My nephew graduated and I couldn’t resist sharing this adorable little Graduation Gnome With Diploma from KLM Digital Designs that I made for him. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Congrats Grad!”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Congratulations” and “Today is your day!”.
To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers.
I used Hammermill paper to create the base shape of the card 8.5″ x 4.25″. I scored the paper at 4.25″. Then I used a mixture of Tim Holtz inks to create the background. Once I was satisfied with the look, I used Hammerill paper, my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die and popped this die cut up over the coloured background using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape. The sentiment was die cut using MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags, inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door and then popped up with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.
The sentiment was popped up the same way to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Graduation Gnome With Diploma (KLM Digital Designs)
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Barn Door, Carved Pumpkin, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Wild Honey, Festive Berries, Wilted Violet and Lucky Clover
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb.
Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Confetti Panel Die – YNSD770, MFT – Die-namics Pierced Fishtail Flags
Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Cuttlebug
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Beard: E49, E47, E44, E42
Hat, Shoes and Gown: C10, C8, C6, T10, T8, Black (100)
Diploma: E41, E40
Tassel: R59, R39, R37, R35
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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