Monday, August 4, 2014

SSINK - kind koala color challenge

This little koala came in my favorite brown box last week and I couldn't wait to get him all inky. However, I had to do a little minor adjustment to this single wood mount stamp. You see...he started out looking like this...

The words "thinking of YOU" are attached to the stamp.

Although I thought it was cute, I wanted him to be a little more versatile, so before mounting the stamp I trimmed off the words and so now I only have the koala with the flower. I normally don't recommend butchering your stamps, but in this case I knew I would use him more without the words. It was tough to trim off the bottom, so you will see that there is part where it doesn't stamp as crisp as the rest of the outline of the koala. The risk I took! ;)

This card is a little thank you for all of my Craft Cleanout Sale participants and since there were 15 who joined me, I needed a quick and easy card to duplicate 15 times! I opted for using the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. These are smaller cards already pre-cut and folded and include envelopes...20 cards for only $5.95! Easy to whip up a handful of cards lickety-split!

I used the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration August Color Challenge to help inspire me. Not gonna lie...the Mossy Meadow color threw me for a loop (still waiting for the dark green to grow on me!), but in the end the splash of green was a good compliment to the extra heavy Strawberry Slush I used!

Stamp Sets
Kind Koala, Big News (thank you!)
Black Stazon, Tempting Turquoise, Blender Pen used with Smokey Slate & Crumb Cake ink pads, Strawberry Slush Marker
Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Mossy Meadow, 2013-2015 In-Color Background DSP (Strawberry Slush Chevron)
SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Brights Candy Dots (Tempting Turquoise)
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bitty Banners Framelits

Come on by to see what the other designers have created with this color combo.We would love for you to come play along, too! We post a new color combo on the 1st Monday of each month. We also have a card sketch on the 2nd Monday and a Layout Sketch on the 3rd Monday.  Click on the badge below to take you to our blog!


Cynthia said...

such a cute little thank you card. Easy and the color combo works great!

Julie Davison said...

So smart! I wish I had thought to side mount the greeting on this stamp! Great card, Heidi!

Kathy Peck said...

Thus card is adorable. Great use of the colors.

Kim Ryden said...

LOVE this card! I have been debating this one! ADORBS!

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