Today’s card is a little bit of silliness! LOL!
wanted to make the koala using the Fox Builder Punch. Out of the masses
and masses of different animals I’ve seen created with this punch, this
is my favourite!
I hope you can see his ears peeping out from the hat
as that’s the real giveaway that it’s a koala, although I think the
snout is a big clue, too!
My idea for my card was to make one koala, and feature him in the
centre of my card front. But when I saw the “Ooops, what have you done”
look on the face, I made two more!
Then I had to think of something
that they could have done wrong and decided to tilt the sentiment with the
koala dad looking at it with a very surprised look on his face. Are you
still with me, or do you think maybe I’ve lost my marbles! (LOL)!
make this card, I started with a base of Whisper White Cardstock, then a
layer of Real Red and a top layer from the beautiful Fancy Frost
Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), which arrived in my order
yesterday – see page 37 in the new Christmas catalogue.
You get 12
sheets of 6 designs of 12″ x 12″ all-over dry embossed cardstock in
white – it’s gorgeous! I adhered all three layers together using Tombow.
went through my “body bags” and took as many Smokey Slate punched out body parts that were there, and punched out the rest, as well as more Whisper White hair tufts, using the Fox Builder Punch.
Using the Jolly Hat Builder Punch, I
punched three Santa’s hats using Real Red, and then three hat trims and three
pompoms using Whisper White. I put my koalas together using Tombow.
To make the snouts, I used an old
non-Stamping Up! tulip punch and trimmed them to shape!
Then I looked
for something oval for the eyes. I found exactly
what I needed in the Sprinkles Punch. It also has a larger oval that I
think might be ideal for the snout – much smaller than mine. I’ll try it
next time to see if it’s big enough.
added the white to the eyes with a gel pen and then I used one of the fine
tipped Journalling Pens for the centres of the eyes.
Using a stamp from
the Cookie-Cutter Christmas Stamp Set, I stamped three bows on Whisper
White using Real Red Ink and punched them out using the Cookie Cutter
I used two as bow ties and one as a hair ribbon. I added a
little heart for the girl kaola. I added Dazzling Diamonds to the
pompoms, hat trim and the heart.
Using Dimensionals, I attached the koalas to the card front, offsetting the positions of the koalas so
the little girl appears to be sitting behind her brother and with dad looking
very shocked at the sentiment.
The sentiiment is from the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set. Using Basic Black
Archival Ink, I stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White and cut it out by hand.
I used my Real
Red Marker Pen to colour the pennant ends. I used Dimensionals to attach
the sentiment, very much at an odd angle, to the card front.
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s fun card! Until tomorrow, happy crafting!
Geraldine Homenchuk says
Really very creative and cute! Love the expressions! And no, you haven't lost your marbles at all … just shaken them up a bit and used your creativity to come up with some wonderful little critters that are sure to delight the Aussies on your list. Well done!
Hi, Geraldine. They really are just the cutest I've seen created with the Fox Builder Punch! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Audrey Shaw says
Love it. Every time I see somebody use the Foxy punch I would never have thought the "critter" that was made, came from it. Hmmmm! Re-thinking about ordering it after all :o)
HYi, Audrey. I think it'll be like the Owl Builder Punch. People will keep coming out with new ideas what can be done with the Fox Builder Punch! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
So adorable! I love Koalas.
Ter 🙂 Canada
Hi, Ter. Koalas really are so cute – love them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Pearl Hudson says
you have done a great job of our Koalas Jan. they are very cute. i have seen so many critters made with the punch it is amazing. well done. cheers from OZ
Hi, Pearl. I'm so pleased you like the koalas, too. Today's video shows how I made them! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.
Kaye Charles says
love the cheeky little koalas, well done
Hi, Kaye. Absolutely my favourite from the Fox builder Punch! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.