joyful gnomes

Welcome to my crafty blog. Clarity’s ‘letterbox gnomes’ have come out to play again today, inspired by a couple of challenges. I’ve taken the sketch from Fusion (which I flipped) and picked up the gnome sitting on the shelf in their photo. TGIF challenges have also got a gnome theme this week, and I reflected the three that are in their challenge photo.

I stated with a square of white card to fit a 6×6 card blank and used a waterbrush to lighty splatter it with ‘festive berries’ Distress Oxide (it just breaks the background up slightly). I mounted the card onto a square of Julie Hickey’s ‘weathered wood’ paper and then attached it to the card blank.

I stamped three of the letterbox gnomes and coloured them with Pergaliner pencils, picking up the colours from Fusion’s photo, before cutting them with the co-ordinating dies.

I attached a strip of the ‘weathered wood’ paper top the card front, to look like a shelf for the gnomes to sit on. I used the alphabet stamps to give them each a letter in their box, then glued a scrap bit of card on the back of each and attached then to the card front.

I finished by adding ‘Christmas’ from the ‘gnomes and billboards’ stamp set.

Thanks for dropping in. I’m having fun producing my gnome cards in lots of different colourways.

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