it’s getting inked up thanks to you. I love to visit Mary Fish on Sundays to see all cards and there was Brian’s flamingos today. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Thanks so much for that sweet comment, Sheila! I’m so happy I inspired you to ink it up. It’s a wonderfully fun set. <3 Thanks for stopping by.

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