Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome

I was laying in bed last night thinking about the Freshly Made Sketch challenge (I know, I'm kinda crazy like that), and I couldn't shake the feeling that I had missed something really obvious with my last entry into the challenge. Then it hit me... a window with shutters!

The Gnome Sweet Gnome set was gifted to me from a friend (thank you!!), and I LOVE it. I honestly still laugh every time I use it.

there's no place like gnome


 Materials used to make this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Just Add Cake DSP
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnomenclature
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberrym Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Decorative Label punch, Square punch, Stripes embossing folder,


This was the fun sketch I was working with:



And here is basically how it was made:
1. The shutters were painstakingly made by cutting and sponging 1" x 3/4" pices of Wild Wasabi and layering them on the panels. 
2. The Whisper White piece is embossed using the Stripes embossing folder, to give them illusion of siding.
3. To make the windows, I punched out 4 pieces of scrap paper using the 1-1/4" punch and placed them on a 3"x3" piece of cardstock. This gave me my template... even still, I managed to make them all a little uneven.
4. The curtains and valance are made using both the edgelits dies
5. The sentiment is punched out using the Decorative Label punch and cropped to make it look like a flower box. The flowers are from the Gnome Sweet Gnome set as well (the sentiment is from the set Gnomenclature").
6. The little lady gnome was stamped in Basic Black, then coloured with blender pens and cut out. I adhered her to the inside of the card, so that when it's open you can still see her, and it makes her feel as if she's not painted on the window :P


Until next time - Happy stamping :)

-Tara
xox

16 comments:

  1. This is a FABULOUS card!! I cannot believe how awesome it is....really! WOW!! My jaw has dropped to the floor.

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  2. Your window is fantastic! Such creativity! Sweet card!

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  3. WOW, Fabulous job on the window!!!! Super cute!!

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  4. Ummm - how cute is that??? You have too much time on your hands lady ;)

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  5. What a brilliant idea! Such a great card.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Oh my gosh, this is a winner in my book!! HOW CUTE!!!!

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  7. Are you Kidding me!!!!! The BEST Gnome CARD EVER!!!! Thank you so much for sharing.....

    Faith

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  8. Absolutely love this card. What a creative idea. Those shutters - wow, all that work. Adorable in every way.

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  9. Wow, this is fantastic! I love the whole idea of that adorable gnome looking out the window! So clever! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  10. This is pure delight! Love the sweet polka dot curtains and the shutters! Fabulous card ;)

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  11. Oh my goodness .... what a super card, love this .... your window shutters are perfect and yep, that little gnome makes me smile too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

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  12. Tara, this is just too clever! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  13. This is so fun and so smart! Love those shutters! Isn't a stamp set like this fun? Glad you joined us at FMS!

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  14. Congrats on being a Perfect Princess. This is truly a beautiful card and a well deserved win. :)

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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