I can’t help myself. There I was minding my own business just playing with the stencil. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted an embossed gnome hiding under my grid paper. I just had to put him on the card. He became my Happy Birthday Gnome.

MEASUREMENTS

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock:
    • 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
    • 3-3/4″ x 5″ for stenciled card panel
    • 3″ x 3″ for gnome and balloons
  • Real Red cardstock: scrap for bow
  • Pacific Point cardstock:
    • scrap for bow
    • 1-2″ x 2-1/2″ for sentiment
  • Brights 6″ x 6″ DSP:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • scrap for hat

CREATING PIECES & PARTS

BACKGROUND

  • Secure the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty paper frame to the center of your card panel. TIP: If you hold it securely you will not need to tape it down.
  • Using a blending tool (my favorite is listed at the end of this post), apply Bumblebee ink randomly.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GNOME

  • Stamp gnome with Memento Tuxedo Black ink twice 1) on Thick Whisper White and 2) on Designer Series Paper (DSP).
  • Heat emboss inked image with clear embossing powder. TIP: Emboss while the ink is still wet for best results.
  • Use Granny Apply Green Stampin’ Blends to color gnome shirt and Bronze for the boots.
  • Fussy cut gnome and DSP hat.
  • Adhere hat and add Dimensionals to the back of the gnome.

BALLOONS

  • Stamp balloons from So Happy stamp set in Real Red and Pacific Point on Thick Whisper White cardstock.
  • Die-cut balloons and bows from Happy dies.
  • ALTERNATIVE TO DRAWING STRINGS: Die-cut balloon strings from Basic Gray cardstock.
  • Add Dimensionals behind balloons.

SENTIMENT

  • Stamp sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set in Craft White ink on Pacific Point cardstock.
  • Heat emboss with white embossing powder.

ASSEMBLY

  • Layer as shown.

Pretty simple, right? Think of all the possibilities using the stenciled backgrounds. Here is the most simple of all. Just 3 pieces. Who wouldn’t want to get a fun card that simply says ‘you’re amazing‘?

simple gnome and greeting

 

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