Thursday, September 24, 2015

You Gnome Me - Hello Card

My group of stamping friends got together recently for a Project Day.  I am so lucky to know these girls. There is nothing better than a day of stamping and a lunch with people that you like!  I made 2 projects this time because I couldn't decide on just one.  For the first card I used the My Favorite Things set called You Gnome Me.  The card was inspired by one I found on Pinterest by Torico.  You can see her adorable card here.  All of the die cutting on this card is done with MFT's Blueprints 3, except for the fence and grass.  I don't have the dies to cut the gnomes so I cut him by hand.

I didn't have a soft yellow DSP, so I used a brighter one.  I had to use brighter colors for the background and the embellishments to make it look right.  I used Pan Pastels to make the sunset sky in the background. They are SOOO easy...I love using them to make backgrounds!  I also tried a new coloring technique for adding texture when coloring with Prismacolor Pencils.  You use a fine point stylus to press a pattern into the card stock and then when you color over it the pattern lines (dots) stay white!!  I found out that you can't use Gamsol for this technique because it makes the color bleed onto the white lines.  Here's a close up of the plaid pattern...

And here is how it looks with a dotted pattern!  Ohhh...ahhhh...imagine the possibilities!!

Thanks so much for visiting, hope I made you want to get out your stamps and play :)


Supplies Used:
Card stock:  Yellow Designer Patterned Paper, White Cougar Opaque 80 lb, Assorted solids
Stamps:  My Favorite Things: You Gnome Me
Dies: My Favorite Things: Die-namics  Blueprints 3, Fresh Cut Grass, Garden Fence
Miscellaneous: Prismacolor Pencils, Pan Pastels: Diarylide Yellow, Violet Tint, Ultramarine Blue

1 comment:

  1. Oh, these are just wonderful Janet! Love the fun little gnomes which you've cut out perfectly. The different designs on their shirts is great and a fab tip. Have a great weekend. Debra x