Sharing a birthday card that I made today using KLM Digital Design – Hang In There Frog from the new November 2022 release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Take a leap of faith” and “Hang in there”.
The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I coloured the image in and then fussy cut around it. Using a black marker, I inked around the image.
Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5″ x 4.25″ card base. Using multiple Tim Holtz Distress Inks and a blender brush, I created the background sky directly on the card base. The leafy border was die cut using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, a Cuttlebug and Lawn Fawn – Tropical Leaves Backdrop dies. With multiple Tim Holtz inks and a blender brush I inked over the die cut and some extra leaves from the same die set. Then with Copic markers, I made some of the leaves a little darker to give the background some contrast.
Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips were attached to the back of the large die cut. I applied some glue to the ends of the vine for the frog and attached them to the leaves. Once the glue was dry, I added more Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips to the back of the coloured image. Both pieces were now attached to the base card. I applied some glue to the individual leaves and applied them directly to the base card underneath the die cut. Lastly, I die cut the sentiment using a Cuttlebug and Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes die. I inked around the edges of the die cut with a black marker and then glued it to the tops of the leaves to finish off the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Hang In There Frog – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Saltwater Taffy, Squeezed Lemonade, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Forest Moss, Rustic Wilderness, Mowed Lawn and Peeled Paint
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Dies: Lawn Fawn – Tropical Leaves Backdrop, Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes
Miscellaneous: Scrapbook Adhesives – 3D Foam Strips, Blender Brushes
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Frog: YG17, YG06, YG03, YG00, E81, C1, C0, Black (Eyes: G19, G16, YG03, Y38, C1, C00, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)
Leaves: G19, G16, G03
Vine: G99, YG67, YG63, YG61
Hope you like it and have a great week!