More beautiful birds, just for you! Today’s design features an iconic summertime bird that I’m sure you will love. See my latest, intricately designed cut file, and make your very own stained glass flamingo project.
This flamingo is my third exploration of this “stained glass” technique. I’ve also shared a blue heron and a swan design as well. I’ve been on a kick with birds lately, and I just want to keep making more and more of these lovely little pieces.
These vellum projects look fantastic with some light behind them! You can hang them in a window, or put them in a recessed frame with some backlighting, and they look stunning.
This flamingo is the result of a reader request, and I just think it is perfect for summer!
To make this project, all you need is:
- A Printer
- A Cutting Machine
- Hot Glue
- My Free Template
Note: if you’re planning on utilizing Cricut’s “print then cut” feature to do this project, make sure to ungroup all fo the layers first; then select everything, besides the “outline” layer, and hit flatten.
Once everything is printed and cut out, all you need to do is attach your vellum layer to your cardstock detail piece with a little hot glue—easy peasy!
I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other awesome freebies available on my blog!
Enjoy making your own stained glass flamingo! What other birds do you think would make a nice addition to this series?
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Terry SmithJuly 14, 2020 at 7:39 am (3 years ago)
I love flamingoes and this one is just perfect! Thank you Miss Mandee!
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)
You are very welcome Terry!! 🦩
Tracy stephens-woodJuly 14, 2020 at 8:20 am (3 years ago)
i would love to see you at work with your designing, any chance you do some videos for us of you working, i think a lot of people would love to see that to
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)
I’ve thought about doing this before, but I didn’t know if anyone would care. 😂
Thanks for letting me know that there is an interest!!
HelenJuly 14, 2020 at 10:41 am (3 years ago)
Love flamingos! How about a Hummingbird?
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)
Definitely! A hummingbird would be beautiful!! ❤️
Carla G HundleyJuly 14, 2020 at 9:28 am (3 years ago)
Awesome and thanks for
all your freebies! I think
some type of Owl would
be beautiful to create in
Carla from Utah
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 10:03 am (3 years ago)
You are very welcome! And I LOVE that idea!! An owl would be fantastic I think. 😊
Judi MarkelJuly 14, 2020 at 10:18 am (3 years ago)
This is very pretty, thank you so much. I love flamingo’s.
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)
Thanks Judi! I’m so glad you like it!!
Judi JohnsonJuly 14, 2020 at 12:48 pm (3 years ago)
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who wrote you about doing a Flamingo. But I am going to tell everyone it was my idea! LOL Thank you seeing this file made my day. I can’t wait to get started. Thank you Mandee I LOVE ut!
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm (3 years ago)
You are welcome to take all the credit Judi!! I’m so glad you like it. 😊
Andrea L ClarkJuly 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm (3 years ago)
This is beautiful! Did you used colored vellum? If so, where does one find that?
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 4:08 pm (3 years ago)
Thanks Andrea! I actually just used regular old translucent velum and printed the design on it using the “print then cut” feature on my Cricut machine. 😀
Brooke WelgusJuly 14, 2020 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)
Beautiful design. Thanks for sharing the download Miss Mandee!
I’m unable to open this file in canvas workspace (I know you use cricut), has anyone else had this happen? Is there a trick I am missing?
MandeeJuly 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)
You are very welcome Brooke!
Sorry that you are having trouble. I don’t know if this will help, but I did find this article about uploading SVG files to Canvas Workspace. I don’t know much about it, but there is a possibility that it might not like the layered nature of the file.
Brooke WelgusJuly 17, 2020 at 10:44 pm (3 years ago)
thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I’m getting an “unable to import. the file may not be supported”… I shall try putting it onto USB and putting it straight onto my Scan N Cut! Thanks for your amazing designs <3
Susan RenshawJuly 14, 2020 at 7:40 pm (3 years ago)
Could you do a pelican? Please?
MandeeJuly 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)
I do love pelicans! I will add that one to my list. 😊
JennyJuly 20, 2020 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)
This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it! I made the blue heron a few months ago. I cut it on plain vellum and colored it in with markers. It has a beautiful stained glass effect. I have it hanging in my craft room window. I think a cardinal would be great for Christmas time, if you’re looking for ideas…
MandeeJuly 22, 2020 at 12:43 pm (3 years ago)
Thank you Jenny! Coloring it in my hand is a fantastic idea!! I’m sure it turned out beautifully. 😊
And I love your idea of doing a cardinal around Christmas time too!