Hey Krafty Friends, Jen from Katahdin Krafts, on the blog today with this cute Gnome Slimline Card, featuring the “Gnome Love” stamp set. I absolutely love everything gnome, so this was a super fun card for me to create!

The first thing I did was stamp out my images using my Eclipse Black Remarkable Ink Pad, which is Copic friendly. Then I cut them out using my Brother Scan N’ Cut, next I used my Copic Markers to bring all these adorable characters to life.

  • House – B63, B66, B69. Roof – YR23, YR24 & YR27. Wood – E25. Window – B0000. Door – E23, E25, E27 & E29. Lawn – YG21, YG25 & YG17.
  • Sun – Y32, Y35 & Y38
  • Mushrooms – Top – R05, R24 & R27. Bottom – E51, E53, E55 & E59
  • Gnomes – Skin – E53. Hair – E19, YR18 & E97. Boy – Y13, Y15 & Y17. Hat – BV01, BV02 & BV04. Girl – V12, V15 & V17. Hat – Y13, Y15 & Y17.
  • Butterflies – V12, V15 & V17. Y13, Y35 & Y38

I used the negative side of the “Cloud” slimline stencil to make little trees for the background. I first laid down just a little “Tumbled Glass” Oxide for spacing purposes, then I used a low tack tape to secure the stencil onto my paper. This also doubles as a mask to keep the upper and lower areas clean from the ink blending. I used “Mowed Lawn” Oxide Ink and blended it onto my paper, applying it a little heavier on the bottom areas, to give some depth definition. The stencil is slightly smaller than my 8.5″ x 3.5″ card panel, so I carefully removed the tape and repositioned the stencil on the last section of the card overlapping the areas and applied more ink.

The best thing about the “Cloud” stencil is its versatility! You can use each side to achieve endless billowy cloud effects. I used “Tumbled Glass” to blend my first clouds, then I moved my stencil and used “Spun Sugar”, then filled in the lower white areas with “Squeezed Lemonade”. This mixed well with the “Spun Sugar” and gave a nice orangey glow.

I filled in the white area under the “Tumbled Glass” with more “Spun Sugar” and this mixed for a nice purple. So I was able to achieve five colors, using only three. I moved my stencil around various parts of the upper sky to complete it with “Tumbled Glass”.

I removed the masking tape on the bottom and blended “Lucky Clover” into that area, and then used the negative side of the “Grass” slimline stencil to create the bottom of my card. I blended “Twisted Citron” on top of the “Lucky Clover”.

Now that my background panel is complete, it was time to build my cute little scene! I placed all the elements where I thought they looked best, and then stamped the cute little hearts with “Spun Sugar”, between the gnomes. I popped up the house for some dimension using foam tape.

I used B66 around the edges of my 8.75″ x 3.75″ frame, so it would coordinate perfectly with my card.

For my finishing touches I stamped out my sentiment and die cut it out, using Honey Bee Stamps “Banners” die. Then I popped the sun and sentiment using foam tape, and added a few “Vegas Strip” gems from Maker Forte’s collection. The I adhered my panel onto my card base which was 9″ x 4″ (my favorite slimline size).

I loved how my scene turned out! Who doesn’t love gnomes??

Thank you so much for krafting with me today! I hope you take some time to peek around the blog and shop to see all the exciting things happening for Maker Forte this year! I will be back in a couple of weeks with my next project! Take care, and happy krafting!