i had this american crafts floral paper in my hand last week, but it wasn't quite the right home for a flamingo, so i moved on. i hadn't stopped thinking about it though, so i had a head start when i sat down to make this week's card. as soon as i saw this week's sketch saturday, i was smitten (see below) so that took care of positioning. a white flower, badge center and velvet holly leaves were all pretty straightforward. believe it or not, the hardest part was finding a sentiment which made sense, fit the space, and didn't clash!!!
as i said, my layout was inspired by the current sketch saturday (#538), which i think you'll agree is pretty awesome:
be sure to hop over and see stephanie's card at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ then cruise the kalikimaka gallery for even more inspiration!