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Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs –  Ryan The Frog Catcher from the new October release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “You’re unfrogetable” and “Don’t worry, be hoppy”.

To make the card, I first imported the image and sentiment into Microsoft Word and printed them out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.  The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then fussy cut and inked around the edges with a black marker. I fussy cut around the sentiment and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker. I applied this to some green cardstock and then repeated the process to add it to some more green cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around it and then added 3M VHB – 2 sided tape to the back of it to pop-it up onto the card later.

For the base card, I used Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock and cut it and scored it to be 5.5″ x 4.25″. I cut AC – Green Cardstock to the same size as the base and attached it using double-sided tape. For the inside background, I cut Reminisce – The Menagerie – Happy Frogs paper to the size of 5.25″ x 4″, 1 lime green panel – 5.25″ x 2″, 1 darker green panel, 1 medium green panel and 1 lighter green panel to the size of 5.25″ x .5″. I applied some Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness using a Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush to the 2″ panel on both of the long sides. Using my Cuttlebug and various scraps of greens and browns, I die cut the grass and cattails using Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Bayou Backdrop and Lawn Fawn – Meadow Backdrop: Landscape.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the smaller patch of grass on the right side of the frog background with glue. Next, I added the 2″ panel on the left size. Using glue, I attached each of the remaining .5″ panels, centering them in between the 2″ green panel. The 2nd layer of grass was attached with glue along the lower edge of the card and then I used scissors to cut off the pieces that were over the edges of the main background piece. I made sure that no glue was added to the tops of the grasses. I pieced the 2 cattails together using glue and then popped up the tops of them with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. I added some glue and inserted the 1st cattail under the top blades of grass. 3M VHB – 2 sided tape was added to the back of the boy and the net, except for the area behind the shoes and he was inserted under the top blade of grass and in front of the cattail. The other cattail was then applied to the card using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape for the top part of the cattail and glue was added to the remainder of the piece and added to the card. The other 2 darker blades of grass were added with some glue. Lastly, to finish off the card, the popped up sentiment was added.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and sentiment:  Ryan The Frog Catcher – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rustic Wilderness

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Reminisce – The Menagerie – Happy Frogs (12″ x 12″), AC – Green Cardstock, Various green cardstocks

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Shadow Box Card Park Add-On, Lawn Fawn – Bayou Backdrop, Lawn Fawn – Meadow Backdrop: Landscape

Miscellaneous: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence Studio Blender Brush, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin and Mouth: E21, E11, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E45, E43, E41

Overalls: B26, B23, B21

Shirt : YR18, YR16, YR14, Y17, Y15, Y13

Shoes: C8, C6, C4, C2, C1, C00

Toad: G46, G28, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Net: G07, G05, YG06, C8, C6, C4

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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