Friday, July 12, 2019

You Gnome Me

Happy Friday!!! It's Jeanne today with another card using the Magical Garden dies.  This one features the cute little gnome an a tree stump.
The card came together very quickly, in large part because I used the sketch from this week's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers.
The first thing I did was pick the papers so I knew what colors I'd use for the gnome.  The panel is A2 size and I used the largest tag from the Mail Tag dies and the third smallest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle set.  I had this cute sentiment which I thought worked perfectly for this little guy if I had him hold a rose instead of his lantern.
Once I had the panel, tag and sentiment cut out, I die cut the gnome from both white and vanilla card stock.  Normally I would just use the vanilla for everything but I needed a white beard so I used the white as well.
I ended up coloring him in a combination of regular dye inks, Distress Oxide Ink (the tree stump) and Copic markers (the small pieces - belt, rose, stem, etc.).  I used just a touch of the DO on his nose and cheeks for a rosy glow.
To get him to hold the rose I simply rotated his hand and snipped off part of the underneath part of the arm/hand.  When he was assembled I glued him to the tag.
I then assembled the card.  The tag is popped up using foam and I added the baker's twine to the top of the tag. 
Super quick and fun card to make!

Don't forget to stop by the online store today where there is a NEW RELEASE of Birthday Dies!!!! They are really cute and on sale for a limited time.  Be sure to visit the blog in the upcoming weeks for great inspiration with the new dies!

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

Cute card- I like tags on cards because they can be saved and reused by the recipient- nice work on this sketch

Pam MacKay said...

Super fun sketch for that sweet little gnome! Delightful card!

Sukie said...

Very cute! Great take on the sketch and those papers are so gorgeous!