So happy to be colouring and creating again. I went away on a Southern Caribbean cruise at the beginning of the month and unfortunately, 3 days after being back ended up very sick with Covid. My husband was sick as well, even though we have both had all of our shots and 2 boosters. I’m so glad that we had our shots though, as I would never like to see what we would have gone through, had we not had the shots. We’re both slowly still recovering, but have a little more energy these days. We are still planning our next vacation though, as life must go on. LOL! On a good note, we did meet some really nice people on our voyage and one of them was even an international best selling author and his wife was wonderful too! Wow! How amazing is that? We were so blessed that he sent us two of his books, which I am really enjoying. I’m a little late in showcasing my cards for February, but hopefully, you’ll be seeing a lot more from me in the next little while!
Today I’m sharing a special card using KLM Digital Design – Valentine Gnome II from the new February release. I was a little late for Valentine’s Day, but I found this sentiment and thought it went perfect with this image.
Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. I taped off the bottom half at 4.25″ from the top of the card with some Post-It Note tape. Using a blending brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, I inked the whole top of the card. I taped Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil on top of the inked portion of the base card and with a blending brush and Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple, stenciled in the hearts. With the stencil remaining in place, using a spatula and Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone, I added glitter to the hearts and set the card aside to for the paste to dry.
The main image was brought into Microsoft Word and sized to approximately 3.75″ x 3″. It was printed out onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in with Copic markers. This was then fussy cut leaving a thin border around it. I used a C1 Copic marker to go around the entire image so that it wasn’t pure white. The sentiment was stamped onto Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock using my MISTI and Sending Love Cubbies Stamp by Art Impressions using Memento – Lady Bug ink. With the Cuttlebug, the sentiment was cut out using Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes dies. Penny Black – Graceful Stackers dies were also used to cut out a scrap piece of Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock at the same time. Using the same blending brush, I brushed around the edges of the sentiment die cut to give it some extra colour. I cut a small piece of red cardstock to the size of 3/8″ x 4.25″ and ran it through a Xyron Create a Sticker and applied it to the card to break up the joining between the stenciled background and white background.
The rest of the card was now ready to assemble. I applied U-Line double-side tape to the backs of the coloured image, sentiment and gold frame. I added some liquid glue to the tape behind the image to make it stick better to the background with the paste and popped it up onto the card. The sentiment and frame were both popped up onto the card below the coloured image and to finish everything off, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Shape Sprinkles – Love This! hearts were added.
Stamp: Valentine Gnome II – KLM Digital Designs
Sentiment: Sending Love Cubbies – Art Impressions
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple, Memento – Lady Bug
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Matte Gold Foil cardstock
Stencil: Kraftin’ Kimmie – Happy Hearts Stencil
Dies: Poppystamps – Christmas Quotes, Penny Black – Graceful Stackers (51-658)
Paste: Nuvo Glimmer Paste – Moonstone
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Doodlebug Design Inc. – Shape Sprinkles – Love This!
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000
Beard: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12
Shirt: B37, B14, B12
Hat, Pants and Shoes: R59, R37, R35, R24
Stockings: B37, B14, B12, R37
Chocolates: R59, R37, R35, E49, E47, E37, E35, E34, E29, E27, E25, E23
Bowl: C2, C1, C0, C00, B000, Colorless Blender
Letter: C2, C1, C0, R35, Colorless Blender
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.