Christmas Gnome Night-time scene card | Video tutorial by Jeni

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Hi, have you started your Christmas cards for 2021 yet? It’s still a bit early for me – I prefer Christmas and winter crafting when it’s a little chillier outside, but I felt like colouring a gnome.  The Gnome for the Holidays stamp set was the first I saw when I flipped through my Trinity Stamps box of stamps and dies.  My last few cards have been with bright vibrant colours so I went with soft subdued shades for today’s card.


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Video Tutorial

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Written Tutorial

I stamp the gnome and sentiments with embossing ink and heat emboss with Raven embossing powder.  Then use my favourite ink pads with a blender pen.


Catherine Pooler ink colours:


The background is water-coloured with Catherine Pooler refills on watercolour card.  I want a deep dark nighttime scene and watercolour card is strong enough to hold the amount of liquid I’ll be using.  I draw a road to the gnome to be driving on and slowly build up the colour – letting each layer dry before adding more colour.


Catherine Pooler refill colours:


I leave the background to dry overnight, trim it smaller and adhere to a white card base. The die cut gnome/car and sentiment are flat to the card.  I love the white edge around the die cut against the dark background.  Which sentiment do you think I should use?  I can’t decide between “We’re gnome for the holidays” and “I’ll be gnome for the holidays”


Trinity Stamps new release, Autumn Impressions is out tomorrow! and you can find all the Trinity Stamps products we stock in the shop here.  The basic card making supplies are listed and linked as card and ink supplies here and basic craft supplies here.


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