Jul 30 2015

CCMC356 Kind Koala

It’s Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  It’s a color challenge this week, grab your stamps and ink pads and play along!


CCMC366 copy
I was running behind this week in creating my card and when I saw a preview of what the rest of the Challenge Team was doing, I noticed that most of them used flowers.  So, I was on a mission to NOT use flowers on my card.  But…you know…flowers are my FAVORITE, right?  So…I pulled out a stamp that has only seen love a couple times, Kind Koala.  I need to send a “thinking of you” card so it was perfect to use.


CCMC366 Kind Koala
Here are the details:

  • The base is 4-1/4 x 11 Perfect Plum, folded in half.
  • The next layer is 4 x 5-1/4 Sahara Sand, embossed with the Happy Heart Embossing folder.
  • I cut a 1-1/2 x 5 piece of Mint Macaron striped In Colors Collection Designer Paper and added it to a 4 x 5 piece of Whisper White, then I cut it with the Lots of Labels framelit, making sure to leave enough room for my image.
  • I stamped the Kind Koala with Black Stazon Ink, then colored with Sahara Sand and Perfect Plum Markers.  I took a Blender Pen and smoothed out the lines made by the marker.
  • In the center of the flower, I placed a Perfect White Accent.
  • I cut a small piece of Mint Macaron Lace Ribbon, tied a knot and added it to the card with Mini Glue Dots.

I like…how about you?  I hope my friend likes it, too!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


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9 People have left comments on this post

Jul 30, 2015 - 03:07:28
Joanne James said:

Love this little guy – how cute! I love the panel of striped paper along the edge of the framelit – this is a neat touch and the heart embossing behind also adds subtle detail. Great card Connie!

Jul 30, 2015 - 07:07:46
Lucy said:

What a fun sweet card!!

Jul 30, 2015 - 02:07:22

So, so cute and clever! I love the koala in Sahara Sand! The Dsp on 1/3 of the die cut is a great idea too!

Jul 30, 2015 - 08:07:35

Such a sweet card with the hearts background and that cute little koala! DSP on the diecut is a great touch too!

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:07:47
Lisa Martz said:

Really cute! Love how you added the striped paper to the edge of the framelit! What a clever idea!

Jul 31, 2015 - 07:07:27
kel said:

love this! such a sweet card.

Jul 31, 2015 - 09:07:03
Lisa Young said:

The stripes down the side is such a clever idea. I love how you always come up with details like that! Super cute card!

Jul 31, 2015 - 04:07:33
Carol Carriveau said:

He is such a sweet little bear…love your colors!

Aug 1, 2015 - 07:08:35
Chris Slogar said:

Very sweet card! The designer paper on the labels shape is so pretty – will be CASEing that idea for sure! Love this!