Kind Koala Thinking of You – Stampin’ Up!

I used the Kind Koala and the Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers to create my card to share today.

Kind Koala - Stamp WIth Amy K

My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #146.

Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 3.01.19 PMI started by embossing a panel of Pistachio Pudding card stock with the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.  I adhered the embossed panel to a panel of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock with SNAIL, then to a Calypso Coral card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Kind Koala 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a strip of Gold Soiree DSP to the card front with SNAIL, then added a strip of Sweet Sadie Designer Washi Tape over it.  I stamped the image from the Kind Koala stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on a Whisper White panel.

Kind Koala 2 - Stamp With Amy K

I colored the images with my Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Blush (from the Skintone Assortment Pack) Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.  When coloring the images, I started by coloring the entire image with the Light Marker first, then I went back and added a little Dark and Medium.  I added a touch of color with the Blush Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker to the koala’s cheeks.  Once I was finished coloring, I punched the top with the Angled Tag Topper Punch and the bottom with the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  I added a strip of Calypso Coral Card Stock under the scalloped edge for a little more contrast.

Kind Koala 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I punched flowers with the punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack from Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding card stocks.  I adhered them with Glue Dots to the tag, then colored Pearl Basic Jewels with my Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker for the centers.  I tied several strands of Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine through the hole punch at the top of the tag, then adhered the tag to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Gold Soiree DSP - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a strip of Gold Soiree DSP to a strip of Calypso Coral card stock, then to a Whisper White card base to complete the inside of the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

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Stamp With Amy K August Card Class
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Card Stock Cuts for the card:
  • Calypso Coral – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base, 1/2″ x 2″ strip, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch, 5/8″ x 4″ strip (inside card)
  • Crisp Cantaloupe -4″ x 5-1/4″ panel, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack punch
  • Pistachio Pudding – 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panel
  • Whisper White – 2″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside card)
  • Gold Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3/4″ x 3″ strip, 1/2″ x 4″ strip (inside card)

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

6 thoughts on “Kind Koala Thinking of You – Stampin’ Up!

  1. Amy, I love the way you colored those cute koala cheeks, your color combo and the way you did your twine. Nicely done!

  2. Oh wow Amy, love the colors you choose – so happy and cheery 🙂 I also really love the twine accent, what a perfect embellishment to pop from your card! Love the embossing folder, still on my wish list but you are making all these cool cards with it, I’m going to have to get it along with the koala bear too. 😉 Another super great detail is the dsp strip with the washi tape behind your tag, such a small detail that pulls the whole card together!

    *so glad you’re ok with all the smilies I use, sometimes I just get caught up and try to express myself 😉 lol!

  3. This is such a cute card – that koala is adorable! And I love that color combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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