Koala-Ty Friend by Elin

Hi, crafty friends. There’s a brand new release out today from Rachelle Anne Miller, and as usual, it’s super adorable. This time, it’s 6 little mini scene creators, and I couldn’t help but choose the koala for my card today (there’s also a duck, bunny, owl, bear and monkey in this release).

|I’m usually a pretty slow card maker, but this came together sooo quickly. The card, start to finish, including the coloring, took me just over half an hour. I don’t think I’ve ever created a card this quickly. Yes, it’s simple, but most of my cards are, and they still usually take me way longer than this to create.

I printed the image fairly small on a piece of X-Press It blending card. I wanted it to fit the width of a top fold A2 card. I colored the image and letters with Copics, then used a border die from Lawn Fawn to create a nice detail on the top and bottom. Using a black Glaze pen, I added a little bit of shine and dimension to the eyes, and on the koala I also added white dots with a Gelly Roll 05 pen once the black was dry.

I wanted a soft background and chose this pretty yellow chevron pattern from the Wallpaper Patterns 6×6″ paper pad from My Favorite Things. I let it cover the entire card base and mounted my colored panel near the top of the card using foam tape.

I love dimension on my cards, and for cards that are this simple, it makes a big difference.

I added a few yellow pearls from the Beach Dreams mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards for a finishing touch. The end result is a clean and simple card, with just enough detail to make it interesting.

Super simple color palette.


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