Wednesday, November 27, 2019

A Gnome Invasion

Hi my friends, the fundraising production line is going at full speed and the cubbyhole has been invaded by lots of gnomes, the most gorgeous gnomes ever. I just had to order the die from Simon Says Stamp to create this gorgeous little dude. I'm sharing the batch of cards I made ready for Saturday's Christmas Craft Fair, fingers crossed these adorable fellas tempt folks to part with their cash.

I began by adding 3 strips of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Design Tape to A2 Kraft blanks and stamped the sentiments from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Merry Misfits and Tattered Christmas inked with Versamark and heat embossed with Ranger Superfine White Embossing Powder.
I die-cut the Simon Says Stamp Kate Snowflake from white card (3 for each card) and fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte. Believe me when I tell you, by the end of this die-cutting adventure I was losing the will to live and with hindsight, I should have attached Sizzix Adhesive Sheets to the card, making the sticking down much faster.
I die-cut the base, nose and beard of the gnome from white card and his hat and body from scraps of Simon Says Stamp Schoohouse Red and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and added another snowflake.
I coloured his nose with Spun Sugar Distress Marker, sprinkled Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel over the front of the card and heat set from underneath until melted.
At this stage, I had a change of heart and trimmed off the front of the card and fixed to a 5" x 7" white card blank.
The back of the card won't be wasted, I have a plan to use those up, so watch this space.
Have fun whatever you are creating
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. That is one gorgeous Gnome for sure and I love the cards Kath, all the designs you come up with are just stunning.xx

  2. These are stunning cards love the designs used and those gorgeous gnomes x

  3. Kath your gnome cards are fabulous and they should fly out of the the design too


  4. These are brilliant, loving the gnomes, showed hubby who collects gnomes for the garden and he said they were brilliant too!
    Linda xxx

  5. He really is a fabulous Gnome and your cards are beautiful! I think you should win Grandma of the Year Award for all your efforts! Hugs, Anne xx


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