Paper

Flamingo Joy Reversible Ornament & Card

By  Penny Ward 

sizes: card, 5-1/2"x4-1/4", ornament, 3-1/2" diameter

  • Flamingo Joy Reversible Ornament & Card
  • Card

Materials

  • Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp Ultra Thick White; white, burgundy, red
  • Basic Grey True Love Paper Collection
  • Pink jewel
  • Kreinik White Metallic Braid

Tools

  • Stamps: santa hat, Penny Black Christmas Treasures
  • Provo Craft Cuttlebug Die-Cutting Machine
  • Xyron Create-a-Sticker (1.5”, 2.5”, 5” sizes to choose)
  • Dies: Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms, Standard Circles SM; Die-Versions Flamingo; Memory Box Classic Ornament
  • Punches: EK Success Martha Stewart Crafts Frond, McGill Pine Branch
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko Ink Pads: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Imagination International COPIC Markers
  • Uni-ball White Gel Impact pen
  • Aleene’s True Snow
  • FloraCraft Twinklets Diamond Dust
  • Imagine Crafts Tsukineko White Embossing Powder
  • Adhesives: Kool Tak 3-D Clear Foam, The Rubber Café Scrap Happy Sheer Glue

Basic Supplies

  • heat tool, scoring tool, ruler, paper trimmer
  • Ornament
  • 1. Cut two 12"x1-1/2" strips from burgundy cardstock. Using gel pen, apply faux stitching down one long side on front of both strips. Using scoring tool, score strips in an accordion pattern every 1/4". Bring short ends together and adhere to create two rosettes.
  • 2. Die cut Flamingo from white cardstock; color with markers. Adhere to one rosette front with Sheer Glue. Cut 3/4" piece of braid; wrap around flamingo's neck. Secure ends to jewel with Sheer Glue.
  • 3. Stamp Tuxedo Black santa hat on red cardstock; cut out. Apply True Snow to make "fur"; embellish with Diamond Dust. Adhere with Sheer Glue.
  • 4. Using Bitty Blossoms, die cut three flowers from toile paper. Assemble with Sheer Glue. Punch three fronds and three pine branches from white cardstock; color as desired. Arrange and adhere to rosette front as shown.
  • 5. Using Classic Ornament, die cut shape from burgundy cardstock. Apply True Snow to ornament top; adhere to ornament.
  • 6. Using VersaMark ink, stamp sentiment on ornament. Emboss with white powder and heat tool.
  • 7. Cut 1-1/2" length of braid, form into loop. Place behind ornament top; adhere. Secure ornament to remaining rosette with Clear Foam.
  • 8. Cut 10" length of braid, form into loop. Tie knot 1" below loop. Adhere braid to back of rosette.
  • 9. Adhere rosettes together, back-to-back, with Clear Foam.
  • Card
  • 1. Make 5-1/2"x4-1/4" side-fold card from Ultra Thick White cardstock; set aside.
  • 2. Cut two 5-1/2"x4-1/4" panels from burgundy cardstock. Adhere one to card front. Using Standard Circles SM, die cut 3" circle from second panel, inset 3/8" from top and left sides.
  • 3. Cut 5-1/2"x4-1/4" panel from pink toile paper. Adhere behind burgundy panel with Clear Foam.
  • 4. Cut 2-3/8" circle from red cardstock. Using Sheer Glue, adhere in cut-out circle center. Adhere panel to card.
  • 5. Die cut Flamingo from white cardstock; color with markers. Adhere to card with Clear Foam and Sheer Glue. Cut 3/4" piece of braid; wrap around flamingo's neck. Secure ends to jewel with Sheer Glue.
  • 6. Stamp Tuxedo Black santa hat on red cardstock; cut out. Apply True Snow to make "fur"; embellish with Diamond Dust. Adhere to flamingo with Sheer Glue and to card front with Clear Foam.
  • 7. Using VersaMark ink, stamp sentiment on card front. Emboss with white powder and heat tool.
  • 8. Using gel pen, draw edge lines and faux stitching on card front as shown.
  • 9. Using Bitty Blossoms, die cut three flowers from toile paper. Assemble with Sheer Glue. Punch three fronds and three pine branches from white cardstock; color as desired. Arrange and adhere to card as shown.
  • 10. Cut 3/8"x4-3/4" strip from toile paper. Cut small notch in one short end. Adhere to bottom of card.
  • Tip
  • 1. If you live in a sunny, southern state, stamp "Greetings from ______" for a fun winter greeting.