Gardening Gnome!!

Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs new April Release called Tulip Planter Gnome. He loves gardening and so does my husband. My husband has a real green thumb and always makes our garden and flowers look amazing! Unfortunately, I’ve never been very good with plants. I think they shrivel in fear when they see me coming!!! LOL!

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I coloured in the image with Copic markers.

For the base card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. paper was used at the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I used Leane Creatif BV – embossing folder and AC Autumn cardstock for the base background. After I embossed the paper, I used a very light sandpaper to sand off the raised elements. I cut 2 ovals using some spare cardstock using Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals. The outside of the smaller oval and card were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss. I cut out the sentiment with my small cutter and then mounted it on top of some dark brown cardstock. Using my cutter, I created the small border. I die cut the little garden trowel with Marianne Designs Collectibles – COL1346 using silver and brown paper scraps.

To assemble the card, I mounted the embossed background directly to the base using 2-sided tape. The larger oval was glued on. The smaller oval, coloured image, and sentiment were all applied using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I glued on the trowel and added a few YNS Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Tulip Planter Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Forest Moss

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., AC Autumn cardstock

Die Cuts: Marianne Designs Collectibles – COL1346, Hero Arts – Infinity Die Ovals

Stencil: Leane Creatif BV –

Miscellaneous: YNS Gumdrops, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W1, W0

Shirt: E89, E87, E84

Pants: B26, B23, B21

Hat: R59, R37, R35

Apron: E47, E44, E43, E42

Boots: E27, E25, E23, E21

Gloves : E34, E33, E31

Flower Pot, Stems, Leaves and Flowers: E99, E97, E08, G17, G14, G07, YG17, YG13, YG11, R17, R02, Y17

Garden Trowel: E25, E23, C5, C3

Seed Pkg.: Y19, Y17, R17, R14, R02, Y06

Hope you like it and have a great week!

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