Friday, June 05, 2020

I Dig You

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today with a card featuring the adorable tomte from the new Gardening release.  I learned a few things this week. To me the new tomtes look a lot like gnomes. So I wondered - what is the difference? I found that Tomte is a Swedish word for a sprite that is pretty much the same as a gnome.  In Norwegian he would be called a nisse.  Very interesting!
Now, on to my card.

As I often do, I started by choosing my colors which I got from the patterned paper I decided to use.  This paper is one of my favorites and features a combination of coral, light grey and light blue/green.
I cut the pieces from Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Smoky Slate cardstock along with white.  The tomte and accessories use the Flower Power Tomte die and I used the Hat Box w/Flowers die for the foliage.
I edged the beard and mustache in just a bit of Distress Oxide Pumice Stone.  I used Distress Oxide inks in Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, and Vintage Photo to color his face, shoes and shovel handle.
I cut a panel 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches from the grey/white floral.  Using the largest of the wide stitched circle frames I cut three from Calypso Coral cardstock and one from the zig zag patterned paper.  The third largest of the Stitched Circles fits perfectly inside the frame and I used that as I like the sticthing around the edges.  You could also just use the negative from the frame.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a half inch strip.
To give some height to the frame I used three corals frame underneath  the patterned one.  I glued that to the panel and then inset the white circle.
I added my tomte, bird and flower to the circle.  I trimmed the strip and glued it directly to the card, adding the foliage.  The whole panel is adhered to an A2 card base.


I hope you enjoyed my post today and that you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

This is such a cute card- I like this little Tomte image as well- and your card layout is awesome

Joanne said...

So cute! I love your paper choice and color palette.

Sukie said...

Adorable card! I love the colors and patterns you used, it all came together so beautifully!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the colors and papers so cute!

Janja said...

That's so cute!