Hello Crafters. Welcome to the Thursday Create Challenge by Create with Connie & Mary. I made a gnome Christmas card for this Color Challenge. I hope you like it.
I chose to use Basic White and Cherry Cobbler for the pop of color. Well, I added a smidgeon of Blushing Bride for the gnome’s nose and hands. It is unusual to use black on a Christmas card, but, I think it works well on this one. What do you think?
I started with a Smoky Slate card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored and folded at 4 1/4″. Then, I cut three 5 1/4″ x 4″ panels; two panels of Basic Black cardstock (CS) and one of Basic White CS. Using the Dots and Spots Die, I die-cut one of the Basic Black panels and glued it on top of the Basic White panel, then to the card front. I used the Festive Foils specialty designer series paper (DSP) to die-cut the gnome’s hat. The rest of the gnome pieces are cut from Basic White, Blushing Bride, and Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the sentiment with Cherry Cobbler ink on the far right side of a 5 1/8″ x 5/8″ strip of Basic White CS, then layered it on a strip of Smoky Slate CS that measures 5 1/4″ x 3/4″.
Next, I assembled the card front by gluing the sentiment strip, glue-dotting the snowflake, and adding the gnome with dimensionals. Adding the Cherry Cobbler colored Festive Pearls around the sentiment calls attention to the message.
Inside the card:
To tie the inside message with the card front, I stamped the little gnome peeking out to say, “Warm Wishes!” This little guy is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Cherry Cobbler Blends combo pack, and the Medium Light (SU700) Blends marker. Finally, I added a strip of the Festive Foils Specialty DSP used on his hat on the front of the card.
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