Monday, 23 November 2015

Koala Christmas Card!

Koala Christmas Card

Just look at this adorable Christmas card that I created using two different stamp sets. I saw the little Koala with his paw up and thought that he would look so cute holding up some decorations. Then I saw the branch on the Joyful Garland stamp set and the design came to me!

The Operation Smile stamp set is called Animal Greetings D1679 $27
Isn't it sweet?! You will find it on the back cover of your current Annual Inspirations Idea Book, available until August 2016.
We donate $7USD from each purchase to Operation Smile, an organisation that provides surgeries for children with cleft lips and palates. Light up some smiles!

 The other stamp set I used is called Joyful Garland B1489 and it is only available to Hostesses or Consultants. If you host a Gathering with a couple of friends and your sales reach $200, you can get this stamp for FREE with your Host credits. Or place an order with me for $200 and you can also get your Hostess Rewards! Of course if you join my team as a Consultant, you can order any of the Hostess Rewards for yourself! You can find it on page 5 of our Holiday Expressions and is only available until the end of December 2015.

Let me show you how to make it!

The recipe for the card is Pattern #28 from  Make It From Your Heart Vol 2.

I used one of our Value Pack White Daisy card bases. 

Cut a Cranberry and a Topiary Cardstock Piece 4 x 1 3/4". Cut a White Pines B&T 4 x 1/2" then use a dauber to colour the edges of the three pieces in Black Exclusive Ink. Adhere these to the card as shown. Using Memento Ink, stamp the koala on a scrap of White Daisy then the branch and the three ornaments. Stamp the Merry Christmas with Cranberry Ink. 
Colour in with our ShinHan Alcohol Markers. The koala's tummy is Pastel Peach, body is Warm Grey, nose is Clay and cheeks are Tender Pink. Draw over the branch with a little Sap Green then colour the ornaments with Carmine and Golden Yellow. 
Cut the piece down leaving 1/4" border around your stamping. Mine is 2 1/2 x 3"Next use a dauber to colour the edges with Topiary Ink. Adhere a 5 1/4" strip of Gold Shimmer Trim 3/4" up from the bottom of the mats on your card. Apply 3D-foam tape to the back of your stamped piece and adhere to your card.

Here are some more cute cards I made using the Animal Greetings Stamp Set, scraps of fundamentals papers from our last Idea Book and Kaleidoscope papers from the current Idea Book.

Thanks for looking!