Welcome to InKing Royalty’s Blog Hop! We have created wintry projects to share with you today – snow, sleds and mittens are sure to be found in our lineup. We are excited to share our creations and hope you love them! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
I’ve made and posted a dancing gnomes card before, and you can see that post here.
For this blog, I used the Sun Prints DSP because the gnomes DSP (designer series paper) is out of stock. However, the gnomes dies are still available because they coordinate with a new gnomes stamp set coming up in the mini-catalog that starts in January.
Here’s my first dancing gnomes card:
The first bottom picture shows how the bottom of the gnome moves. It does swing freely, if you are careful to not let the mechanism underneath get caught on the rest of the gnome.
Once I got started with this guy, I felt like I needed to make more. Here are those cards:
I stumbled across this dancing gnomes video from Susan Campfield and found out how easy it really is to create this adorable gnomes. You can find her video here. Believe me, her video makes more sense than anything I could write.
- All of these measurements come from the Sun Prints DSP card.
- The Starry Sky base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 inches.
- The white cardstock mat measures 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
- I used the largest deckled rectangle die for the Sun Prints DSP.
- Next, I cropped white cardstock using a smaller deckled die.
- I used two of the DSP patterns to crop the hat and the bottom of the body of the gnome.
- The beard and the three pieces for the nose and two hands were cropped from white cardstock.
- The white cardstock for the inside of the card measures 5-1/4 inches by 4 inches. I used Starry Sky ink and one of the Framed and Festive sentiments for the inside of the card.
- I trimmed another pattern from the Sun Prints DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
Putting the Card Together:
- I used the SU1000 natural blend to color the nose and hands.
- I used the black blunt end of a black marker to outline the hat and the ties on the feet.
- I trimmed a strip of DSP to 1/2 by 1-1/4 inches and then trimmed it in half to create arms. After I trimmed them, I slightly rounded the corners so they wouldn’t be blocky arms.
- HINT: When adding the arms, make sure they don’t rub up against the mechanism that allows the gnome legs to swing. I found that if I trimmed the “shoulders” then glued the arms under where the hat attaches, I could minimize the interference.
- I cropped the panel behind the gnome from white cardstock. Then, I used a blending brush and Starry Sky ink to color the white cardstock. Then, I attached the gnome using dimensionals.
- HINT: Only put one dimensional under the hat and one under each hand. Any more dimensionals will interfere with the swinging legs.
- I used some multipurpose liquid glue to adhere a wonderful snowflake to the DSP on the top.
- Next, I trimmed another snowflake so that it peeks out from under the bottom of the blended panel.
- Before I attached the gnome panel, I wound a combination of the silver mesh and Starry Sky metallic ribbon around the DSP and tied it in a bow.
- Then, I added dimensionals to the blended panel and adhered it to the front of the DSP.
- I used multipurpose liquid adhesive to attached the DSP to the white cardstock, and the cardstock to the front of the card.
- Finally, I trimmed the DSP for the envelope flap, and punched a 1-inch circle for the envelope seal. With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.
Back to the InKing Royalty’s Blog Hop:
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy.
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
- Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
- Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
- Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
- Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
- Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
- Marilyn Jones at Stamp with MJ
Thank you for stopping by today!
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