Gerda Steiner Designs – Thinking of YOU-CALYPTUS

Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to be guesting again for Gerda Steiner Designs. Since 2014, I join Gerda for a few extra spots each year and I enjoy it so much! Gerda’s stamps are extra sweet, aren’t they?

Today, I’m showcasing the You’re Koalafied stamp set and here is what I came up with: 

Oh my… this set is the cutest! I couldn’t resist doing a card with these sweet koalas. I went for a clean and simple scene. I first created a sky background on a top-folded card base. I sponged blue Distress ink over a cloud border that I used as a mask. I stamped the koala hanging in the Eucalyptus on white cardstock in black ink. I then masked the koala and stamped the image again. I drew the missing lines with a black pen. It’s a perfect way to stretch a stamp and get two images from one stamp. So there I had an Eucalyptus with a koala and one without koala. I went ahead and colored the images and cut them out with scissors. I stamped the sentiment in black ink on top of the clouds and adhered the images with foam pads to the card base for more dimension. I trimmed the excess that extended over the sides of the panel. To finish off the card, I glued a tiny red heart below the sentiment. Yes... a tiny (red) heart is always somewhere on my cards LOL! 

Here is the stamp set I used: 

I hope you enjoyed this card inspiration! I will be back later this month with a second card. Don’t forget to visit GSD’s blog for more inspiration!

Have a wonderful day…

♥ Francine 


Susi said…
Super cute! The sentiment made me smile :-)
Anonymous said…
Toujours de très belles créations, bravo j'adore.
Amitiés Rachel du Valais
Barb Ghig said…
Gorgeous coloring on the Koala's and trees, Francine! I love how he's smiling, yet hanging on for dear life :) Such a darling card!
Christina said…
What a beautiful sweet card! Your coloring is amazing and I really like that blue distress ink you used on sponging the clouds. May I ask which blue is it? Thank you.