Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Gnome Doubt About It!

 Challenge #446 at Shopping Our Stash is Gnome doubt about it! ~~ use a Gnome or other Magical creature. Last year when gnomes were just becoming a "trend" I questioned why I didn't have any gnomes so one of my teamies sent me a couple and I figured it was time to shop my stash and use them on a card. 

It is a slimline card 3.5 inches by 8.5 inches and fits in a business envelope. I used a inverted scalloped slimline die on some shiny red cardstock, the plaid patterned paper is double sided and I bought it last year at Stamp Art in London before we were in lock-down, I love plaid for Holiday cards. The film strip was made by cutting a tad larger than 2 inches and used the binding edge punch from Stampin'up which I haven't used in many years. Then using a small rectangle spellbinders die cut the openings and used a 2 X 8.25 white piece as a backing, sponged some ink and then fussy cut the two gnomes and my alpha dies were to large to add three HOs. 

I love this vertical sentiment from Stampabilities dated 2005, I'm sure I've had it that long too. I added a strip of the patterned paper to finish the inside.  I try to finish the insides of all the Holiday cards that way there are no surprises come mailing time. 

Has anyone any tips on how to photograph slimline cards, I really was in a dilemma trying. I even propped the Ott lamp up (dang it was hot too) They are too tall for my homemade photo booth. It will be nice to get to the cottage so I can use the lake as a backdrop (as long as it's not windy). 

Thanks for stopping by today I hope you find time to get your magical creatures or gnomes out and enter the challenge, don't forget to head to the MAIN BLOG and check out what the rest of the design team have made. 



Donna said...

Love it!!!!
Love the colour combo and of course the super cute wee gnomes!!

Bunny said...

Photographing is not easy on the slimline cards. You did pretty good. It's a cute card too. [Bunny]

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooh sooooooo cute and it tuns out the only thing better than holiday + gnomes; is holiday + gnomes IN PLAID!!!! love this missus!

Vicky Hayes said...

Those gnomes are really cute Barbara - I wonder where they're from? The combination of the film strip, the plaid and the scallop frame is fun too. I also find slimlines awkward to photograph and it puts me off making them, which is a shame because they look great. Vicky x

Lindsey said...

This is a great slimline design! I agree, love the festive plaid - and your long-legged little gnomes!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! Love these leggy Gnomies, Barbara, what a super cute card, festive and fun.
This challenge made me realize I don't have any, ANY Gnome images, and now I'm very convinced I need to get me some.
Awesome and adorable card, teammie.
Stay healthy and safe.