WOW!  The 300th challenge!  I’m honored to be a part of this design team, and this challenge.  For #300, Caz, our fearless leader, chose a completely  appropriate theme of Congratulations.  When you finish here, I hope you visit the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge site to see what the rest of the design team created for this special occasion.

Here’s my card:


This absolutely stinking adorable gnome and mushroom stamps and die come from the Kindest Gnome stamp set and Gnome dies, found in the new July –  mini-catalog.  There’s a whole suite for these gnomes, and they aren’t just for Christmas.  

Here’s a look at the suite as shown in the introduction video from Stampin’ UP!


Cuteness Overload, right?  Love!


Measurements and Such:

  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
  • The background DSP measures 4-1/8 by 5-3/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of the coordinating DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. Using the grassy kind of die from the Gnomes die set, I cropped two grassy pieces using the same DSP as the envelope flap.
  • I used the second and third largest deckled rectangle dies to crop the Evening Evergreen frame.
  • Then, I used the second largest die to crop the vellum.
  • The white panel on the inside measures 4 by 5-1/4 inches.
  • After stamping the sentiment in Evening Evergreen, I cropped it using the Stylish Shapes dies (an absolute must have, in my opinion). Then, I outlined it using the Evening Evergreen marker.
  • That’s it for measurements.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • I stamped both the gnome and the mushroom using Momento Tuxedo Black ink on white cardstock.
  • I stamped the gnome on the inside panel of the card and on the front of the envelope flap. All three gnomes were colored the same way.
  • HINT: If you are going to use blends on the front of an envelope, make sure you put a piece of cardstock or a post-it note inside the envelope. This will prevent any bleeding of the blends from getting on the back of the envelope.
  • I used the light and dark Mango Melody blends to color the gnome’s sleeves as well as both windows.
  • Then, I followed the shading on the Gnome DSP to color the mushroom using the dark and light Soft Suede blends. I also colored the soles of the gnome’s shoes in Soft Suede.
  • Next, I used the Just Jade blends combo for the mushroom cap. I tried to recreate the dots on the DSP using the color lifter blend.
  • I used the Old Olive blends combo for the pants, and the outside of the hat. I just used the light blend to color the underside of his hat.
  • My new favorite skin tone is the SU500 marker in the skin tones set. I used it to color the gnome’s hands, nose and face. Then, I used the color lifter blend to just create a little bit of a light spot on his nose.
  • The Smoky Slate light blend worked for this cute guy’s beard. I didn’t want to color the whole thing, so I just followed the ink lines from the stamp and outlined the edges.
  • The last things I colored were his mouth and eyes. I also outlined the soles of his shoes and drew in black lines on the soles.


  • I used multipurpose liquid glue (my favorite adhesive) to adhere the DSP on the outside and the white cardstock panel on the inside
  • Then, I added a thin line of liquid glue to the underside of the Evening Evergreen frame, which allowed me to adhere the vellum to the back of the frame. Next, I added another thing line of glue to the vellum to adhere the whole frame to the DSP.
  • I put dimensionals under the sentiment, mushroom, grassy things, and the gnome, which gives the card depth and dimension.
  • Finally, I trimmed the DSP on the envelope flap and punched a 1 inch circle from the DSP on the front for my envelope seal.
  • With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set was complete.

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