The Merry Gnome set includes 12 separate image stamps and two sentiments and can be used to build a wide variety of scenes, like these two on tags.
I adore the little stool image and I used it to boost the short little gnome high enough to add a carrot nose to the snowman above, and a decoration to the tree, below. I used the MFT Stitched Traditional Tag dies to cut out the stamped and colored tags, and the Altenew Terrific Tag dies to die cut the patterned paper tags.
I stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic markers. Copics used include: Hat – BG57, BG45, BG01, BG00, Trees – YG67, YG63, YG61, Reds: R27, R35, R43, R32, Browns: E47, E37, E34, E31, and YR21 and YR20 for the star.
Next, I created a little scene by masking and stamping the largest gnome with the two snowman, so that the middle snowman looks like his arms are around his two friends.
After coloring them, I hand cut them out as a unit and adhered it to a card front made with a snowdrift die cut piece of white cardstock over top a blue polka dot patterned paper background. I stamped one of the sentiments in the Merry Gnomes stamp set. In addition to the Copic colors listed above, I used B16, B14, B12 for the blue stripes on the Gnome and YG17, YG23, YG25, YG03 YG21 for the green stripes.
The next card is another configuration of snowmen and tree, this time with the addition of stacks of prezzies. For those, I stamped a bunch individually, then colored and cut them out to adhere to the front of the scene, thinking that would be easier than masking in this instance.
I added snowflakes randomly with tiny dots of liquid adhesive and white embossing powder, die cut the scene with an oval shaped die, tucked the scene behind another snowdrift-stitched die and added a sentiment from the Jane’s Doodles Winter Words stamp set. In addition to the colors listed above, I used B0000 and BG0000 to shade the snowmen, and C9, C6, C4, C2 and C0 to color hats and boots.
Finally, I used the gnomes in the set to create a “Congrats” type of card. I masked and stamped the two gnomes in a position that their raised hands look like they’re giving each other high fives! I used the “gnomebody” sentiment in the stamp set, and because I don’t own a stamp that says “high five!”, I measured and centered, and drew pencil lines, then wrote the sentiment myself, using a black liner pen and imitating the font style of the sentiment below it.
To frame the gnomes without departing from the CAS style, I again measured and drew pencil lines with a straight-edge then hand-drew the wonky lines around them. I used E02 and E01 Copics for their flesh tones.
And now for something entirely different! I used the lovely Winter Flowers stamp set to create this study-in-blues card.
I stamped on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink and used a few different shades of blue in both Tombow brush pens and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color and used a small damp paint brush to blend the various parts of the whole arrangement. There are 8 different floral images and one sentiment in this set and I stamped them all separately, then cut them out and arranged them in position.
I stamped another sentiment from the Winter Words stamp set, onto a strip of coordinating cardstock, and heat set with white embossing powder. Then I added a few matching blue enamel dots to complete the card.
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