Love You from a Gnome! Using Dies as Stencils! Video!


This card is simple and uses an old school technique. Use a die as a stencil!

I saw a card months ago and it reminding me of that technique. I wanted to try it again! The first card I did was the Sweet Christmas card you can see here:

Sweet Christmas

I then started doing it on tons of cards. I love the technique and it’s so easy! Here’s my video (you’ll see lots of cards in this, including ones I’ve never shown):


For this card, I used Sweet Sorbet and Calypso Coral with Blending Brushes for the hearts. I also covered the small hearts with the Wink of Stella.

The sentiment is from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set.

For the Gnome, I colored him with Calypso, Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Medium Light Blends.

I scored a few lines around the edges with the Scored Tool.

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Gnomes Dancing for a Birthday!


Gnomes don’t have to be used for just the holidays. This card I made during my video of how to make the gnomes dance:


Another easy card! I wanted to add something in the background like I did with the snowflakes on the original card. I decided to die cut a few small butterflies (from the Butterfly Wings dies.) I used the Daydream DSP (that you can only get with host rewards).

For the sentiment, I used the Art Gallery stamp set. I love the font of those sayings.

Here’s everything I used:

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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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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:



Here’s everything I used:

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Gnomes on Wobbles!(Craft Springs)

We made this card at my last class. LOTS of Blends coloring! It takes a while, especially when you have 6 people sharing them. But still cool! Many people changed the coloring- I love that! You never have to make my card EXACTLY how I made it!

The Wobbles (or craft springs) are really fun- here’s a link where I bought mine. I first looked on Amazon- crazy expensive. You have to be careful with Amazon!

Craft Springs

I first colored the background with Balmy Blue and Granny Apple green with the Blending Brushes.

Stamped the sentiment (from the Sweet Candy Canes stamp set) with Poppy Parade.

Colored all the Gnomes and Mushroom with Blends.

Here’s how I colored mine:

Blends (Gnomes left to right):

  • Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Bronze (for shoes), ML800 (Medium Light), So Saffron
  • Balmy Blue, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, M500 (Medium)
  • Pool Party, Balmy Blue, Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade, M600 (Medium), Bronze (for lantern), So Saffron
  • Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Bronze, D200 and D100 (Deep) for hair, ML700 (Medium Light)
  • Mushroom: Pale Papaya, Bermuda Bay

The wreath on the mushroom is one of the dies from the Santa’s Train dies. I put a few of the Fine Sparkle on top.

The lights are from the Trees for Sale stamp. Instead of coloring them in, I used the white Pearlized Enamel on each light. Let that dry for about 10 minutes!

Last thing to do is put the wobbles on!

These gnomes are so dang cute!

Here’s everything I used:


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