Quick and cute Christmas Gnome card w/video by Jeni

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Hi, I am falling in love with all the gnomes by Trinity Stamps. This little *girl is from the From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set.  I teamed it with some patterned paper for a quick and cute Christmas card.  You can watch the video tutorial on YouTube or here on the blog.



I stamp the image from From Our Gnome To Yours stamp set with Midnight ink onto Bristol Vellum card. Then colour this in traditional colours with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. The darkest colour first, then the lighter colour before blending out the colour with the Zig Blender pen.


Geranium Red and Carmine for the red.  A mix of Deep Green, Dark Green, May Green and Light Green.  Brown for her braids and beard and oatmeal for the skin tone.  Then diecut with the coordinating die.

*If you colour the braids and the beard the same dark tone you could turn this girl gnome into a boy gnome.


Patterned Paper

I flip through and pick a plaid pattern from the slimline Holiday Patterns patterned paper pad that matches with the colouring. Trim the plaid design to 3.5 x 5.5” and adhere flat to an A2 sized card panel. The Trinity Stamps patterned paper pads have 24 sheets of 12 different designs and are double sided.



I diecut the coordinating sentiment dies first, then stamp the sentiment stamps in black ink.  I want the sentiment to be foam mounted to help it stand out from the background, and also foam mount the gnome.


Finish the card

I adhere three transparent embellishments from the Boiled Sugar mix with liquid glue, and when this has dried, I will mount to a card base made from Neenah 110lb card. The Tidy Tray is perfect for keeping all these little embellishments together and make it easy to funnel them back into the tub.


In the video, I flip through both the patterned paper pads we have in stock so you can see all the amazing designs and colours. You can find these Trinity Stamps products, and more in the shop.  Don’t forget to share your makes with us at the Paper Tree Tribe on Facebook and use the hashtag #thelittlepapertree on Instagram.

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Find the card and ink supplies here and the basic craft supplies here


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