Saturday 7 November 2020

Gnomemade Christmas Tree

     This card was inspired by two friends, it was Jenny's idea to make a tree with these stamps and Val's amazing hand sewn gnome that really set the colour scheme, thank you ladies.
     I started by stamping each of the six gnomes on to Stix2 masking sheet and cutting them out. Then I stamped the centre gnome, masked him and stamped his two friends beside him.
     The piece of card I stamped on was quite large so I had plenty of room to play around with the images. I continued to stamp and mask until all six gnomes had been used and my tree shape was formed.
     I left the card for a while to make sure that all the ink was completely dry before I removed the masks, I knew it was likely that anything was still wet I would smudge it and have to start all over again.
     There were a few tiny gaps in the stamping where I hadn't got the mask exactly right, this was put right with a black micron pen.     
     To colour the image I used alcohol markers, with having spare card around the image I was able to try out the pens to make sure I was happy with the shade I'd chosen.
     I added a tiny bell to the top of each hat by sewing through the card. This did make matting and layering a little tricky because of the lumps, but it all worked out and meant my thread was all hidden.
     To add the greeting I die cut various phrases and chopped them about until I got 'gnomemas', I wanted something a bit different for this card.
     I shall have a play and make some variations using these cute little gnomes, as they can be any colour a gnome is not just for Christmas.

Materials List   (available from your local craft shop)
CTJJ143 - Gnomes by Two Jays
S57268 - Masking sheet
S57262 - 3D PVA Glue from Stix2

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Send a Smile For Kids - Happy Holidays/Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Craft - Anything Coloured
Craft Rocket - Christmas/Winter
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Family and Friends
The 12 Months of Christmas - #71 For The Boys
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas 


  1. Wow what a lovely card. I like that you merged the images and that fantastic sentiment. The bells on the gnomes' hats are a lovely touch too. Thank you for entering the For The Boys Challenge at 12 Months of Christmas.

  2. Hi Rocky this is such a cute card. I do love those gnomes. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. That gnome tree is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas challenges


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