Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Shake It Up!

A few weeks ago The Friday Mashup had a challenge that involved making a shaker card with an animal (The Friday Mashup! #175.  I didn't have time to play along that week but I loved the idea and knew what I wanted to try!  This weekend I had a chance to play around in my stamp room so I decided to make a card with this challenge in mind.

Here is the card I made:

I knew I wanted to use the Kind Koala stamp !  I love this stamp.  I have used it on so many cards already.

I also knew I wanted to convert the flower into balloons.  I figured he was already holding something so why not balloons??

I wasn't sure how the balloons would turn out so I did what I do best and just started.  I figured paper is plentiful in  my house so I could always start again if I needed to.  The good news is that the balloons worked out the first time!  I was shocked.  Of course there are ways I could improve, but I am happy with the first attempt.

For the Koala I ended up stamping the Koala onto Baked Brown Sugar cardstock and fussy cutting him out.  It looked better than markers and I wanted to stick with the 2013-2015 In-Colors.

This card is going to my niece at college.  She is a Freshman and I hope it adds a smile to her day.

Stamp Set: Kind Koala
Colors: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Black ink (I used the Memento ink pad because I wasn't sure if would use the blendabilities or not)
Accessories: Circle framelit dies, In Color sequins, 2013-2015 In-color thick baker's twine

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