My dad is all about KOALA-ty time with his family. So when I saw the adorable Papa and baby koalas from the Clearly Besotted “Just the Two of Us” stamp set (retired), I knew I had to use it to create a Father’s Day card for him.

I started with a blue card base and then used the adorable Lawn Fawn “Quilted Backdrop Die” to create a clean white overlay. Then I used a couple of pale blue and mid-tone blue scraps of card stock that I cut down with one of the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Die Set.  I used the lighter one for the main background, but to add a bit of interest, I blended on clouds using the My Favorite Things Clouds Stencil with Broken China Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Then for the adorable koalas, I Copic colored them with the following colors:
W0, W1, W5 W7, W9, R30 and E43
I also used a Uniball Signo White Gel Pen to add some white fur texture and highlights to the papa koala’s eyes, and a Copic Multiliner Pen in 0.03 pt to re-define and darken the eyes and noses of both koalas.
Then I fussy cut them using my favorite Fiskars Spring Loaded Scissors and inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker.
Lastly, I colored up a plain white card stock scrap with W5 and YG25 and used an My Favorite Things Grassy Hills Die-namics Die (if not available near you, there is a similar Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillside Borders Die) with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares Die Set to add a grassy ground on which the koalas could sit.

The sentiment, which was also from the Clearly Besotted “Just the Two of Us” stamp set, was stamped with VersaMark Ink heat embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail White Embossing Powder onto the last scrap of the pale blue card stock. For the inside card liner, I stamped out “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY” from the Kindred Stamps “Galactic Adventures” stamp set (which happened to still be sitting on my cluttered desk from my last card), and I used an old rub-on grouping of graphic flowers that seemed to coordinate well with the pattern on the Lawn Fawn “Quilted Backdrop Die”.

CLICK on the following picture to watch the process video:

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This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes ChallengeWINNER
Crafter’s Castle Anything Goes with Optional Mixed Media Challenge
Craft Gal’s Corner You’re the Man Challenge
MFT Sketch Challenge 441