Hi, I’m back with another card using the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set by Trinity Stamps. I use Catherine Pooler Designs inks from the Party collection to do some quick watercolouring. You can watch the video tutorial below or over at YouTube.
I stamp the gnome with Midnight ink by Catherine Pooler Designs onto Bristol Vellum card. Midnight is an archival ink and perfect for watercolouring.
Holding the board that my card is taped too at an angle to help the colours blend. I start with Tiara, adding a light wash of colour over the sky area. Paint around the gnome, and add Tiki Torch, the Tutti Frutti at the bottom (where the gnome is standing). With Lime Rickey for the grass area.
By working on the background first, I can paint close up to the stamped lines and it doesn’t matter if I get some colour over the stamped lines. I leave this to dry (preferably overnight).
I use a limited palette for the gnome. Cranberry Fizz and Rocking Red for the poinsettia flower, gnome hat and shoes. Having three areas of red help create a visual triangle and lead your eye around the gnome.
Deck The Halls and Lime Rickey are the greens for the leaves on the poinsettia, the sprigs, flower pot and watering can. With Icing on the Cake for the hair and beard and Sand Castle for the skin tone.
I remove the tape holding the card down and draw a black line around the painted edge. The sentiment is from the same stamp set, and stamped in the top right corner. Finally, I mount this onto an A2 card base made from Neenah 110lb card.
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