Hi everyone, today I wanted to share a card featuring items from the Storybook Gnomes suite. It was so fun to make, especially if you like fussy cutting!
I started by creating a card base from Pool Party cardstock. Next, I added a panel of patterned paper from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper pack. I then took a piece of Basic White cardstock the size of a card front and tore off the bottom. Using a Blending Brush I added a very soft layer of Balmy Blue ink before adding the torn-off cardstock back to the bottom. I added some Wink of Stella to this piece to make it a bit more like snowy ground. This panel was then adhered to the card front.
Next, I fussy cut all the animals I wanted from a piece of paper from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper pack. I added some directly to the card and others I popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I covered all the creatures with a coating of Wink of Stella.
For the sentiment, I stamped “Warm Wishes” from the Kindest Gromes stamp set in Versamark on Pool Party cardstock. After white heat-embossing it, I trimmed it to size. I was about to adhere it to the card but I thought it needed something more. I ended up using a heart die from the Sentiment Silhouettes die and die cutting it from the toadstool paper, also from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper, as I wanted to ensure it matched with the colours already used. I also added a small bow of white Baker’s Twine before finishing off the design with a few of the Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems.
Here’s the card…
I’ve really been enjoying using patterned paper to make cards. It’s fun to be able to use it as both a background on a card as well as some of the main focal elements. Are you using your paper or are you hoarding it? If you are a a hoarder, I hope my cards are encouraging you to actually use your paper!
If you’d like to try your hand at making this card, all the supplies you need can be found in my online store. Don’t forget all orders received this month go into the running to win a free stamp set – The Gang’s All Meer.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a great day!