A Holly Jolly Gnome

Is August too early to start making Holiday cards? I don’t think so, and neither does the Holly Jolly Gnome on my card today. Isn’t he just adorable? Here’s how I made this cute little guy.

Holly Jolly Gnome

I started with just a notecard size card base in Sahara sand ( 5 x 7, scored at 3-1/2). Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper has such cut designs and all are the smaller print perfect for card fronts. I chose two patterns (they happened to both be on the same paper, just different sides) and created some layers with Sahara Sand. Each panel of DSP is 4 x 2-1/2.

Holly Jolly Gnome

I stamped my Holly Jolly Gnome with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored him with Stampin’ UP! colored Pencils in Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and White. I like to use a blender pen instead of water to blend the colored pencil. I feel it is 1) way less messy and 2) gives a much more vibrant color while still blending the stroke lines beautifully.

Holly Jolly Gnome

Final Tip: Do you see those little stitched elements behind the DSP? I cut those from the North Pole Wonder die set. The tag die has the pretty design at the bottom and I just cut off a small piece.

Links to Products I used today


Share this post on:

About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.

One Comment

  1. Such gorgeous layers on a super-fun card! Love it!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.