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Flamingo Digi Stamps

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Courtesy of our pals at Clearly Besotted, we’re gifting you eight bonus digi stamps – yippee! Featuring fluffy flamingos and tropical foliage, download them right here. Pair them with your favourite set of alcohol markers, incorporate ink blending with distress oxides and add finishing touches as Kitty Day demonstrates below.

Draw the eye
Kitty has done a wonderful job of making these cards all about the digi stamps and too right! This is where your handy stash of 3D foam pads come in use. A subtle yet effective way to ensure your motifs are the main focus on your designs, raise them up with 3D foam pads or foam tape. Want them to protrude even more? Easy… simply double up on the 3D foam pads to add even more height to your motifs.

Blue blends
Consider using distress oxide inks for your backgrounds to give your cards a soft and diffused finish. Kitty has expertly recreated sea and sky backdrops on her designs by applying blue distress oxides through wave and cloud stencils. The trick is all in the application – use an ink blending tool or dauber in circular motions for seamless results. New to inking? Lose the stencil and simply go for a block background like Kitty’s ‘You are absolutely wonderful’ card.

Crystal clear
Want to add a touch of pizzazz to your cards without overshadowing the rest of your design? Sometimes simple is best as Kitty proves here. She has opted for clear sequins and gems to bring a subtle shimmer to her projects. If you want to go one step further, iridescent embellishments are still subtle but offer that little bit more. One thing to keep in mind… be sure to use a clear drying glue so the adhesive doesn’t show through and ruin the effect.

YOU WILL NEED:
Flamingo Digi Stamps
Dies: My Favorite Things Rectangle Frames, Grassy Edges
Stamps, Reverse Confetti Stamps Lovely Day Sentiments
Stencil, My Favorite Things Cloud Edge
Ink pads, Ranger Distress Oxides; black
Alcohol markers
Fineliner, black
Patterned papers
Cardstock, various colours
Embellishments: twine, sequins, gems, pearls
Adhesives: glue, 3D foam pads
Die-cutting machine

Framed Flamingo
Cover the front of a white blank with green spotty paper. Blend turquoise distress oxide ink onto a panel of white card. Die cut a frame from white and fix on top. Colour in and cut out the flamingo digi, then attach with 3D foam pads. Add a die-cut sentiment and sequins to complete.

Hello Sunshine
Gently blend blue distress oxide ink onto white card. Draw a frame around the panel using a black fineliner, then stamp a sentiment in black ink. Colour in the flamingo digi stamp with alcohol markers, trim and attach with 3D foam pads. Add clear gems to finish.

Inked Slimline
Use a cloud stencil and blue distress oxide ink to create a subtle sky background. Mount onto peach card, then onto a white blank. Run a strip of striped paper along the bottom and stamp a sentiment above it in black ink. Print out the flamingo digi stamp and colour in with alcohol markers. Cut out the flamingo, adhere onto the card and embellish with pearls.

Island Scene
Layer pink floral paper onto a white square blank. Apply turquoise distress oxide ink through a wave stencil onto a square panel of white card. Blend light brown ink onto a smaller piece, die cut into a hillside shape and fix onto the stencilled panel to create a beach scene. Mount onto white card and attach to the greeting at an angle. Colour in, trim and attach the flamingo digi stamp. Stamp a sentiment in black ink, die cut and fix to the bottom of the card. Add a twine bow and pearls.

Flamingo Duo
Blend blue distress oxide ink onto a thick strip of white card to create a sky effect. Die cut two smaller pieces of white card using a grass die and blend green distress oxide inks on top. Layer the grass onto the sky, then glue onto a white blank, adding a narrow strip of black card along the top and a spotty border along the bottom. Stamp a sentiment below in black ink. Colour in and cut out two flamingo digi stamps. Fix to the card with 3D foam pads and complete with pearls.

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