Oh my goodness. I am so excited to show you this card and the stamps set that I used to make it! I think gnomes are something people either love or hate. My kids think they're creepy, I think they are adorable! What do you think?
Here's the full set
I started making this card by stamping the treehouse image with black StazOn ink. Then I colored it using Stampin' Up!'s marvelous markers. Of course, I rarely color without using a blender pen, and this time was no different. For the actual tree, I colored using my trusty blender pen and Early Espresso. Usually I just squeeze the ink pad before opening to get a little ink on the lid, but this time I used a drop of the ink refill.
After coloring my images (I also colored in the little gnome lady with markers), I used the 2nd to largest circle in the Stitched Shapes Dies to cut out the treehouse. After cutting it out, I used my Paper Snips to trim along the stitched edge to made the circle just a little smaller.
I used a 2" circle punch and that same circle die to make the Garden Green circle frame surrounding the treehouse. To cut out the little gnome lady, I used Stampin' Up!'s Paper Snips again.
The strips of DSP are from 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper. They are cut to
1/2" x 5 1/2"
1/4" x 4 1/4" (*2)
1/4" x 3 1/2"
Once I had all my pieces colored and cut, it was a snap to put it all together using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and Stampin' Dimensionals.
This card was inspired by CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #396 Be sure to check out their blog, they have so many great challenges and inspiration!