Just as I predicted, it seems that a lot of products from the Last Chance List sold out yesterday. Free shipping will do that. Still, we haven’t much longer to wait until the Stampin’ Up! 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue goes live. There’s so many good things coming and I plan to start my sneak peek series on Tuesday. That will be just a week from the launch. Meanwhile, I wanted to remind you about the retiring Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set and coordinating Gnomes Dies with this “gnome sweet gnome” gift tag.
CHOICE OF THREE GNOMES
There’s not ‘mushroom’ in the gnome’s house but that’s where I decided to start (groan). Using Tuxedo Black ink I stamped the image about halfway up a 2-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Thick Basic White Card. Above that I stamped the “gnome sweet gnome” sentiment. Then from the three gnomes in the stamp set I chose the one with flowers in his beard and stamped him onto a scrap of Thick Basic White Card.
With the stamping done I wanted to do the die-cutting next. So from the retiring Gnomes Dies I found the one that coordinated with my gnome image and cut him out. Then from the Tailor Made Tags Dies I chose the largest of the flat-topped tag dies and used that to cut around the mushroom and sentiment
To colour in the images I decided to use Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I started with the gnome’s hat in light and dark Cherry Cobbler. Then for his trousers I used dark Old Olive, followed by light Old Ollive for his shirt sleeves. His shoes and mittens came next with a combination of light and dark Crumb Cake, while his face was done in Ivory. To finish I chose light and dark Daffodil Delight for the flowers decorating his beard.
Turning to the mushroom I used light and dark Crumb Cake for the top, with Bronze on the spots. Then on the underside of the mushroom cap I used Light Petal Pink, before adding lines of dark Crumb Cake and Bronze. The mushroom stem came next in dark Petal Pink, followed by a light Crumb Cake door. Finally I coloured the windowsill, door frame and handle in Bronze.
Around the house I used light and dark Daffodil Delight for the (mostly hidden) flowers. Then with light and dark Old Olive I coloured the leaves and added some horizontal lines for the ground. Finally I finished off the background by going back to the light and dark Crumb Cake for the stones.
Now the colouring was complete I attached the gnome to the tag using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Then I cut a 6″ piece of Crumb Cake twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. After threading it through the hole at the top of the tag I tied the twine in a simple knot. So now with my final gnome project complete it’s time to bid a final farewell to this sweet stamp set and coordinating dies.
For more of these Friendly Gnomes see my earlier blog posts:
RETIRING PRODUCTS (only available while stocks last)
CONTINUING PRODUCTS (however some prices will be higher from May 2nd)