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Happy 4th of July!!!


Happy 4th of July to all of our American neighbours from Canada!!! In order to help you celebrate your special holiday, today I’m sharing this adorable Fourth of July Gnome (KLM Digital Designs) image and sentiment from KLM Digital Designs new release.

I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer, coloured it in and then fussy cut around it.

For the background, I started out with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. White Paper. Then I used sponge daubers and a mixture of Kraftin’ Kimmie inks listed below for the first step. I just covered the 5.5″ x 4.25″ panel randomly. Then I used a VersaMarker Watermark Pen to create some firework strokes and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder which I heat embossed. Then, I added in my darker ink colours using Tim Holtz Distress inks to make the embossed colours pop. Next, I added in some more Embossing Powders and heat embossed them as well. I found this still wasn’t quite bright enough for fireworks, so I then added multiple Stickles colours to add some sparkle. Who doesn’t love a card with lots of sparkle??? LOL!

Once the background was dry, I mounted it onto some white cardstock cut at 5.5″ x 4.25″. I popped up the image and sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and added some Icicle Stickles to the sparkler in his hand.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment: Fourth of July Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)

Inks: HP Printer Greyscale,

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

Tools: Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Fireworks Background: Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot, Kraftin Kimmie Summer Sunshine, Purple Pansy, Goblin Green and Magical Midnight, Stickles – Orange Peel, Golden Rod, Cosmic, Palm Leaf, Icicle, Whispers Black Sparkle, Allure Powders Mercury Rising and Ranger Clear Embossing Powders

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21

Beard: W5, W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00

Hat, Boots, Outfit: B99, B69, B66, R59, R37, R35, R24, C1, C0, T8, T6, T4, Colorless Blender

Sparkles and Sparkler: Atyou Spica – 03 – Red, Atyou Spica – 09 – Sky Blue, Pentel Sunburst – Metallic – Med Gell Pen

Hope you like it and have a great week!

You can find more cards to inspire you at KLM Designs, KLM Digital Design Team and KLM Digital Designs on the Facebook Fan page from the rest of our design team.