It’s Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. This time I mixed and matched older and newer stamps, dies and stencils to create a very summery birthday card. With the yellow, grey, gold colour combination it is not just very festive, but can be gifted to guys too, yay!
I started with stenciling the background directly on a white top folding card base. I used the Circle Masquerade stencil with Scattered Straw Distress Oxide ink and then placed the Simply Radiant stencil over it and added SSS Citrine Glitz Glitter gel. It looks lovely, the reveal time when we remove the stencils is always so exciting!
Then I die cut the Leafy Laurel die from grey cardstock and from black cardstock and layered them on top of each other tiny offset for a shadow look. I embellished it with tiny yellow die cut flowers and added Studio Katia Gold Sparkle Crystals in the middle of each.
I stamped and coloured the cute koala and accessories from the Koality Hugs stamp set using Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: BG7, BG5, BG4, BG2, BG1, BG05, GB5, CT3, CT1, FS7, FS6. I used the coordinating die to cut them out. I love how the coordinating dies cut around the paws so I could tuck the present under them easily.
For the sentiment I die cut the word Happy from the Stitched Birthday Trio Frame die set from gold glitter and black cardstock, adhered them on top of each other like I did with the laurel. The rest of the sentiment I white heat embossed on black cardstock and cut it out with the Wavy Banner die – it coordinates perfectly!
After adhering everything in place and popping up the koala with thick 3D foam tape, I used a clear shimmer pen on the party hat and present and some glossy accents on the nose and ribbon as finishing touches.
I wish you enjoyed my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!