It's time for the Paper Players weekly challenge. This week is a CAS challenge with a child's theme. Honestly, I totally missed the fact that it was a child's BIRTHDAY, and did a get well. So apologies for that!
Elizabeth, my partner Rick's neice's 11 year old daughter, was just diagnosed with Leukemia. She is currently resident at the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, TN. So I thought this was the perfect time to promote Flamingo Lingo. It would work for either birthday or get well! It's Stampin' Up!'s 2014-15 Ronald McDonald House stamp set found inside the back inside cover of the 2014-15 Annual Catalog. $3 of each stamp set sold goes to RMHC Together we can make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
- To line the flamingos up so perfectly, you have to use a Stamp-a-ma-jig! It is an amzing tool which truly does not get its due. I created a post it note mask of the front half of the flamingo. I made a light pencil mark where the right edge of the stamp was on the bottom edge of the paper. Then I made five pencil marks 5/8" apart from that first pencil mark and lined the edge of my SAMJ with each of the marks when I stamped the different colors, moving left to right. Of course I masked the previous stamped image each time.
- The Stampin' Write markers work great to apply controlled color on the sentiment stamp. A quick huff before you stamp ensures enough moisture to get a great image. Then just punch it out with the Oval Punch and mount it on the Scallop Oval Punch.
- The ribbon I used on this project is no longer available, however the 1/4" Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon will work perfectly. Simple!