Today I’m sharing an inspirational card using KLM Digital Design – Slow Ride Gnome from the new February release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Travel at your own pace” and “Life is a journey, not a race”. It was hard for me to pick which sentiment to use as I loved them all. They are all so true to life.
Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. I had found Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3080678 at Dollarama and thought this paper was perfect for this card. It was cut to the same size as the base card and adhered with double-sided tape.
The image and sentiment were imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. With my Cuttlebug, I die cut the image using My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle 3.25″ Dies. The larger circle was die cut using Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock and Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting 3.5″ Circle. I trimmed down the sentiment to be 2.25″ x 1.5″. Using what was left on a blending brush that I used for blues, I lightly went over the paper to give it a light blue hue. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina was then inked around the 3 edges.
The image was coloured in with Copic Markers listed below. I printed out another copy of the image onto plain paper and fussy cut around the top portion. I applied some Washi Tape to the back of it to create a hinge and to mask the image. Using a blender brush, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean and Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil, I created the clouds in the sky.
For the assembly of the card, I added double-sided tape to the back of the sentiment and adhered it directly to the card. U-Line double-sided tape was added to the backs of the larger and smaller circle and both were popped up onto each other and the card. Lastly, to finish off everything, I added in some YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise.
Stamp and Sentiment: Slow Ride Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salvaged Patina
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3080678, Recollections – Blue Ombre Cardstock
Dies: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles
Stencils: Lawn Fawn Cuts – Cloudy Stencil
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Blending Brush, YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000
Beard: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12
Jeans: B26, B23, B21
Shoes: C9, C7, C5, C1
Shirt: B69, B63, C3, R46
Hat: BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01
Turtle: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40, BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, G07, YG07, Y35, C1, C00, 100
Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31
Flower and Stem: G14, YG23, YG11, E33, Y38, Y35, Y32
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.