Kindest Gnome Winter Card by Secrets to Stamping

Hi, Stampers!

Make My Monday has a new challenge starting today – “Winter (not for Christmas).” I love making winter cards so I pulled out an old embossing folder first and created a pretty snowy background panel. Then, I thought a cute gnome from Kindest Gnomes would be a great focal image. So, now what goes with a gnome – how about some trees and a peaceful forest friend from Grassy Grove!?

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My secrets!

  • Firstly, this card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5-1/2.”
  • After that, I cut a white panel with the stitched rectangle die.
  • Then, to create the snowy background, I inked up the front panel of the retired Winter Snow embossing folder. After that, I rolled my brayer across the folder, then embossed it through the die cutting machine for colorful texture. Once that was done, I cut it with a smaller rectangle die.
  • Finally, I cut another rectangle from scrap paper, then tore it across the top to add a layer of snow,

And now, the fun part!

  • Next, I stamped the gnome and did my best with coloring him. Once that was done, I cropped him out with the coordinating die. I did an extra one out of white cardstock to give him a little dimension.
  • After that, I inked up the Grassy Grove trees three times and cut them all out.
  • Then, I thought a gnome would be friends with the animals of the forest, so I inked up the deer and cut him out, too.
  • Before gluing it all down, I stamped the “Warm Wishes” from Kindest Gnomes onto the snow panel.

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Kindest Gnome Winter Card for MMM Challenge