Today I’m sharing an inspirational card using KLM Digital Design – Lemon Gnome from the new January release. This image also comes with 2 more sentiments, “I could just Squeeze you!” and “Squeeze the day”. I’ve always loved lemons and they are good for so many different things, baking, tea and they are high in Vitamin C, just to name a few.
Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock was used to create a 5.5″ x 4.25″ card base. I had found Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268 at Dollarama and thought this paper was perfect for this card. I chose 2 patterns from this paper pack and cut the darker pattern to the size of 5.25″ x 2.25″ and the other piece to the size of 5.25″ x 2.75″. Two rectangles were cut out of Recollections – Black cardstock to the size of 5.5″ x 2.75″ and 5.5″ x 3″. With yellow cardstock and my Cuttlebug, I die cut the large oval using Waffle Flower – Additional Oval dies and the larger circle with Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles. All of the edges for the patterned pieces and the yellow die cuts were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed.
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 large oval using Waffle Flower – Additional Oval dies and the smaller circle with My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies. Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade was applied to the outer edges of the smaller circle. The image was coloured in with Copic markers.
For the assembly of the card, I applied the 2 patterned pieces together with the black cardstock using double sided tape. I placed the colourful piece down first onto the base card and then the second piece was applied over top of that one. Both were adhered with double-sided tape. The image and the sentiment were both popped up onto the larger oval and larger circle using U-Line Double-Sided tape. I applied U-Line Double-Sided tape to the backs of these combined pieces and then popped them both up onto the card. Finally, I added in some YNS Gumdrops – Tropical Paradise around the sentiment to complete the card.
Stamp and Sentiment: Lemon Gnome – KLM Digital Designs
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mustard Seed, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Squeezed Lemonade
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., Recollections – Black cardstock, Crafts Designer Paper – 02-3093268 (6″ x 6″), Yellow Cardstock
Dies: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, Waffle Flower – Additional Oval dies, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles
Miscellaneous: U-Line double-sided tape, Cuttlebug, 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: EEE, E31, E30. E29, E27, E25, E23
Shirt: BG72, BG54, BG32, BG11
Hat: R46, R14, R08
Lemons, Straw and Lemonade: Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000
Basket: YR24, YR23, YR21, Y32
Sky: B04, B02, B01, B00
Clouds: B60, C1, Colorless Blender
Grass: G14, YG23, YG13, YG11
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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