Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Chillin’ At Home Gnome from the new March release. This gnome is just sitting back and relaxing enjoying the beautiful day outside. This stamp comes with 2 more sentiments as well as the one shown here on my card. “Keep smiling, life is to short”, which is soooo true and also, “Miss You”.
To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word. I sized both the image and sentiment to fit 5.5″ x 4.25″ and printed everything out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. The image was coloured in with Copic markers. I fussy cut around the image as I had accidentally splattered some of the red Copic marker onto the original background. Grrrr! Which turned out to be OK anyways, as I cut Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″ and created my background directly onto it using some templates that I created from cloud dies and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean for the sky. I just used Copic markers to colour in the sky on the image I fussy cut for between the fence posts. This way I didn’t have to fussy cut between each one. For the grass, I started out with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn for my base and then used the Copic markers listed below to add more texture.
Once the image and back ground were both complete, I ran the main image through my Xyron Creative Station as I wanted it to lay completely flat onto the background. Finally, I applied some 2-side tape to the base card and attached the finished background and image.
Stamp and Sentiments: Chillin’ At Home Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
Die Cuts: Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, Whimsy Stamps – Grass and Cloud Edger Die Set
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Miscellaneous: Xyron Creative Station
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000
Beard: E49, E47, E45, E42
Shirt: YG97, YG95, YG93
Pants: B26, B23, B21
Hat: C3, R29, R27, R24
Boots: E35, E33, E30, E27, E25, E23
Fence: E59, E27, E25, E23, E21
Sky: B00, B000, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
Hope you like it and have a great week!