Happy Easter/Passover/Ramadan! I hope you are enjoying time with friends and family reflecting on religious holiday, if you celebrate. This Easter, my husband and I will attend an online service and just spend time together at home. School starts back up tomorrow after a week off for spring break, so it’s back to reality after a mini vacation.
For day 2, I’m sharing an easy background technique along with a new die set called Potted Pets. I used the bear in the set to create a koala instead. Koalas and leaves go hand in hand so I thought it was a more “appropriate” critter for my sentiment. I encourage you to look for ways to stretch your supplies and use them in unexpected ways to get a new look.
- Trim an A2 panel of patterned paper from Springing for Houndstooth Paper Pad and adhere to an A2 card base.
- Die cut a panel of white cardstock using the Double Stitched Rectangle STAX.
- Trim a panel of black cardstock to slightly larger than the white panel to matte behind it.
- Using your MFT dye ink cubes, swipe stripes of Sour Apple, Field Day, Cotton Candy, and light pink in the corners of the white panel.
- Splatter with diluted pink ink and white paint.
- Once the panel is dry, stamp a sentiment from Grow Together using Versafine Clair black ink. I usually use this black ink on top of mixed media.
- Die cut the bear and two types of leaves from Potted Pets Die-namics and color with copic markers. I used a YG combo on one leaf die cut and G on the other. I used several warm grays on the koala and pinks on the little flowers. Add details with a white pen and gems to the center of the flowers.
- Adhere everything together on the card front.
Hope you enjoyed this quick card! I love how cute this koala turned out. I thought about adding pieces of cotton ball to the ears for a little fuzz, but thought it looked ok without it. I tried to add that fuzzy bear texture with dots. What do you think? Thanks for stopping by!
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This is too cute! Love the colors.
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Thank you so much!