Another gnome card for my Gnomies! Here is a quick gnome Christmas card. The Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper(DSP) is the perfect background for this little gnome. Snowflakes and a watercolor effect really set the stage for this happy gnome.
Isn’t that guy the cutest? And oh so easy to watercolor. I have included tips for cutting and stamping for multiple cards at the end of these instructions.
- Thick Whisper White cardstock: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″
- Snowflake Splendor DSP:
- 3″ x 4-1/4″ for panel
- 2-1/4″ x 6″ for envelope flap (will be trimmed)
- Misty Moonlight cardstock: 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″
- Basic Black cardstock: 1/2″ x 4-1/4″
- Fluid 100 Watercolor paper: 1-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ OR a full sheet and stamp 10 gnomes (more is better!!!)
- Glimmer Paper or Snowflake sequins
CREATING PIECES & PARTS
- Stamp the gnome on Fluid 100 Watercolor paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
- Using the fine-tipped Water Painter add color to the gnome.
- Balmy Blue for the hat and Basic Gray for the shoes and bell
- Very light Basic Gray watercolor to the beard
- Blushing Bride for nose
- Fussy cut leaving a thin white border.
- Stamp the sentiment ‘CHRISTMAS WISHES’ using White Craft Ink on Basic Black strip.
- Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
- Place diagonally across the DSP panel and trim edges.
- Layer the DSP panel as shown.
- Use Dimensionals behind the gnome.
- Add a die-cut snowflake or adhesive-backed snowflakes. I used the snowflake die-cut from the retired Colorful Seasons dies.
OPTIONAL: MAKING MULTIPLES
If you are interested in making multiples of this card, here are some cutting and stamping tips to get the most out of your supplies.
- Trim DSP at 4-1/4″ twice as shown
- Then trim the 4-1/4″ pieces to 3″ with final size being 3″ x 4-1/4″
- Trim remaining 3-1/2″ x 12″ piece to 3″ x 12″ (save remaining 1/2″ for another project)
- Then trim the 3″ x 12″ piece into 3″ x 4-1/4″ with 3″ x 3-1/2″ remaining for another project)
- Use a clear block to stamp gnome images
- Memento Tuxedo Black if watercoloring
- Basic Gray if coloring with Stampin’ Blends
- Fussy cut images leaving a little white border TIP: Use sharp Paper Snips and move the paper while cutting. Go slow all the way around the image in the same direction.
- Cut 4-14″ x 1/2″ strips
- Line up sentiment on Stamparatus plate
- Position strip with sentiment to the right of center
- Add thick washi tape to mark edges for lining up strips TIP: I use the thicker glimmer washi tape because the cardstock does not ‘slip’ over the tape.
- Stamp and heat emboss TIP: I do one at a time so that the craft ink does not dry. Embossing powder will not stick to dry ink.
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