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Today, I’m sharing a card I made using KLM Digital Designs – Office Gnome from the new November release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “You got this!” and “Strive for progress, not perfection”. This card would also be great for someone you know just starting a new position or a recent graduate as well.
To make the card, I started with a base created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I taped off the top of the card with some Post-It Note tape and inserted the Heffy Doodle – Cityscape stencil over top of the bottom half of the card. I taped off the bottom of the stencil and the sides to keep it place. Using multiple Picket Fence – Blending Brushes, I added in the buildings using Memento – Gray Flannel, Memento – London Fog and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke. I removed the stencil and reapplied it over the card, this time using the stencil to cover the buildings. I re-applied the tape to the bottom of the stencil to keep it in place. Using stencils that I had previously created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die, I applied the clouds in using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean with Picket Fence – Blending Brushes. I removed the stencil and turned it around. This time using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke to add in the windows on the buildings along with just a touch of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I moved the tape up to where the buildings ended on the bottom and once again placed it across the card. This time, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. The background was now complete.
The image and sentiment were both imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image with a small margin around it. This was coloured in with Copic markers. My Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to die cut the sentiment and black cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the backs of the images and 2 die cuts to pop-up them all up onto the finished background to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Office Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Memento – Gray Flannel, Memento – London Fog, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)
Stencil: Heffy Doodle – Cityscape
Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes, U-Line double-sided tape
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000
Beard and Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41
Dress Shirt: B45, B39, B37, C1, C0, C00
Pants: T7, T5, T3
Hat: C9, C7, C5, C3
Boots: C9, C7, C5, C3, C0
Tie: R24, B37, C2
Brief Case: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Shadow: C2, C1, C0
Hope you like it and have a great week!