Today, I’m sharing Loving Rat from KLM Digital Designs December Release. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Love You Most”, “Everything is Better with You” and “P.S. I Love You”. I was born in the Year of the Rat, so this image is extra special to me. Who couldn’t love that adorable face? LOL!
To make the card, I printed out the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then I used my Brother Scan N’ Cut to cut around it, leaving a small white border. After it was coloured, I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to trace over the sentiment and add a sparkle to the eyes. I felt the finished image still needed something to make it pop on the background, so I ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station and adhered it to some Recollections Black cardstock. Then I fussy cut around the image again.
To create the card, I began with a base card of 4.25″ x 5.5″ using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper. I cut K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345 to the same size as the base and adhered it to the base using double-sided tape. I cut the top row of hearts from the same paper, added some glue to the back of it and placed it on the top of the card so that it matched the bottom pattern. Then I inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door. I popped up the image onto the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I die cut some hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted, my Cuttlebug and Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland 12″ x 12″ paper. I really love the glitter of this paper. Lastly, I added the hearts with some glue to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Loving Rat (KLM Digital Designs)
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Martha Stewart Crafts – Enchanted Woodland 12″ x 12″, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599345, Recollections – Black cardstock
Die Cuts: Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted
Tools: Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug, Brother Scan ‘N Cut
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Rat: W3, W2, W1, W0, R30, R12, R11, R02, R01, R000, E23, PrismaColor Premier Pencils – 70% Warm Grey PC1056, 50% Warm Grey PC1054, 30% Warm Grey PC1052, 20% Warm Grey PC1051, 10% Warm Grey PC1050, Beige Sienna PC1080, Light Umber PC941
Eyes: YG17, YG13, YG03, C9, C1, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen
Hearts: C2, R39, R37, R35
Hope you like it and have a great week!