Hello friends! It's September 1st (already!), and I have some news to share! I am now a DT member for the Merry Little Christmas Challenge! Honestly, this is right up my alley, as my blog description states: I love to make Christmas cards, and I have the stash of supplies to prove it! I appreciate any opportunity I can get to make more cards for my Christmas card stash. Speaking of that stash, here is the one I made for this challenge to add to it:
Thursday, September 1, 2022
I'VE JOINED ANOTHER DESIGN TEAM!
I did some rearranging in my craft room recently, where I rediscovered the Gina K Gnome for the Holidays Kit that she did in collaboration with Therm-O-Web a few years ago. I just love these little guys and all the different products that were made to coordinate with them. When the Festive Fall Bundle came around later on, I grabbed it also. I couldn't resist those tiny little coffee cup dies, and the fact that the gnomes now had hands to hold things!
So, for my card, I die cut all the pieces needed to assemble 2 gnomes from scraps of cardstock. The bodies, hats, and shoes were cut from colored cardstock. I used the coordinating stencil to ink blend some detail to the hats using the ink left on my green and blue blending brushes. The hands and noses were cut from white and colored with an E11 Copic marker. I die cut the beards from some heavyweight white felt I had bought a few years ago for another project. I think this adds some fun texture to my card! The coffee cups were also cut from white cardstock scraps and given a bit of shading with C3 and C1 Copics. The lids were cut from black cardstock.
The card base is a mini slimline that I covered with a paper from Lawn Fawn's Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad to act as the sky. Next, I die cut some white cardstock with the Stitched Hillside Borders also from Lawn Fawn. The hill in the back is glued down flat, while I added foam tape to the hill in the front. Star Dust Stickles was added to the tops of both hills. The trees are from the Gnome for the Holidays kit; the 2 in the back are glued down flat, and foam tape was added to the top of the frontmost tree, for just the slightest bit of dimension. I covered all 3 trees in Star Dust Stickles. I wish it showed better in my photo, instead of looking more like a clear glitter! 😞 I haven't added a sentiment yet, but it will most likely be "cheers."
Assembly of the gnomes took place on the card front, starting at the bottom and working my way up from there. A combination of glue and foam tape was used in this process, depending on where the different pieces would lay on the card. And that's it!
CCAYR: Christmas/Winter Hot Drink
Christmas with The Cuties #63: ATG (2/3)
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #92: ATG (2/10)
Christmas Craft Creations: Winter Activities (they're walking in the snowy woods with some hot beverages)
Besties International: ATG (1/3)
Moving Along with the Times #146: Trees and/or Leaves (1/5)
Crafts Galore Encore #103: ATG (2/3)
Die Cut Divas: ATG (2/4)
Pearly Sparkles #77: Traci's Recipe (Pink, Pearls, and/or Sparkle) lots of sparkle!
The Crafting Challenge: ATG (2/3)
Your Scrapbook Place: ATG (2/3)
Word Art Wednesday #559 - #560: ATG (2/5)
Cardz 4 Galz #180: 3 of Anything
My Time to Craft #489: Fantasy/Whimsical
Through the Craft Room Door: ATG (2/4)
QKR Stampede #451: ATG (2/3)
Creatalicious #242: ATG (2/3)
Simon Says Wednesday: ATG (1/5)
Penny's Paper Crafty #529: ATG (1/3)
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday: ATG (2/3)
The Outlawz Festive Friday: Christmas
Thanks for stopping by today! Many thanks to Leslie for giving me this opportunity to be on her MLCCB team! I look forward to spending some fun times creating more Christmas cards, and hopefully digging into some of my stash that is sorely under-utilized! Have a great day, and until next time,
💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗
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