This is a quote I found on Wikapedia:
"Clevelanders still associate polka music, white socks, and pink plastic flamingo and yard globe lawn ornaments with Parma, Ohio."
While I don't see too many of the plastic critters around any more, I couldn't help but think of those, rather than the real animal when making this card a while back...lol!
The stamp is from the Sparkle N Sprinkle set named Art Deco (It's on sale this month too!) and I was able to match some tropical paper to my one left over flower from a project from last summer :) It would make a good bon voyage card for someone going somewhere warm and sunny! Or in my case, an old friend who no longer lives in Parma :)
I heat embossed the image with Dragonfruit (EP410) embossing powder, I used lots of Dazzling Rose (G1085) glitter along the edges, and even embellished a clothes pin with it.
The complete details can be found in my gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle.