Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Design – Owl Gnome from the new August 2022 release. This image comes with 2 other sentiments as well, “Owl-ways friends” and “Have a wicked Day!”. Creating the spiral background with Stickles Glitter Gel was a little out of my comfort zone, but I love how the background turned out. I thought it went very well with this image and sentiment. What do you think?
To make my card this week, I started with creating my background first. I wanted to create a mystical background and I couldn’t quite decide between using white or black for the base. I finally decided to try black and I fell in love with the results. A Colorful Life Designs – Striped Spiral Stencil was placed over top of Recollections – Black cardstock. Using a spatula for even coverage over the stencil, Stickles Glitter Gel – Galaxy, Aquarius and Pegasus were added to the spirals. I carefully lifted off the stencil and set the background aside to dry. Once it was all dry, I felt that is was missing something. I didn’t like just the solid black behind and in between the spirals, so I decided to add in guess what? More glitter! LOL! This time, using my small spatula, I added Stickles Glitter Gel – Moon Dust over top of everything. This created the magical effect that I was looking for and I could still see the colourful spirals. Once again, the background was set aside to dry.
The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The image was coloured in and then I fussy cut all around it and the sentiment words. Using my Xyron Create a Sticker, I ran the sentiment words through it and then applied it to a scrap piece of Recollections – Purple Passions cardstock. Once again, I fussy cut around the sentiment words leaving a small border. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the image and sentiment pieces.
The card was now ready to assemble. I created the base card using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5″ x 5.5″. I cut down the background piece that I had created earlier to be the same size and then using double-sided tape adhered it to the base. I added a little bit of glue to the U-Line double sided tape that I had applied earlier to the backs of the sentiment pieces and main image and then popped them up onto the background to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Owl Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Black, Recollections – Purple Passions 8.5″ x 11″
Stencil: A Colorful Life Designs – Striped Spiral Stencil
Stickles Glitter Gel: Moon Dust, Galaxy, Aquarius, Pegasus
Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000
Beard: C3, C2, C1, C0
Clothing and Hat: BV29, BV27, BV23, V17, V15, V12, B79, B69, B66, Y17, Y08, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Gold, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen – Silver (Outline of Spider Web)
Shoes: 100, C8, C6, C4, C2
Staff: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Owl: E95, E97, E55, E53, E51, E15, E11, Y38, Y35, Y32, YR21, C8, C6, 100, B63, YR23, YR21, Eyes (Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03
Hope you like it and have a great week!