Monday, January 23, 2012

To Gnome You Is To Love You

Supplies (all supplies can be found at )
#118484 – E Clear Block
#118486 – C Clear Block
#104045 – Anywhere Glue Stick
#104152 – Paper Cutter
#122334 – Simply Scored
#102845 – Blender Pens
#102642 – Stampin’ Scrub
#102394 – Stampin’ Mist

#120953 – Crumb Cake 8 ½” x 11” Cardstock
#102028 – Confetti White 8 ½” x 11” Cardstock

#119702 – Stampin’ Write Brights Collection Markers
#120966 – Stampin’ Write Basic Black Marker
#101406 – Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad

#126537 – Gnome Sweet Gnome stampset
#127059 – Gnomenclature stampset
#120528 – A Word For You stampset

#107301 – Medium Whisper White Envelopes
#126060 – Lucky Limeade Everyday Enchantment Organdy 1/8” Ribbon

1. Cut a piece of the Crumb Cake Cardstock to 8 ½” x 5 ½” for a card base (you can get 2 of these out of 1 – 8 ½” x 11 piece of cardstock) with the paper trimmer.
2. Score the above base at 4 ¼” with the Simply Scored and fold in half to create a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card.
3. Cut a 3 ¾” x 5” piece of the Confetti White Cardstock
4. Arrange the gnomes, sentiment, and background stamps on the E clear block. Ink with Stazon Ink and stamp on the piece of Confetti White Cardstock. Clean the stamps right away on the Stampin’ Scrub (wet with the Stampin’ Mist) as Stazon stains easily.
5. Very quickly, outline each piece of the stamped image with the coloured markers, using the blender pen to draw the colour in to the centre of the image (work in small areas at a time, the fresher the marker line, the better it works). Work in one colour at a time.
6. Cut a 10” piece of the ribbon. Attach on the back at each end, cut and tie slightly off-centre. Attach the decorated piece to the card front.
7. Stamp happy anniversary and many more to come on the inside of the card using the stazon ink (remember to clean the stamp right away).

Stazon works best for this as its permanent ink and won’t bleed with the blender pen as easily.
Between colours, use a scrap piece of paper to clean off the blender pen.

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