Monday, February 27, 2012

Gnome Sweet Gnome Thanks!

The more I use this stamp set the more I like it. This set is very interactive, meaning that there are so many individual components to this set to create just the right scene. I made this card for a new customer as a thank you for coming to my  class and for her order she placed. I send thank you's to all my customers as well as a "thinking of you" card from time to time for those I haven't heard from in a while. Getting cards in the mail (instead of boring bills) is what makes getting the mail so exciting - right? 

I started with my Pear Pizzazz standard A2 card base then cut off a very small portion (maybe 1/2") from the bottom but then realized that it was going to be hard to emboss the card with the matching folder SO I had to START OVER! At least this was discovered early in the process!

So, instead I debossed (used the embossing folder backwards to have the embossing indented instead of raised) the bottom 3/4" with the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. Then I lined up the scallops of the Adorning Accents Edgelit Die on my Big Shot with the embossed scallops and adhered a 5.5"x1" piece of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper on the bottom edge. I also embossed the hearts with the Adorning Accents embossing folder in the middle of the Pear Pizzazz card base.

I cut out the smaller label on Whisper White card stock and stamped my images with Basic Black classic ink. Then I cut out the larger label on blushing bride card stock and layered the two labels. Know that you should not layer these until you are happy that your stamped layer is perfect because it would not be a happy day if you had to start over again, but I don't tend to follow the rules too well myself! 

I  water colored the image with my aqua painter, classic ink pad, and markers (for the inks I didn't have pads for). I stamped the message "You light up my lawn!" by masking. (I think that's the right term!) I didn't want "my lawn!" to run on top of my gnome so I put a piece of paper over the gnome so that only "You light up " would appear and did the same for the "my lawn!" on the next row. Cool! I attached the layered label with Stampin' Dimensionals and voila!

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