Welcome to my two-fer card for today!  You already know I enjoy combining two or more challenges, and I’ve done it again with this card.  I took the colors from Sunday Stamps Challenge 287 and the layout, which I made into a slimline card, from Try Stampin’ on Tuesday #565.  I chose the Kindest Gnomes bundle for the card because I want to show the versatility of this set – it’s not just for Christmas.

Here’s my card:


Here are the challenge banners:


I used Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Tahitian Tide, Smoky Slate, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede. 


  • The Pacific Point base measures 9-1/2 by 7 inches, scored at 3-1/2 inches creating a tent fold card.
  • I wanted to separate the blue DSP from the base. Therefore, I trimmed a piece of white cardstock to 9-3/8 by 3-3/8 inches and adhered it to the base. The white cardstock for the inside of the card measures 9-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Next, I trimmed a piece of the retired Waves DSP (designer series paper) to 9-1/4 by 3-1/4 inches and adhered that to the white using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • I trimmed the tree DSP, from the Happy Forest Friends DSP pack, to 2-1/4 inches by 9-1/4 inches. I chose the top part of this DSP because the bottom of it has Calypso Coral mushrooms on it.
  • The Pacific Point trim pieces came from the original piece of cardstock I used for the base. I ran it through the fern 3D embossing folder twice so I’d get the whole piece embossed. Then, I trimmed it in half and it was ready to be adhered to the back of the Happy Forest Friends DSP. Before I adhered the DSP to the front of the card, I wrapped a length of the Tahitian Tide ribbon around the DSP. Right now, it’s tied in a bow. However, if I wind up using this card for a guy, I can untie the bow and retie it in a square knot.
  • I picked the typeset vellum from the Layering Designs vellum. Using the 1-7/8 inch square die from the Stylish Shapes die set, I cropped three pieces.
  • That’s it for the measurements.

Stamping and Coloring:

  • I stamped all three gnomes for the front on white cardstock using the Momento Black Tuxedo ink, which won’t bleed when using the alcohol blends.. Then, I stamped two on the corners of the white inside cardstock.
  • After I let the ink thoroughly dry, I used blends to color them. I used the medium natural skin tones to color the 5 gnomes. Then, I dabbed the spot on each nose with the color lifting blend.
  • Next, I partially colored in all their beards using the light Smoky Slate blend,
  • I colored all the sleeves and shoes using both the light and dark Crumb Cake and Soft Suede blends.
  • The hats on each gnome were colored using both blends combos for Night of Navy, Old, Olive, and Tahitian Tide. I colored the pants on each, and the underside of the sitting gnome’s hat using just the light blend. Then, I used the black marker to highlight various parts of the gnomes, including the eyes and mouths.
  • Finally, I added clear Wink of Stella to the lantern for a bit of sparkle and cropped the three for the front of the card.
  • I used the front sentiment from the Happier than Happy stamp set. The inside sentiment comes from the Kindest Gnomes set.
  • After cropping the three gnomes, I added dimensionals to the back of each.

Finishing Up:

  • Time to add the vellum. Adhesives will show through the vellum, but I needed to get it adhered. My favorite way to adhere vellum includes using multipurpose liquid adhesive, my silicone mat and a make-up sponge. I put enough liquid adhesive on the back to cover the whole piece of vellum. Then, I use the make-up sponge to spread the adhesive on the whole back of the vellum. Since the whole piece is covered, the adhesive won’t show.
  • Next, I added a gnome to each piece of vellum.
  • Then, I cropped the sentiment and using the label die in the Stylish Shapes die set. Then, I cropped the same size banner in Pacific point and cut it in half. I added it to the back of the sentiment and added dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added the colored and stamped white cardstock panel to the inside of the card.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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