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Botanical Koala, Day 1 TRHD New Release and Inspiration Blog Hop

G'day! Welcome to day 1 of The Rabbit Hole Designs May release and Inspiration blog hop. My card features the big, beautiful Botanical Koala and the Amanda (leaf) stencil for the background. Isn't he gorgeous?

To start my A2 sized card, I stamped the koala onto white cardstock using black ink. Then coloured the whole image using Prismacolor pencil crayons and fussy cut him out. The colours I used were:

Koala: 20, 30 & 50% Warm Gray, Beige, Peach Beige, Seashell Pink, Deco Pink

Flowers: Canary Yellow, Spanish Orange

Leaves: Spring Green, Grass Green

Branch: Chocolate, Light Umber, Dark Umber

To create my leafy background, I secured the Amanda stencil to a green A2 sized cardstock panel. Then, using a Cotton tail blending brush, blended Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide ink over the stencil.

Next, I ran the panel, with the stencil still secured, through my die cutting machine using my machines recommended embossing sandwich. This embossed the leaves giving them more dimension.

I then carefully removed the stencil and ink blended Mowed Lawn around the edges of the panel. Then I adhered the panel to a top folding A2 sized card base.

The final step was to add my coloured Botanical Koala to the front of my card!!

I left a sentiment off the front for now but when I go to send it out, I will add one appropriate for the occasion.

Thanks for visiting! Don't forget to check out all the stops on the hop, Instagram and FB. Leave comments for chances at the giveaways! Details below. Next stop is my talented friend Von Marie.

Here are my links to the products I used (affiliate links are at no added cost to you but I do receive a small amount):

The Rabbit Hole Designs:

Koala Botanical:

Amanda Stencil:

Blick Art:

Prismacolor pencils:

Scrapbook .com:

Versafine Onyx Black:


To celebrate the next three days of release, The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away two savings vouchers; one to a lucky Instagram Follower and one to a lucky Fan Page follower. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments left on the INSTAGRAM post, and tagging friends, and also from commenting on the Fan Page post. So make sure to head on over to INSTAGRAM and look for the giveaway post @therabbitholedesignsllc and look for the post at The Rabbit Hole Designs Fan Page by 11:59 p.m. PST 04-27-2021. Winner will be announced on The Rabbit Hole Designs blog 04-28-2021.

Von Marie <------- Next Stop

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