Today Annie has a really cute gnome Christmas card for us to learn how to make and she’s added so many fun details! Remember, all these little tips and tricks are ready for you to use on all your other projects, too, so you look like a STAMPING GENIUS! LOL!
First, let’s look at the beautiful ombre background she’s created for us. She cut her white card stock the with the largest die from our Slimline Nested Ticket Stitch die set and stamped the Splatter Background over the top half (the part that will show) with Versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. PRO TIP: We’ve seen several of our designers using this splatter stamp for snow. This stamp is what we call one of our “little black dress” stamps because it’s a great staple to have in your stamping “wardrobe”!
She then cut two panels of shimmery white card stock with the same large die and used the Stitched Hills die set to create some snowy hills. PRO TIP: Angle your border/edge dies at different degrees to create different “steepness” and fresh angles using the same lines. Annie blended a little Sonata ink over the stitched edges of little hill to add even more dimension and make them stand out from one another.
She stamped all her little characters and her pine tree onto water color paper, colored them in and used our coordinating dies to cut them out.
Annie really wanted the colors of her ombre night sky to pop so she adhered a panel of black card stock to her card front. PRO TIP: Remember that black can add a HUGE amount of visual impact to your projects!
She put her hills together as one piece and then added them to the ombre background panel with some dimensional adhesive and then put the whole thing onto the card base with more dimensional adhesive.
Then she added her elements; the pine tree got tucked into the hills with the branches curved ever so slightly forward for some dimension. The gnomes and fox got added with more dimensional adhesive to add even more depth to this cute scene.
She added the sentiment from Holly Circle Gnome Sentiment Set stamped on black and heat embossed with white, used one of the windows from the Slimline Inside Rounded Square die and popped it on there with more dimensional adhesive. PRO TIP: Save those little windows and shapes that are cut out using your new slimline insert and OPC (one piece cut) dies! They make excellent little banners and tags for greetings!
Here are all the goodies Annie used on her gnome Christmas card today: