Flamingos in Love

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Flamingos in Love

The more I’ve gotten into card making, the more obsessed I’ve become with making interactive cards. And if I can find a die set that cuts out the pieces for me, all the better!

As far as interactive cards go, no brand has drawn me in like Lawn Fawn. From their wide array of easy-to-use interactive card die cuts to their ridiculously adorable stamp sets and detailed yet direct YouTube videos demonstrating everything you need to know, Lawn Fawn has quickly become my go-to company.

Most recently, I tried my hand at making one of Lawn Fawn’s Magic Color Slider cards. With a little help from the Flamingo Together Stamps & Dies, I think I came up with something very cute and fun!

Step 1: Stamp & Cut All the Pieces

I started by die cutting all the Magic Color Slider pieces, backing paper, and card base. I stamped and die cut out my palm trees and sentiment, then positioned my flamingos and heart stamps for the magic color reveal portion.

I used my MISTI stamp positioner for the flamingos to ensure that I could line them up exactly right for the colored versions as well as the outline only stamped directly to the acetate window.

It took a couple attempts (and some wasted acetate), but I was eventually able to get a good, clean stamp on the acetate that nicely lined up with the interior stamp. It was my first time stamping like this, so I felt like only wasting one small piece of acetate was a pretty solid win for me!

Step 2: Color the Magic Reveal

I grabbed my Copic Markers and got to work on making sure the magic reveal was worth it! I colored my flamingos and the sky with simple 2 color blends (see the exact colors used below), and used a 3 color blend on the ground. I wanted the ground to look like a sandy hill. Once I blended my 3 colors in a gentle arc under the flamingos, I grabbed my darkest color and systematically added little dots with just the tip of the brush nib to give that nice sandy appearance.

Step 3: Put it All Together!

Now that I had all my pieces stamped, colored, cut, and ready, it was time to piece it all together! I followed Lawn Fawn’s super helpful Intro to Magic Color Slider video to ensure I was attaching all the pieces in the right places and in the right order. Once the slider itself was complete, I mounted it using foam tape to my backing paper.

After playing around with my little palm trees and sentiment banner, I landed on a placement that I felt added a little to the card without overpowering the fun of the reveal.

Finally, everything was glued down to the card base and we had a completed card!

I had a ton of fun playing with this slider card and figuring out the best way to piece things together. I haven’t yet decided who will get it (or if I’ll give it to someone else to gift their SO, maybe?), but the joy is in the making!

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