Here we are back for another blog hop with Scrap’N Stamp! This month we have Gnomes for the Holiday! Who doesn’t love gnomes? These adorable creatures aren’t just for your lawn anymore! In fact, I have one on my front step made by a dear friend of mine that I dress up for each season!
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Well, let’s get started in adding gnomes to our holiday greetings! If you prefer to watch the video rather than read the blog, click HERE.
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I am using the stamp/stencil/die set from Craft Consortium called Natures Garden – Gnome Girl. I like that this set has the three different items in it to help you create various looks. I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and did some quick and easy Copic colouring. To add an extra layer of interest to the gnome I used the coordinating stencil and Brilliance Moonlight White and inked on the little hearts with a finger dauber and then die cut the image out with the coordinating dies. I must admit I did have a few issues with the stencil lining up perfectly, but in the end I still think the image came out okay.
For the card base I started with a red standard A2 size card and then cut the from down to 2 1/8″. I then used the MFT stax rectangle dies to cut out two larger rectangles (one from white cardstock and the other from double sided pattern paper from Doodlebug) and one white cardstock piece from a slightly smaller rectangle die. You can use any shaped dies that you have. I must admit that if I was to do this card again I would use a more decorative edged die to give more interest to the focal point.
I layer the larger patterned paper rectangle onto the short flap that we created and glued it with Art Glitter Glue. I then took the same sized white rectangle, lined it exactly up with the rectangle on the front and glued it down to the inside of the card to create a space to write in. You will only need to do this if your card base is coloured and you need a place to be able to write your sentiment.
Next, I glued the smaller white rectangle onto of the patterned rectangle. Like I said before, I had wished I used a die with a decorative edge, but that is okay, I added my own faux stitched element with a black marker. I then adhered the gnome in the centre with some foam tape to add some dimension.
For the sentiment, I chose to use “Merry Christmas From our Gnome to Yours” and stamped it on the inside white rectangle using Versafine Claire Nocturne Ink. I like the idea of adding some of the extra stamp elements like the border or the star ornament. However, I did not have room on this card for that.
That is it for this quick and simple Gnomes for the Holiday card! You of course can add sequins or embellish to your hearts delight, however, I decided to keep mine fairly simple this time.
Next up on the blog is Kai!
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Thanks for joining us and stay crafty!