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May 19, 2023

A High Koality Birthday Party!

Hi crafty friends!

I’m back again with another card in my Sweet Scenes Series for Heffy Doodle! I did some stenciling, ink blending and coloring for this fun birthday card.

Let’s see how this card came together!

I started by ink blending an A2 sized panel of Bristol Smooth cardstock (4,25 x 5,5 inches). I took out my beloved Distress Oxides and blending brushes and went wild with my favorite Oxide combination: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet.

I placed the Build A Bamboo stencil on top of my panel and I pounced on the stems with Distress Oxide in the color Lost Shadow. I did want to add a little extra something for my leaves, so for those, I used Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste in the color Sea Green. I let it dry for about an hour. In the meantime, I could work on my images.

Tip: Always clean your stencil immediately when you use pastes. Otherwise, you will never get it clean again.

I stamped a few images from the sweet Koality Hugs stamp set in Lawn Fawn Jet Black ink on alcohol marker friendly cardstock. I always let the ink dry for about 5 minutes before I move on to coloring.

These were the Copic Combinations I used:

  • Leaves: G02 – G00 – G000
  • Branch: E15 – E13 – E11
  • Koalas: W4 – W2 – W0 / N6 – N4 / R00 – R000 / R22 – R30
  • Accessories: Y35 – Y15 – Y13 / R85 – R83 – R81

When the coloring was done, I die cut my images with the coordinating dies and the mini die cutting machine.

To frame the scene, I used the Elm Street dies. I cut the frame out of a regular white cardstock. I added dimension with the Heffy Doodle foam strips and placed it on top of the ink blended and stenciled panel.

Time to add all the images. I fiddled around a bit, I didn’t know where I wanted to place them all. I also needed to add a sentiment somewhere… So when I was (finally) happy, I adhered all the sweet koalas. Some were put down with liquid glue, others were popped up with foam squares.

I heat embossed the sentiment from the same Koality Hugs stamp set on black cardstock. I stamped it with Versamark ink, sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool.

Tip: You can prep your cardstock with an antistatic powder tool. This makes sure you don’t get excessive powder where you don’t want it!

I die cut the sentiment with a sentiment banner and placed it on my card panel as well. Last thing I did was add my completed card on a white side folded card base.

This finishes off my card for today! It’s always good to have some birthday cards on hand when you need them!

Thank you SO much for taking the time to be here. Have a great weekend!

Love, Jarle x

May 19, 2023

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