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Gnome For Christmas Tree Easel Card

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 02

Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel Card with Spellbinders and Photoplay Paper

Hello, Friends!  I have to ask you, is this Gnome for Christmas Tree Easel card cute or what?  After putting this one together earlier this week, I just had to share it with you here, because the end result made me smile!

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 03

Sometimes, a product pairing is a match made in heaven.  That’s the case with the Spellbinders Gnome Tree and Photoplay Paper Tulia and Norbert Christmas Party papers.  Putting this card together required a bit of work, but it was so worth the effort!

There are a LOT of little pieces in this die set.  So right off the bat, I recommend you find a magnetic sheet and lay the pieces out so you don’t lose any.  (We won’t talk about how I accidentally dropped one of the small bits into the paper trash can beside my die cutting area and the ensuing search all the way to the bottom of the receptacle where the little bugger was snuggled up all comfy and cozy.)

Gnome for Christmas Tree Tips and Tricks

Spellbinders Gnome For Christmas Tree Pretty Pine Background Stamp Photoplay Christmas Party by Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

  • First, die cut just the tree frame from sturdy white cardstock.
  • Next, insert the “gnomes” inside the frame and die cut a second time from sturdy white cardstock.  Keep this panel intact, and adhere it over the frame die cut.
  • Now, die cut the gnomes from white glitter cardstock. (Linked below).  Use tweezers or a Quik-Stick Tool to lift the beard pieces from the die cut and adhere over the bearded areas on the white base.
  • Then select 2 patterns from Photoplay Christmas Party and die cut the hats. Repeat the process for each pattern.  You can save the pieces you don’t use in this card for a second card.  So even though it’s a fair bit of die cutting, it’s like a BOGO deal.
  • Now die cut the trousers from the same patterned papers.
  • Die cut  wreath, stars and garland pieces from scraps of glitter cardstock.
Emboss/Resist Stamped background

Follow these steps to make the background oval for the card.

  • First, die cut the largest Picot Petite Oval from white cardstock.
  • Next, ink up the Pretty Pine Background stamp with clear embossing ink.  Stamp onto the die cut oval.
  • Now, heat emboss with opaque white or Shabby Ivory embossing powder.
  • Then swipe a non-stick craft sheet with Pine Needles, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage and Peeled Paint Distress ink.  Spritz with water until beads form.  Tap the stamped oval into the inky puddle to pick up the ink.  The embossed areas will resist the ink and create the patterned background.
A Peek Inside

Dress up the inside of this 7″ x 5″ easel card base with festive patterns from the Christmas Party paper collection.  Add a little gift card holder, and your job is done!

Gnomes for Christmas is a very good idea, dontcha think?  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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