Friday, April 16, 2021

Gnome Love

 Here's another card from the great group of stamps I got from last week. This guy is huge!!

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I made a standard A2 sized card and this garden gnome fills it! And I paper pieced most of it and I love how it turned out!


Isn't this little guy adorable!!! I think I have a dozen colors of card stock to make this guy, all scraps! I stamped him or pieces of him on the card stocks then carefully cut out. I added some more color using markers to create shading or beard lines. A bit of Journey Glaze from Spellbinders was used in the 2 flower centers. I also used Bearly Art Glue as I love the very fine tip on it. Perfect for those itty bitty pieces! I used some Journey Glue for the larger pieces.

I also added some blue and brown to the background. I scribbled the markers on my glass mat then watered them down and used my water brush to apply the colors to the background, which caused the paper to warp a bit.  Inside is stamped the sentiment, "If friends were flowers I'd pick you".  Sadly I got a smudge of black on the back outside cover but at least it's out of site.

I find doing some of this fine detail cutting very therapeutic.  But with paper piecing one must be careful to cut either inside the lines or outside the lines depending on where the piece goes. And if you use white core paper you must use a black marker on all the edges so the white doesn't show. This is especially true with pattern paper.

Have you tried paper piecing? It can be a challenge but this guy wasn't very hard since he is so big. And only the hat, beard, pants, hand, plant & pot are pieced. Everything else is glued on top.

Stampin Carol

Those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.   Psalm 9:10

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