Saturday, January 11, 2020

"Lovebug Gnome" such a fun and adorable card for Valentimes!

For this Valentine card I selected Lovebug Gnome from KLM Digital Designs. I just love the gnome driving down the road, with the wind blowing his hat and balloons, while driving a bug is adorable. What could be more fun than driving down the road in a bug?

I wanted the card to have a sities vibe, so I took my inspiration from some paper from W R Memory Keepers Anthologie collection that I had in my stash. The design and colors on the paper are a perfect compliment to the stamp.

I thought that the bug was such a cute card that I decided to keep the focus on the gnome. I created a cloud background with distress inks. I have posted a copy of my live video (process) on my YouTube channel. You might be surprised that I have simply created a template to make the clouds from an old scrap of paper, that I use over and over again. I used marker paper from Sweet Sentiment. This is the best paper to use for copics. My absolute favorite!

For this image I used the following copics:

Balloons- for the red: R22 and R11 and for the pink: RV23, RV21, and RV 02
Hat - RV29, R27, and R24
Skin - E11 and E01
Nose - R30 and R20
Bumper and hub caps - C2 and C0
Wheels - W4, W2, and W0
Windows - W00
Beard - W0

I used distress inks for the clouds. I used fun foam to pop up my layer with the card. Since, I used a png file, I was able to put the sentiment. 'You Drive Me Wild" on the same layer as the gnome. PNG files print with a clear background, which allows you to merge images. I just love digi stamps. I printed the car at 4 inches.

Creating cards brings me so much joy - I hope that it brings you joy too.

I do lives weekly on my Face Book page at Creative Paper Crafting with Jacquie. I post tutorials and replays of my lives on my YouTube channel. I would love for you to like my page and subscribe to my channel.

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