It appears that flamingos are very “hipster” these days, in fact my “hipster” husband got one for our back yard.  The way I know my husband is “hipster” is because my 17 year old granddaughter told me so;) Back to the matter at hand.

I felt like the Tropical Chic bundle was the perfect compliment to any project using a flamingo. I stamped some ferns at the top of the card, then used the die to cut out a fern and placed it on top for dimension. The three step flamingo stamps make is so simple to create a beautiful bird, I heat embossed the sentiment and top layer of the flamingo.

I created the water by using my Aqua Painter with Bermuda Bay stamp pad, then stamped the water impression from the stamp set using my Stamparatus and the same stamp pad followed by Vera Mark and clear embossing powder to heat emboss it. For the flamingo I used Flirty Flamingo and stamped off for the light part.

I stamped 3 of the leaf images from Tropical Chic on the inside right corner.

 Card Recipe:


  • Very Vanilla card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼, 3¾ x 5 for stamped images
  • Bermuda Bay 5¼ x 4
  • Garden Green scrap for fern

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Fabulous Flamingo stamp set
  • Tropical Chic stamp set
  • Tropical Thinlits (save 10% by purchasing the bundle)


  • Garden Green stamp pad
  • Flirty Flamingo stamp pad
  • Basic Black stamp pad
  • Vera Mark stamp pad
  • Clear embossing powder


  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s (behind the Bermuda Bay)
  • Snail Adhesive