Monday, June 29, 2020

Flamingo Anniversary - Lots-o'-Dots Scrap Background

Hi, Friends........

I am here with an anniversary card to share today. This was a special request and I knew which background I wanted to try out. I often make my "Strips-o'-Scraps" backgrounds with strips of a variety of patterned papers glued onto solid cardstock. But today I am introducing my "Lots-o'-Dots" scrap background. :)

I have sooooooooooooo many scraps of pretty papers and I got this idea of punching them with my 1" hole punch for a fun background. You can use a circle (or other shape) die for this, too, but nothing knocks out a pile of scraps faster than punch-punch-punch. This proved to be a great way to burn through a whole bunch of odd-shaped pieces in my scrap bags. It was totally addicting to watch my wastebasket fill up with the narrow frameworks of the leftovers!!  (Did it make a dent in my scrap bags???? No....but it was loads of fun!!! Ha.)

I used a fun flamingo image and really love how the circles in the background echo the curvy necks and round bodies of the birds. I colored the flamingos to coordinate with the pink background.....which took some creative blending of two different Spectrum Noir markers since they don't have this color of pink. I think I matched it pretty well. I added some white accents with a gel pen.

Supplies used include:
Gina K. Designs - Cuddles & Hugs stamp set (retired)
Thrift store sentiment stamp of unkn origin
Tsukineko - Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Spectrum Noir Markers
Winnie & Walter - Big Hugs with Evelin T Designs die set - retired
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangles die set
Scraps for my background, mat, and focal panel
Sakura - White Gel Pen (medium point)

Hope you liked this fun card!! Thank you so much for stopping by today.

We have reverted back to our chilly rainy weather and I might need to build a fire in the woodstove tonight. Brrrr! It's supposed to warm up and be nice again for July 4th, though. Yay!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #381 - Use Snippets
2. TCP Tuesday Challenge #369 - Patterned Paper
3. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #444-#445 - Anything Goes
4. Let's Craft and Create Challenge #160 - AG w/ opt of Punch-It
5. Papercraft Challenge #59 - Geometric
6. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #117
7. All Sorts Week #578 - So Cute
8. Creative Fingers Challenge #189 - AG
9. Crafty Hazelnut's June Patterned Paper Challenge

10. Double Trouble Challenge #60 - Thing 1 only Something, Anything


  1. I love this! What a great idea for the background - you've given me an idea for doing something similar with a totally different punch.

  2. Super card and a brilliant way of using your patterned scraps. Thanks for the inspiration - I have SO many scraps. xx

  3. Such sweet Flamingos, many thanks for joining in with our 'So Cute' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. Thanks for joining in with my challenge for So Cute at Allsorts.

  5. This is so cute Love the pink .Lis

  6. Love the pink flamingos. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Let's Craft and Create and look forward seeing your next card with us soon. Nancy Hills, Design Team Member for Let's Craft and Create

  7. Great idea to make your background this way.
    Thank you for sharing this cheerful card at our challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

    -xiss- Renate.
    (DT Papercraft Challenges)

  8. CAS and nice use of different papers for your background circles...adorable and fun card and thanks for sharing with Double Trouble.

  9. This is fun! I love those sweet flamingos! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

  10. Fabulous and cute card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  11. Indeed a very cute project, thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

  12. Oh you clever sausage! Throw a spiced oven ready chicken in the oven - that'll warm the place up. Great idea!


    Di xx

  13. Janis - love your flamingos! I've never tried using scraps as circle background before - what a clever idea! I live in Idaho, too! It's always great to see the creativity of "neighbors". Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  14. Very fun anniversary card with the flamingos and the circle background.


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