Sunday, August 17, 2014

Kind Koala for The Paper Players

Happy Sunday! I'm glad you stopped by to check out my latest card for The Paper Players challenge. This week is a Clean-and-Simple Child's Birthday theme challenge from LeAnne. I was a little scared when I first read this challenge for a couple of reasons. First, my supplies of children related stamps is almost nonexistent and second, clean-and-simple is always a challenge. My only good option was to alter the Kind Koala stamp and combine it with a balloon stamp to give it a different purpose. Thinking I had stumbled onto an original idea I did a quick Google search and found the talented Brian King had beat me to it. That's okay, my card looks completely different. The patterned paper is from the discontinued Sunshine & Sprinkles dsp and I colored the Koala with Cool Gray Copic markers. Do you consider paper pieced balloons simple? I wasn't sure, so I did it anyway. To get the stamps to line up I stamped a masked portion of the balloon image onto the white cardstock. Then I stamped a masked portion of the Koala stamp onto a different piece of cardstock which was then fussy-cut and aligned under the balloons. The string was drawn on and then I stamped the birthday wishes at the bottom. It wasn't hard but it was time consuming and I really like how it turned out. Isn't the Koala cute with balloons? Since I spent so much time on this card I'm also entering it into the Seize the Birthday Anything Goes Birthday Challenge.

Need some more inspiration? Check out the marvelous clean-and-simple cards The Paper Players design team created! We can't wait to see your card in the gallery! The challenge is open until Noon (PST)  on Friday, August 22nd. Enjoy the rest of your day!


Koala and sentiment by Stampin' Up! and Balloons by Stampabilities.

17 comments:

  1. Very cute Andrea! The balloons are perfect. I didn't know they we not part if the original stamp until I read your post!

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  2. This little Koala is adorable! I never part with my stamps! I know I look like a hoarder, but I might need to pull one out! I am like you, Andrea! CAS is painful for me. Your card is fabulous and would bring a smile to any child's face! XX

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  3. The two stamps are a perfect fit together! Cute idea Andrea!

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  4. Oh, this is adorable! I love the paper pieced balloons!! What a great way to use the Koala stamp!

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  5. What a cute card! Love the paper pieced balloons!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

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  6. Very cute card for a child! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  7. I love how you stepped up Kind Koala and made him be so celebratory! The addition of the balloons is perfect...a great way to show the many ways a stamp can be used!

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  8. Great card Andrea - I love the paper-pieced balloons! This little koala has so many possibilities doesn't he?

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  9. Andrea,
    I really love your sweet card and the coloring on that darling panda. So well done!

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  10. This little koala is adorable, Andrea! Especially love your paper piecing on the balloons!

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  11. I love the koala for a birthday card. I also love the balloons he is holding. Perfect kiddie card. Gorgeous.
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  12. Such a cute kids card. Very adorable stamp and clever to switch from flowers to balloons.

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  13. This little guy is so cute with his balloon bouquet! Love your paper piecing & combination of images. :)

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  14. What a clever idea! You still came up with it on your own, so it totally counts :) This is a perfect child's birthday card - cute & adorable!

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  15. Great card, I love how you combined these two stamps! Jo x

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  16. Love the sweet koala image, and a great way to get more out of the stamp. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

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