Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Stamping Bella Gnome Pile

I'm up on the Crafty Doodle Chick Blog again today showcasing this little beauty!
I am super happy that Crafty Doodle Chick decided to stock Stamping Bella stamps - these have been a favorite of mine for a while now.
I just LOVE the new gnome images - they seemed to be a little obsession of mine over the Christmas period last year! Not your typical garden gnomes - but more scandinavian in design.
I chose to use Stamping Bella's 'Gnome Pile' for my card.

I wanted to give you a little inspiration for the current RAINBOW challenge, which will end on Saturday 21 April 8pm EST. I have a sketch for you to try out too if you feel this would be an added inspiration.

 This is a very simple sketch, which can be interpreted any way you like. I love to use sketches for inspiration, otherwise all my cards seem to look the same!!

I colored the gnomes using my prismacolor pencils, adding some extra details here and there with a white gel roll pen. I then fussy cut it out - although you can buy the coordinating dies.

I used grassy edges border dies from My Favorite Things to cut out the border from some green vellum and glitter cardstock - layering them together. As I glued the vellum on top of the glitter cardstock, you could see the glue through the front of the card. I added some green baker's twine to hide this.

I wanted the sentiment to fit to the side of the gnomes as in the sketch, so I cut the sentiment stamp in half and stacked them on top of each other. I then stamped the sentiment onto the white cardstock background using MFT Extreme Black ink.

I ended up getting some ink from my fingers on the top of the card - I am SO not good at keeping cards clean! To cover this up I used a stitched cloud die set from Whimsy Stamps. I cut the clouds out from white cardstock so the would blend into the background - on this occasion I didn't want to add blue distress ink for the sky. I like how subtle the card is without.

You'll find these products in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:

 Extreme Black Hybrid Ink Cube

Available from My Favorite Things:

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team!
And don't forget this is the last week of challenge #2 RAINBOWS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.

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