Welcome to my crafty blog and a first outing for the new gnome stamps and dies from Claritystamp. I just love these little chaps! I’ve taken the layout from CAS Colours & Sketches‘ current sketch and gone for a less than traditional Christmas colour scheme using the palette from Color Throwdown. The ‘festive’ theme from Time Out pulls it all together
I started with a 5×7 card blank and embossed a frame onto it with one of Clarity’s embedders (I talked about how to do this in my ‘ladybirds’ post a few days ago). I then blended ‘mustard seed’ Distress Oxide into the centre of the frame and stamped ‘Christmas’ across the lower part using black Versafine Clair ink (my new favourite!)
I stamped out five of the little letterbox gnomes (there are 9 in the set) onto white card and coloured them using Pergaliner pencils in mustard, navy and turquoise, before die cutting them. I then stamped the letters for ‘happy’ into the letterboxes, using the Alphabet set that’s part of the gnome collection.
All I then needed to do was add them to the card front using foam pads, making sure they were centred in the frame and sitting level.
Thanks for dropping in. I spent the afternoon catching up with a crafting buddy over Zoom and managed to batch make 18 Christmas cards (as well as this one). More about those another day!