Today, I’m sharing another super adorable gnome from KLM Digital Designs November release called Mistletoe Santa Gnome. The image comes with 3 different sentiments, “Merry Christmas”, which I’ve used on my card and also, “Believe” and “ho-ho-ho”. This Santa gnome is out taking a stroll and enjoying the magic of Christmas and winter.
I decided to colour this Santa in non-traditional colours. To make the card, I printed out the main image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my HP Printer. I used my Brother Scan and Cut to cut around the image and coloured it in with Copic markers. Then I applied Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall to the all of the trimming and set it aside to dry.
I used AC White paper to create the base shape of the card 6″ x 6″. Then I applied Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper cut to the same size directly to the base. I had a spare cut-out from American Crafts – “Holiday” paper in which I had used My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out to die cut the centre. I trimmed it a little bit on all sides to create a border. I took a small scrap of Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper and tore it across the top to imitate snow caps. This I adhered to the back of the die-cut panel. Then, I glued the entire piece down on to the background. I also made sure that I didn’t use any glue towards the tops of the snow.
The sentiment was brought into Microsoft Word and I adjusted the width to be .95″. This allowed me to use the 1″ die from Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles to die cut the sentiment after it was printed out. I inked around the edges of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers and applied Clear – Wink of Stella over top of it to make it sparkle. The snowflakes were all die cut from Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet.
The remainder of the card was now ready to put together. I glued the Gnome directly to the background paper and moved it slightly under the snow. I added glue to each of the snowflakes and placed them directly onto the backgrounds. Lastly, I popped up the sentiment with 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.
Stamp and Sentiment: Mistletoe Santa Gnome (KLM Digital Designs)
Inks: HP Printer Grayscale, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peacock Feathers
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Stampin’ Up – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Recollections – Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper – 8.5 x 11″, American Crafts – “Holiday” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm)
Die Cut: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Lifestyle Crafts Cutting Dies – Nesting Circles, Signature Collection by Sara Davies – Winter Wonderland Snowflake Quartet
Tools: 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Clear – Wink of Stella, Nuvo Glitter Accents – Fresh Snowfall, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Cuttlebug
Image coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
Beard: W4, W3, W2, W1, W0, W00
Hat and Coat: BG49, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen
Mitts: BG78, BG75, BG72
Holly, Pine Needles and Berries: R59, R35, G46, G43, G29, YG01, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen
Hope you like it and have a great week!
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