Tag Archive | Sea Shells

Sunshine and Seashells!!


Sharing a card I made today using KLM Digital Designs – Seascape Gnome from the May releases. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “Seas Every Opportunity” and “Be Shore of Yourself”! I don’t know about you, but I love walking along a beach to collect seashells. It’s always so much fun!

To make the card, I first imported the image into Microsoft Word and printed it out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and a second copy onto regular copy paper using my HP Printer. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out the image from the copy paper. I used this as a mask to put over my main image. With the mask in place, I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass along with cloud stencils I had created using Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01) set.

Once this was completed, I removed the mask and began to colour in the water and sand. It was now time to colour my gnome. I unfortunately colured the first layer for the bottom of the beard blue, thinking it was part of the robe he was wearing. Uggggh! I didn’t want to start over, so I just finished colouring the mustache with my Copic markers and then tried to see if I could use the same colours to colour over the blue. It  didn’t quite work out a 100%, so I decided to use my PrismaColor Pencils to colour over top of the Copic markers. This seemed to fix it. I moved on to finish the rest of image.

After I was satisfied with the colouring of the image, I trimmed it down to 5.25″ x 4″. I applied double-sided tape to the back of the image and adhered it to a card base of 5.5″ x 4.25″ to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Seascape Gnome – KLM Digital Designs

Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Salty Ocean, Broken China and Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hot Buy – Cards and Envelopes (5.5″ x 4.25″)

Die Cut Stencils: Avery Elle – Pierced Clouds Die (D-05-01)

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000

Beard: E49, E47, E44, E43, E40, PrismaColor Pencils – Gingeroot (PC1084), Dark Brown (PC946), Sandbar Brown (PC1094), Cream (PC914)

Clothing: B16, B04, B02, B01

Hat: B16, B04, B02, B01, BG53, BG49, BG45, BG02, BG01, BG000, Smooch – Pool

Sand: E37, E35, E33, E31

Water: BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B02, B01, B000, BG11, BG10

Starfish: YR31, YR09, YR04

Conch: YR31, YR21, YR20, R00, R000

Seashell: YR02, YR01, YR00, YR000

Pail: BG53, BG49, BG45, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Lettering: Atyou Spica – Lemon (05)

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.

Wade Goes To The Beach!


It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Wade – 132 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wade couldn’t wait to go the beach. He’s enjoying the waves and the beautiful beach and sunshine. It will be wonderful when we can all join him with our friends and families too!

To make my card this week, I started off with a white card base of 6″ x 6″. I cut out another piece of paper using Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock the same size as the base card. Then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside. I loved the wavy pattern it created. Next, I used multiple Tim Holtz shades of blue to create the water effect. All colours are listed below.

I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and white cardstock for my image and sentiment. I stamped the sentiment and image onto the die cuts and then coloured in the main image with Copic markers. The background was coloured in using a variety of Copic Refill inks, Colorless Blender and a Q-Tip. For the water, I wisped several colours back and forth and then added some Copic Colorless Blender and wisped the colours one last time. Once everything was completed, ran the image through my Xyron Creative Station so that it would lay completely flat on the blue cardstock I mounted it onto. I cut a thin border all away around the image and inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Brushed Corduroy.  Then popped the image and the sentiment using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape onto the base card. I added in a some sea shells from Dress It Up – Beach Collection and Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence. I just removed the button portion and then used glue dots to attach to the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Wade – S132  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Summer’s Day Saying – L031 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Corduroy

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

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)

Embossing Folder: Stampin’ Up – Sizzix Big Shot – Seaside

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Creative Station, Dress It Up – Beach Collection – #452, Craftin’ Desert Divas – Seashells Sequence

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: G85, G82, G21, G20, YR15, YR12, YR02, V17, V15, V12

Swim Trunks: C10, C8, C1, Y15, Y08, Y06, R39, R37, R35

Floaties and Fins: B29, B26, B16

Rubber Ducky Tube: Y38, Y19, Y08, YR18, YR15, YR12, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG07, BG05, BG02

Water: BG72, BG70, BG13, BG10, B93, B91, B52, B41, B000, , B0000, C3

Used Copic Refills and Q-Tip to Create Background:

Sand: E30, E31, Colorless Blender

Sky: B0000, B000, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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