Sunday, January 1, 2023

Keeping it Simple with Stampin' Up!®s Friendly Gnomes

Happy New Year!  It's been a HOT minute since I've participated in a creative challenge but I'm aiming to increase my creative content in 2023 so let's jump right in!

I'm starting of with the TGIF Challenge (#401) calling for simplicity.

To keep this design simple, I started with one of the Enjoy the Adventure Memories & More cards as my base.  Now these card bases are actually 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" so I did trim it down to a standard card base of 5 1/2".

Next I did some tone on tone stamping to create a background fitting the theme. I use this series of hearts stamp which is from the Celebrate with Tags stamp set that is carrying over from the July - December mini.

I stamped this adorable gnome (so not my normal stamp set choice) in Memento on Very Vanilla. I then added Flirty Flamingo ink surrounding it, using a blending brush (& masking paper to cover the gnome). This is then die cut with the NEW Something Fancy dies. I added a hole with my hole punch to add in some of the Gold & Vanilla satin-edged ribbon (also carrying over from the holiday mini).

This little guy was so fun to colour with my Stampin' Blends, I can't wait to stamp and colour some more!

Last but not least was the greeting, which I stamped in both Soft Succulent & Evening Evergreen (sniff, these colours are retiring in 4 months) and a bit of fussy cutting.

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I can't link to the card base or stamp set yet as they haven't gone live but here is a list of the other items in my project.

Product List
Celebrate With Tags Cling Stamp Set (English)
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Blending Brushes
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Gold & Vanilla 3/8" (1 Cm) Satin Edged Ribbon
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Soft Suede Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

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