Wanna’ see something cute? Of course you do! The Kind Koala stamp stole my heart during my first pass through the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog. Today, I’m using my Blendabilities to shade in the little marsupial. I also made some changes to the image – can you tell what’s different?
- Personalizing Koala. Personalizing Koala – sounds like a great Independent Film, doesn’t it? 🙂 This single stamp comes with the sentiment “thinking of you,” and he’s holding a cute flower in his paws. I couldn’t imagine a time when I would ever send a “thinking of you” card with such an adorable image (in my dream world, thinking of you cards are filled with landscapes, sunsets and beautiful flowers). So…I simply trimmed off the words before I mounted the stamp. I didn’t cut off the flower, but I did mask it before stamping it here. I added some Crystal Effects to his nose to give it a shiny texture (probably closer to the nose on a child’s stuffed animal than an actual koala).
- Blendabilities. I’m no expert with the Blendabilities, but I’ve played around with them just enough to feel happy about my creations. The kola is colored with three of the Skin Tone Markers (Nude, Ivory and Blush). I then used the Color Lifter Marker to highlight his back and head. The balloon, from Sketched Birthday, is colored with the two lightest markers from the Rich Razzleberry Assortment. Oh! I also used the fine tip of the lightest color in the Rich Razzleberry Assortment to color the border around the Happy Birthday sentiment. There’s more about the Blendabilities below! Yippee!
- Cropping the Centerpiece. Once I had the koala and balloon in place, I used the Project Life Framelits to crop the whole picture. What a great tool to have when building a centerpiece for a card! Everything else just worked its way around this framelit.
Stamp Sets: Kind Koala, Sketched Birthday Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blendabilities (Rich Razzleberry Assortment, Skin Tone Assortment) Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla Accessories: Project Life Cards & Frames Framelits, Project Life Corner Rounder, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits
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