Friday, December 23, 2022

Guest Designer Jennifer!

 Hi Jaded Blossom fans!

I’m Jennifer and I’m delighted to be Jaded Blossom’s Guest Designer for December.

Some of my favorite stamps from Jaded Blossom are the ones that feature their adorable gnomes. I slowly collecting them all because they are way too cute, and you can never have enough gnome stamp sets…right?

For my first card I decided to create a cute Christmas card Christmas Is Gnoming stamp set and dies and the Sunburst Card Mat Die. I decided to use a more traditional Christmas color scheme, however, I think this would look great in any color combination.

I began by cutting the Sunburst Card Mat die from some red cardstock that has a tiny gold polka dot pattern. For contrast I inlayed the outline with some plain green cardstock. Then layered the background onto a candy cane striped card layer and added it to a landscape, US A2 card base.

Next, I stamped the cute reindeer/Santa gnome with alcohol friendly black ink and colored it with alcohol markers. I added highlights with a white gel pen which gives the images a more 3D look. I cut the stamped and colored image with the coordinating die and mounted it onto the background with foam tape for dimension.

For the sentiment I stamped and gold heat embossed the phrase “Santa gnomes if you’ve been bad or good” (you gotta love Jaded Blossoms puny sentiments!). The sentiment was cut out with a paper trimmer and layered onto more candy cane striped paper. I also popped this up with a bit of foam tape and added it to the card front. The finishing touch was to add a few gold pearls around the sentiment and image for an extra bit of shine. So, there you go, a quick and simple Christmas card that is easy to mass produce.

Have a great Christmas and I will be back soon with some more card making inspiration.


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