A Solo Dancing Gnome

 

When I was making my short video on how to make the gnomes dance, this is the one I made. As I started making the card, I came up with so many ideas.

The bows are from the Cottage Wreath dies. The embossing folder used on the Crumb Cake is the Whimsical Woodland. The “merry merry” is fro the North Pole Mischief stamp set. I die cut it with a die from the Fabulous Frames. I added two pearls on each side, but I colored them first with the Light Shaded Spruce Blend.

This card would be cute even if the gnome didn’t dance!

Here’s my videos (the short one and longer one) on how to make them dance:

 

 

 

 

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Ringed with Nature- Easy Card!

 

I made this card a few months ago, but every time I look at it, I like it more. It was pretty easy!

I first embossed the Sahara Sand paper with the embossing folder. I then cut a piece of Real Red the same size as Sahara (4-1/8 x5-3/8) and used the die cut along with the embossing folder. Gave it a little dimension.

The leaves are from the dies. I just die cut a bunch of them and slid them under the Real Red paper. I then added some “berries” with the Pearlized Enamel Effects. I love that stuff!

The sentiment is from the stamp set. I stamped with Real Red on Basic White and then die cut with the Stitched Rectangles. I then die cut another rectangle with Old Olive.

Easy card!

 

 

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Glimmer Ornaments! LOTS of Glimmer!

OK, taking pictures of sparkly cards is hard. I think I’ve taken about 25 of them, so this was the best one. But it still doesn’t show how glittery it is. ugh.

If you saw my Yeti card using the Picture This dies, I wanted to use the part I didn’t use for that card. Lots of glimmer! Here’s the Yeti card:

Is It Christmas, Yeti?

I put the negative piece, from the Yeti card, on Basic White. I then die cut two of the Stitched Rectangles dies to make a frame using Tahitian Tide paper. I then used the Picture This die on scrap glimmer paper- just putting enough paper under the different circles. I used the Spruced Up Outlines dies with the White glimmer (from the mini) for the tops of the ornaments.

I added a few more ornaments on the card- ones that didn’t fit inside one of the empty circles.

I stamped the sentiment from Christmas Scottie on white with Tahitian Tide ink. I die cut it with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The ribbon on the side is the really pretty Metallic Woven Ribbon in the main catalog.

Here’s everything I used:

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How to Make Those Gnomes DANCE! Video!

 

Who doesn’t love to see gnomes dancing??

 

I saw that SU had shared this technique at a recent event. What a great idea! I’ve used it on two different cards, this one and a witch one that I’ll share in a few days. It is really so easy and fun!

Here’s my video of making this card:

 

 

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Snowy Scene thru a Window

 

We made this card at one of my classes. It’s so pretty and doesn’t take long!

 

When you die cut the window from window wishes, the inside piece comes out and you can use that for the window, or for something else. I first did a light Balmy Blue background, then stamped the trees (also from Window Wishes) with Early Espresso and Garden Green. I then added some snow with the puff paint.

I wanted to make the window look like it was inside a house looking out. The pretty Petal Pink DSP is from the host DSP Design a Daydream. If you place an order over $150, I suggest getting that paper. You can use it for lots of cards!

On the bottom, I had a piece of Basic White that was 4 x 1.5. I scored every 1/4″ using the Simply Scored. It makes it look like beadboard! I then placed a very small piece (4 x 1/4) of white on top.

For the sentiment, I used the Christmas Banners. You can stamp the sentiment and the banner before die cutting, but Ii did it different. First, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and embossed with white powder. I then die cut it. Then, using Petal Pink ink, I stamped the banner. It’s hard to get it on there perfectly, but I liked the way it looked.

 

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Palm Trees for Christmas!

 

 

You may have seen the video of me making a background that was a sunset and an ocean. I showed this card in that video. I have made other cards that have palm trees with “lights” on them. Reminds me of one of my favorite commercials- The Corona beer one around Christmas time.

Here’s the video of me making the background (there’s two- one very quick and one longer):

 

 

 

This card just used one kind of paper- Basic White! I don’t think I’ve ever done that before!

The palms from the Palms Dies were die cut and one flipped over- so they would lean towards each other. I colored them with Soft Suede and Granny Apple Green.

For the rhinestones, I used the red ones and the basic ones. For the basic ones, I colored them with the Shaded Spruce Dark Blend.

The sentiment is from Sunkissed and die cut with the Stylish Shapes dies.

The birds are from the Waves dies.

Love these types of cards! (as you can probably tell since I’ve made so many!)

 

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Perfect Partners! Making a Gold Background with Masks!

The masks that are on page 128 of the AC can be used in so many ways. SU has had masks for several years, and I always buy them. And never use them. So, I made a goal for myself to use these!

I had the Glimmer Speciality Paper sitting around (on page 31 of the mini catalog) and knew I could make some really fancy trees with the Trimming the Tree dies (only available this month!!).

I thought it would be cool to open a card and see those fancy trees. So, I decided that I wanted to make a gate card and use my Low Profile Velcro to keep it closed.

Here’s a link to a different size of the Low Profile Velcro I used (the size I used isn’t available now):

Velcro Low Profile

I thought of what to have on the outside of the card. Tried a few things and didn’t like it. Then I knew I could make something really metallic with the masks and gold embossing powder.

This card has lots of fancy papers on it! Pearlescent, glimmer, and embossed cardstock!

Here’s the full video of me making this card:

 

And here’s my short one!

 

 

 

 

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Perfect Partners x 2: Yetis with a Christmas Tree!

Out of all my supplies, I didn’t have a tree stamp/die that looked the right size to be with the yetis. When Perfect Partners came around, I knew I had to get those trees!

Lots of snow on this card!

All the dies on this card, except the die to die cut the sentiment, are part of Perfect Partners and ONLY AVAILABLE until 9/30 or when they sell out!

First, I made a night background with my Blending Brushes. I used Night of Navy, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, and Mango Melody.

I stamped a yeti with Balmy Blue and die cut. I then did a reverse stamping and die cut so they could face each other. Here’s a quick video on how I do that:

 

I stamped the tree with Soft Sea Foam and Pear Pizzazz. Die cut it.

I die cut the tree stand with the Silver Foil paper (it has 3 different finish/colors). I die cut the bows with Silver Foil paper with a different finish.

The mountains were die cut with Gray Granite paper.

The sentiment is from the Ringed with Nature stamp set. I stamped on Basic White with Pear Pizzazz. Die cut with Stitched Rectangles.

I then added the Snowfall Accents Puff Paint to just about everything!

 

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Happy Halloween from Two Witch Pumpkins

 

 

Every Halloween season, I always see lots of pumpkins with witch hats. So, I decided to make a card like that!

 

The background was made in my video Watercolor Techniques #1 seen here (it starts around 13:58):

 

For the pumpkins, I stamped with Pumpkin Pie on Pumpkin Pie paper. Die cut. The eyes are made with the negative pieces from the fence die in the Barn Dies- as is one of the noses. The star is from the Witch Hat builder punch. The smiles are from the Scalloped Contours dies.

Their hats are from the Bewitching Bundles. Stamped with Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia.

On the ribbon, I colored the white part with a Highland Heather Blend.

For the bottom, the swirly dies are from the Rustic Pumpkin dies. I used the white glitter paper.

For the sign, I stamped the sentiment (from the Scary Cute stamp set) with Gorgeous Grape. I die cut with the banner die in the Scary Silhouettes dies. I then embossing with the Timber embossing folder. I cut a thin strip for the bottom and embossed that, too.

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