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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Have Yourself A Merry Little Gnome (by Julie)

Hello, today I have a selection of  fun, Winter/Christmas themed cards for you all. Chocolate Baroque recently released some brand new Christmas stamps which include Tomte Christmas, which has lots of fun Scandinavian style gnomes.

My first project is a DL card where I have teamed the large gnome from Tomte Christmas with the Mushroom House. I started by stamping the gnome in the bottom left corner of the card and coloured with polychromus pencils. I also stamped the image onto some copy paper and cut it out to make a mask.
Place the mask over the gnome and then stamp the Mushroom House so that it just overlaps the masked gnome. Remove the mask and draw in some free hand lines to join up the path and to create texture in the snow. Colour with polychromus pencils and add white paint pen to the tops of the mushrooms for a snow effect along with touches of Chrystal Stickles to finish off the snow effect.

My second card sees the the little Tomte Gnome pulling a reindeer placed inside a bauble. I inked up the blank bauble from Shaded Baubles with a blue dye ink and stamped onto some white stamping card. I then inked up the little gnome and deer image with the same ink and stamped it within the bauble. I coloured the image with polychromus pencils and then cut to size to fit the centre of my card blank. I finished off the panel with a sentiment from Tomte Christmas and a stamped snowflake from Christmas Garden.

For my third card I inked up the blank bauble from Shaded Baubles with a light blue dye ink and stamped it directly onto my card blank. I also made a mask from some copy paper. Next I placed the mask over the blank bauble and stamped the snowflake bauble to the right so that it overlaps the first one. Remove the mask and stamp the little trio of Tomte gnomes using the same ink as before. Colour with Polychromus pencils and then add the little snowflake from Christmas Garden for the background before finishing off with a sentiment from Tomte Chrismas and dabs of Crystal Stickles.

My last card uses the same light blue, dye ink as before, which I used to ink up the snowflake bauble from Shaded Baubles and stamped onto spare stamping card. I also made a mask from copy paper. Once you have stamped the sentiment into the bauble, cover with the mask then spritz with a royal blue, spray ink. Cut to size and then stamp the snowflake from Christmas Garden using the dye ink as before, around the edge.
On a separate piece of card, stamp the snowflake and spritz with the spray ink as before. When dry, cut to size and attach both panels to the front of your card blank with 3d foam pads.

Thanks for stopping by and please call back soon for more Design Team inspiration.

Julie xx


  1. GORGEOUS cards, but I LOVE the mushroom house and Tomte.

  2. These gnomes are so cute and such fun to use and love the first with the mushroom house which works so well Julie, and the blue tones of the second and third and a great way yo use the circle bauble shapes too on the third and the last, and more pretty blue tones, I especially love the
    spattering on the last together with the pretty snowflakes beautifully used throughout. x

  3. Cute and fab gnomes, great cards using them!

  4. These are fabulously festive, I love these Gnomes. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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