Today is Thursday and I’m sharing an American Celebration card using KLM Digital Design – American Flag Gnome from the new April 2023 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Let Freedom Ring” and “Home of The Brave – America”.
Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. I found some navy blue cardstock with stars from my scrap stash and thought it went perfect with this card. I cut it to be the same size as the base and adhered it directly to base card. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edges of the card.
The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and 1 extra copy of the image was printed onto plain copy paper to be used for masking later. With my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image using My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers listed below. I fussy cut around the image that I had cut out from the plain copy paper and adhered it to the card with some Washi tape as a mask.
Using a blender brush, I created the clouds in the sky with Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) which I had die cut to create stencils. The lawn was created using a blender brush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn and Lawn Fawn – Slimline Hillside Stencils. I also used the stencils to be a mask for adding in the pathway using a blender brush and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores.
Once all of the background was completed, I removed the mask from the image and created a shadow under the gnome using Copic markers E33, E31 and E30. Some of the hills were made a little bit darker using Copic marker G20.
I added U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image then popped it up onto card.
Stamp and Sentiment: American Flag Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Salty Ocean, Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Dies: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)
Stencils: Lawn Fawn – Slimline Hillside Stencils
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Blending Brushes
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000
Beard: E29, E27, E25, E23
Hat: R59, R37, R35
Clothing: B39, B37, B29
Boots: E49, E35, E34, E31, C9, C7, C5, C4
Flag: R59, R37, R35, B39, B37, B29
Path: E33, E31, E30 and Krafty Kolours – Sandy Shores for base
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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