Today I’m sharing an inspirational \ birthday card using KLM Digital Design – Peace Gnome from the new March release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Peace begins with a smile” and “There is peace even in the storm”. Seeing this image made me feel nostalgic for my younger days in the 60’s and 70’s. I still remember how excited I was to get my very first pair of GWG bell bottom jeans and then LEVIS. LOL! Flower power was all the rage and there were flowers and peace signs everywhere. I was still young, but it was a really cool time to grow up.
AC Cardstock – White was used to create a 6″ x 6″ card base. BasicGrey – Lauderdale Patterned paper was cut to the same size as the base card and adhered with double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Villainous Potion was used to ink around all of the edges.
The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and 2 extra copies of the image were printed onto plain copy paper to be used for masking later. With my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image and the purple background layer using Quickutz Nesting Frame 7 dies. I fussy cut around the sentiment and then inked it very lightly with some purple that I had left on my blending brush. I ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it to a scrap piece of Recollections – Purple Passions paper. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiment. The larger frame and sentiment edges were inked around the edges with the same ink as the base card.
The image was coloured in with Copic Markers listed below. The top portion of the image was fussy cut and I applied some Washi Tape to the back of it to create a hinge and to mask the image. Using blender brushes and multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I created the clouds in the sky with Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil.
Once I completed the sky, I used second image that I had printed out onto the copy paper for 2 purposes. The first purpose was to use a stylus and tracing paper to transfer the image onto the patterned paper from BasicGrey – Lauderdale Paper Pad for paper piecing the gnome’s shirt. I loved the wild flower pattern and thought it was perfect for this hippie gnome. Once the pattern was transfered, I fussy cut it out. I used my Copic markers to create a small shadow on various parts of the shirt. With a Pigma Micron 03 black marker, I drew the lines in darker so that they would stand out on the shirt and then used a black marker to go around all of the pieces. Once completed, all of the pieces were put through a Xyron Create a Sticker to make it easier to stick to them to the coloured image and also so that they would lay flat. I then added the pieces to the main image.
The printed image was then fussy cut and the sand was added using a blender brush, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores for the base and a mixture of Copic markers listed below.
The remainder of the card was now ready to assemble. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the sentiment, large purple frame and image. They were all then popped up onto card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Peace Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Wilted Violet, Aged Mahagony, Abandoned Coral, Kitsch Flamingo, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron, Villainous Potion, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock – White, BasicGrey – Lauderdale Paper Pad (6″ x 6″), Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″
Dies: Quickutz Nesting Frame 7
Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Blending Brushes, Xyron Create a Sticker
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000
Beard: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Jeans and Hat: B26, B23, B21
Boots: E49, E35, E34, E31, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Shirt: Y17, Y11 (Lauderdale – Basic Grey Designer Paper)
Peace Sign: Y19, Y15, Y11
Sand: E37, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30 and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores for base
Glasses: N10, N9, N7, Colorless Blender
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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Peace to you Roberta, this is an amazing work of art, love your cool hippy gnome.. x
Thank you so much Annie! So happy you liked my card!