Saturday, April 21, 2018

Guest Post by Designing Diva: Alison Heikkila - Flamingo Tropic

Flamingo Tropic
Using Doodles Paper Playground: Sparkle Blends Flamingo Tropic


Hello! Alison here. Today I have a new shaker card to share that features one of the latest Sparkle Blends from Doodles Paper Playground. I love this one, you guys. It's called Flamingo Tropic, and since I was a teenager, I have had a huge obsession with flamingos. They are all over my kitchen, I have bags, jewelry, and yup...a bunch on my front lawn. I even switch them out the Skelemingos at Halloween time. So seeing those little flamingo sequins in this Sparkle Blend really made me giddy.

Stampendous recently came out with this great layering stamp flamingo set called Flamingo Messages. It's perfect for using with Flamingo Tropic. I stamped it with a couple of the shades in the Berry Blast Kaleidacolor ink pad set from Imagine. If you look at the flamingo closely, you'll see a couple of shades on it.

I really like the bright green sequins in this Sparkle Blend too. It adds a great contrast to the shades of pink. I used 2 Fitted Frames dies (from Stampendous) to make my shaker windows. I backed the white panel with textured Double Dot paper which I think adds to the fun of this card.

I added a few sequins on the top layer of the card just for some more shine, because who doesn't love a little more shine? I called this baby done after that. I kept it pretty clean & simple because the focus just had to be on those 2 fabulous shaker windows. That's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have an inspiring day! 


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  1. Super cool card and love the colors!

  2. OMGosh this flamingo is super fun to look at onthat CAS white backgroung. The Flamingo Tropic sparkle blends looks awesome behind those cute little window apetures. Sweet. Love this card. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!