How to Make a Tropical Flamingo Card

Add a touch of summer to your papercraft projects with the new Tropical Border embossing folder. Not only has the embossing folder been used to create the background for this flamingo card; different coloured panels of green cardstock have also been embossed, fussy-cut, and then layered up around the die-cut flamingo to create a dimensional design with wow-factor.

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make
  1. Start by gathering up all opf the bits and pieces needed to create the project.

2. Emboss a panel of green cardstock using the tropical border embossing folder then trim around the edge to where the embossing ends. Round all four corners using a 5mm corner punch.

3. Layer the embossed panel onto a piece of cardstock cut to the same size then fix to the front of an A6 card blank.

4. Use the embossing folder again to emboss two more shades of green cardstock. Fussy cut out all the leaves cutting some in one shade and some in the other.


5. Glue all the leaves in place around the edge leaving the leaf end free to move for added texture.

6. Die cut the flamingo four times into the same green cardstock as used for the background. Glue the die-cuts together creating a sturdy solid base..


7. Die cut the flamingo again into pink, peach and black cardstocks. Paper piece the flaming cutting at the legs and beak to create a realistic look. Glue the pieced flamingo to the prepared base.

8. Use the free sentiment template to draw and cut out the ‘Thank You’ greeting, then ink all around the edges using pink ink and a small sponge.

9. Cover the front of the sentiment with clear embossing ink then sprinkle the entire thing with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess before setting with a heat tool.


10. Fix the sentiment to the card front using tiny 3d foam pads than attach the flamingo on top followed by a sprinkling of orange sequins.

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