Kookaburra and Koala by Elin

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Hi, crafty friends. I have a Christmas card to share today, featuring this adorable kookaburra and koala image from Rachelle Anne Miller. Yes, it’s February, and I’m creating holiday cards. This will be very handy in November, and I won’t have to scramble last minute to get my cards finished in time. Also, it’s definitely still winter here, slippery as an ice rink and no fun outside, so card making is a safer option.

I colored the cute little scene with Copics and put it aside while I worked on the rest of my card. On a separate piece of X-Press It blending card I blended the same three blueish teal colors that I used for the kookaburra and the ornaments to create an ombré effect, and used the Merry Script die from Mama Elephant to create part of a sentiment that would match my coloring. I added three white die cuts behind it for dimension to make it stand out on my card.

I used the largest die in the A2 Stitched Rectangles STAX 2 set from My Favorite Things along with the Selfie Square die, also from MFT, and die cut both from a piece of Stamper’s Select White cardstock from Papertrey Ink. I then used the Watercolor Stripes stencil from Altenew and ink blended Jalapeño Popper ink from MFT very softly onto the white cardstock for a subtle background.

For the word christmas I used part of a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Holiday stamp set from MFT and stamped that using Jalapeño Popper ink. It’s hard to believe it’s the same color that I used for the ink blending, right?

I put foam tape behind my ink blended background and adhered everything to a cardbase I created from Jalapeño Popper cardstock from MFT, before scattering a few sequins from the White Orchid Sequin Mix from Little Things from Lucy’s Cards to finish my card. I used the stencil from Altenew to add a little interest to the envelope, as well.

Simple color palette. A little unusual for a Christmas card, but I really wanted those blues from the kookaburra to stand out.

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