Friday, July 3, 2020

All Occasion Card | Graciellie Design & MFT Stamps | Alphabet Challenge "G" is for Glitter and Gems


We've got a great new challenge over on the Alphabet Blog - "G" is for Glitter or Gems and this little gnomie is geared up to bring a giant smile to your face! I recently picked up several Graciellie Digital Stamp Sets and I thought that this gorgeous sunflower, from her "Summer Sunflowers" Set, would make the perfect glittery perch for my fun-loving gnome! What I wouldn't give to see this in my garden!

I sized/printed the sunflower image and partially die cut it with a stitched dome die; this panel was finished up by fussy cutting around the leaf overhang. A second flower image was trimmed to use as mask and the panel was ink blended with Distress Oxides. The sunflower was watercolored and the sentiment stamped using the MISTI. I then added two types of glitter to the sunflower - a fine bright yellow to the outer leaves and a chunky warm brown to the center. I die cut the word 'smile' in black and white card stock and ink blended the top layer with the same inks; these layers were glued together with a slight shadow offset and adhered to the dome panel.

The gnome, from MFT Stamps' now-retired "You Gnome Me" set, was stamped, colored, die cut and popped onto the sunflower with foam tape. I glued the hem-stitched panel to an ink-blended card base, added a strip of pattern paper to the bottom and attached the dome panel into place with foam tape. This card measured 5 1/8" square to the tip of his pointy hat and just makes me happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment - it's greatly appreciated!  : ) We can't wait to see your glittery gems over at the Alphabet Challenge!

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  1. A fun combination of images in bright sunny colours,the gnome is awesome

  2. He's fabulous and this is so different from anything I had thought of for this challenge. Love Dawn x

  3. Such a gorgeous card, awesome colouring of both the sunflower & Gnome.

  4. Neat idea to sit the little gnome on the sparkly flower! I also like how you partially die cut the rectangle so the leaf could extend over the edge, looks great.

  5. Hi Rachelle, It's so nice to meet another Cary stamper. Maybe once this pandemic is over, we can meet in person. Love your gnome sitting on the sunflower! He looks very pleased with himself!

  6. oh my goodness, that is an adorable image and you've colored it so beautifully; absolutely love the expression on that little gnomie's face! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (sweet!) STASH with us this time! ♥

  7. I love this gnome and I love the sunflower image too. Great card too!!

  8. Fabulous card, Rachelle! I love that gnome on top of the sunflower. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

  9. LOL, this is a real cutie! Love that gnome, and his pretty little seat is just as cute! And your diecuts are amazing! They really make the card stand out! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber!

  10. Love every element of your card. Anything with a gnome you would have me. Love the smile die. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.