Hi everyone! Kim here with a cute koala doodle-pop from Doodlebug Designs and a confession…I have a habit of hoarding my doodle-pops! I know, I know they are meant to be used but I sure do love looking through them and sometimes find it hard to use them up. That being said they really do make the cutest addition to cards.
I started off wanting to create some background paper with the koala stamps from the Hero Arts stamp set Realistic Animals. Using Gina K. Designs Amalgam ink in whisper I stamped the images all over the paper. It looked amazing at first and then once it dried I found that it was super hard to see which completely defeated the purpose. I didn’t want to completely lose the sheet so I decided to use it to frame the koala.
I had some paper in my stash that was covered in leaves and I thought it would be perfect for using as a background. While trimming the paper down the leaves seemed to lend themselves perfectly to being cut out and a few of them popped up with some pop dot pieces. Some cards you may spend quite some time coloring an image or spend some time doing an ink technique or playing with embossing paste but so often when I am using a doodle-pop as a main focus the card comes together so quickly that I find myself looking it over extra long to see what I missed.
QUICK TIP: WHEN USING POP DOTS BE SURE TO USE PARTS OF THE PANEL LEFT BEHIND AFTER USING THE DOTS. THEY CAN BE CUT UP AND USED FOR WHATEVER SIZE YOU MAY NEED!
Also the sentiment that was used on this card came from the Hero Arts stamp set Realistic Animals. I love this little koala’s face so sweet!
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you find some time for yourself today.
It’s Kim again. I am here today with some super cute critters from Avery Elle. I don’t fussy cut too often but when I do I really go for it! ( I had little hands and heads all over my desk.) I stamped everyone in Gina K Designs amalgam black ink then colored them using my copics. I realize as I am telling you all about this that I didn’t think to make note of the colors I used (forehead slap). Sorry about that I will do my best to get that down in the future. (This is how we learn, right?)
QUICK TIP: When placing multiple items on a card it can be useful to lay all the elements out the way you want them before glueing anything down and ALSO taking a quick pic once you get it all how you want it so you don’t have to try to remember what you just did. (Learn from me people!)
I wanted them all to be peeking out of something so I used an Avery Elle die I had in my stash that put a hole in the center for me. Used paper from Bo Bunny’s Natural Necessities paper pad and got everything adhered down with some liquid glue. Dotted their eyes and the koala’s nose with a black glaze pen to make them shiny. So excited to use Scrapping For Less’ “hooray” die at the bottom of the card as a big sentiment! Then stamped the “Let’s Party” which came in the Avery Elle Peek-A-Boo Pals stamp set in Versafine black onyx ink. This stamp set was a lot of fun and I really liked having their little paws to place separately.
Thank you so much for stopping in and checking out this card! I hope you take some time for yourself and get crafty.