Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TGIF Challenge

I enjoyed making a card to enter into the first TGIF Challenge. I love the color combination of Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral and Pool Party!


I was so happy to see that the Kind Koala stamp is not on the Stampin' Up! Retiring List. I wanted to use this cute stamp again and decided to fussy cut the cute koala from some Crumb Cake card stock. I used a blender pen to add some Crumb Cake ink to the ears. The blender pen also allowed me to add Crushed Curry ink to the flower petals.

I originally intended to die cut a Crushed Curry oval to layer on my card until I realized that I am out of Crushed Curry card stock. Another easy way to add a pop of color is to ink the edges of your card stock with the Stamping Sponges.

Here is my finished card:

Supplies Used:
Stamp: Kind Koala
Card stock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake
Ink: Black Staz On, Crumb Cake, and Crushed Curry
Tools: Blender Pends, Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Stamping Sponges, Scissors, Trimmer
Accessories: Pool Party Baker's Twine (retired) & button (from the Everyday Occasions kit)

The new Stampin' Up! catalog goes live on June 2, 2015. Based on the demonstrator preview, this is my favorite catalog in my 6 years of stamping. If you do not have a demonstrator and want a free copy of this catalog (US only), feel free to email me at stampacrossthemiles@gmail.com.

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4 comments:

Kaitlyn Zumbach said...

Super cute card! It is such a major bummer when you realize you are out of something mid-project. Great save to sponge the edges instead! Thanks for joining us at TGIF!

Mercedes said...

You cute card made me smile & that is some impressive fussy cutting! Thanks for playing along with this weeks TGIF challenge!

Allison Okamitsu said...

That koala is just darling! Thanks for playing along with us at TGIF!

James Weber said...

Super cute! I want that stamp! Great use of the colours, too :-)