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May 13, 2017 in My Favorite Things - 12 Comments



Hi there and welcome to my first post on my brand new blog! I’m really excited to share my creative adventures and today I’m sharing a card using the new My Favorite Things “Cuddly Koalas” stamp set. Who doesn’t love a koala? These little guys are adorable!

I first die-cut the background from 80lb. Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock using the My Favorite Things Stitched dome frames die-namics. I then drew a line for the ground using a Copic multiliner pen, cut a mask for the ground using eclipse tape and inked the sunrise above the masked area with Memento ink in Cantaloupe and Dandelion using a sponge dauber.

I removed the mask and colored the ground with Copic markers and adhered this piece towards the bottom right of a 4 ” x 5 1/4″ piece of white cardstock. Then, I adhered the stitched frame portion of the die-cut to the background piece.

I colored the koala, branch and tree with Copics and die-cut each image with the coordinating die-namics dies, adhering them to the right side of the background.

For the sentiment, I punched a label shape from My Favorite Things patterned paper using an EK Success punch, stamped the sentiment (this is a HeroArts stamp) and matted the punched shape on kraft cardstock.  I punched a small hole in the left side of the label and tied a piece of twine through the hole. Then, I adhered the label shape using dimensional adhesive. I chose a dark brown cardstock for the card base to really make the koala scene pop.

Hope you enjoyed my card for today and thanks for stopping by!


Cathy Chapdelaine

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  • Debbie Franklin May 13, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    It’s absolutely adorable. I love it. You are one of the most talented people I know. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. I will be watching you. Lol

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:57 am

      Thanks, Debbie! You’re making me blush:)

  • Carol Hawkins May 13, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Love it. Congratulations on the new blog.

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Thank you, Carol!

  • Amy Garigan May 14, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Cute card and great explanation on your blog.

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:51 am

      Thanks, Amy!

  • Angie R. May 14, 2017 at 12:59 am

    This is high koala-ty creativity right here! It is totes adorbs. Your blog has a nice, sunny vibe to it.

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Lol! Very witty, Angie! Made me giggle:)

  • Sue Gustafson May 14, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Congratulations on your new blog. This card is absolutely adorable!

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:50 am

      Thanks, Sue! Having fun with it already!

  • Helen Pigott May 14, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Best of luck sugar xxx

    • Cathy Chapdelaine May 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

      Thanks, Helen!

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