Saturday, November 14, 2020

Stampin' Up! Gnome for the Holidays

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!  

Happy Stamping!

Product List 
Blender Pens
Paper Snips


  1. What a cute use for this stamp set, I love gnomes. This one has always left me a bit confuzzled though. I love the colors you have used as well. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S

    1. Thank you, this one was fun! Your challenges at CC&S inspire me!


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