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Today, I’m sharing a card I made using KLM Digital Designs – Office Gnome from the new November release. This image also comes with 2 more sayings: “You got this!” and “Strive for progress, not perfection”. This card would also be great for someone you know just starting a new position or a recent graduate as well.
To make the card, I started with a base created with Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock cut and folded to the size of 5.5″ x 4.25″. I taped off the top of the card with some Post-It Note tape and inserted the Heffy Doodle – Cityscape stencil over top of the bottom half of the card. I taped off the bottom of the stencil and the sides to keep it place. Using multiple Picket Fence – Blending Brushes, I added in the buildings using Memento – Gray Flannel, Memento – London Fog and Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke. I removed the stencil and reapplied it over the card, this time using the stencil to cover the buildings. I re-applied the tape to the bottom of the stencil to keep it in place. Using stencils that I had previously created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die, I applied the clouds in using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean with Picket Fence – Blending Brushes. I removed the stencil and turned it around. This time using Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke to add in the windows on the buildings along with just a touch of Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber. I moved the tape up to where the buildings ended on the bottom and once again placed it across the card. This time, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Black Soot. The background was now complete.
The image and sentiment were both imported into Microsoft Word and printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to die cut the image with a small margin around it. This was coloured in with Copic markers. My Cuttlebug, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers were used to die cut the sentiment and black cardstock. U-Line double-sided tape was applied to the backs of the images and 2 die cuts to pop-up them all up onto the finished background to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Office Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Memento – Gray Flannel, Memento – London Fog, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Hickory Smoke, Fossilized Amber, Picked Raspberry, Salty Ocean, Black Soot
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time – Rectangle Frame Layers, Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)
Stencil: Heffy Doodle – Cityscape
Miscellaneous: U-Line – 2 sided tape, Picket Fence – Blending Brushes, U-Line double-sided tape
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000
Beard and Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41
Dress Shirt: B45, B39, B37, C1, C0, C00
Pants: T7, T5, T3
Hat: C9, C7, C5, C3
Boots: C9, C7, C5, C3, C0
Tie: R24, B37, C2
Brief Case: E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Shadow: C2, C1, C0
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.