GNOMES!! I don't know when or if this trend will end, but gnomes will always be in my heart (and on my shelves)! :) So even though this Sugar Pea Designs set was made for Christmas, I turned these little cuties into Valentines.

I started by stamping out two of the gnome images from the stamp set, Gnome for Christmas, onto 80 lb. Neenah cardstock. I used Gina K. black amalgam ink and stamped the images a couple times to get a crisp image.

I also added a heart to the sitting gnome by masking off his hands and stamping the heart image from Lawn Fawn's Milk and Cookies stamp set.

I used mostly pink and red copic combinations to color in the gnomes. For highlights and touch ups, I used a Uniball white Signo gel pen. Once I finished coloring, I cut them out using my Scan 'N Cut.

From there, I flipped through the Vintage Valentine paper pad from The Paper Studio, to find the patterned papers that coordinated best with the images.

Once I had my patterned paper picked, I used Lawn Fawn's stitched rectangle stackables to cut out an A2 panel for the first card. I also cut out a black banner with Lawn Fawn's everyday sentiment banner dies. And for a final element, I used a scalloped stitched heart die from my stash to cut out a maroon colored heart.

Before gluing the card together, I used Lawn Fawn's Oh Gnome stamp set for the sentiment "there's GNOME one like you," and heat embossed it with white detail embossing powder.

I assembled and glued the card together and attached it to a 110 lb. white cardstock base.

For a final touch, I added some white liquid pearls to the card panel as well.

The second card was assembled pretty much the same, except I used Waffleflower's A2 layer dies in order to add a kraft cardstock layer under the patterned paper.

For the sentiment, I used the same Lawn Fawn set, but just trimmed it out instead of using a banner die.

Then I glued everything together with some Tombow mono liquid adhesive and added a bow to the top of the card using some dollar store jute twine.

For the final step, I added the main panel to another 110 lb. white card base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)

These pastel Valentine's came about after I had finished playing around with a heart background. I stamped out a bunch of hearts from Lawn Fawn's How you bean conversation heart add on, onto a piece of Strathmore watercolor paper. Because I hadn't used my Zig markers in awhile, I thought it would be good practice.

Once I had finished, I realized I had a nice background for two cards, so I cut it in half and looked through my stamps.

I though the Lawn Fawn bunny from Eggstra Amazing Easter was perfect for holding a candy heart and the little sitting bunny from Butterfly Kisses looked so cute next to him.

So once I picked the stamps, I stamped them onto some more Strathmore watercolor paper with Gina K. amalgam black ink. Then I colored them up with Zig real brush markers as well.

When I finished coloring, I used my Scan 'N Cut to cut out the images and went along the edges with a Memento tuxedo black marker. I also used a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen to add some glitter to the hearts.

I used coordinating cardstock colors from my stash to cut out A2 sized panels and stitched hearts.

For the sentiments, I used "Happy Valentine's Day" from the heart add and "To Some Bunny Special" from the Easter set. I used a Lawn Fawn banner die to cut out two curved banners from black cardstock, and heat embossed the sentiments with white detail embossing powder.

Then, I layered everything together and glued it down with Tombow mono liquid adhesive. Before adding the main panel to the card base, I wrapped some black and white jute around the top of the panel and tied a bow.

The final step was gluing the panels to a 110 lb. white card stock base.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)

Hello! Happy 2020!!

This year I am really working towards building my YouTube channel, so I'm so looking forward to getting this crafty ball rolling. :)

I thought this magical card would be perfect start to a New Year celebration! I recently took advantage of my Black Friday purchases and used a bunch of my Trinity stamps and dies; this included Magical Wizards stamps, Magical Sentiments stamps, and the Castle scene builder dies.

I was also able to use up some of my additional colored images from the 30 day coloring challenge, slowly but surely.

To start this card, I ink blended some distress oxides in the colors antique linen, scattered straw, dried marigold, and seedless preserves onto a piece of Canson watercolor paper, which I cut down to 8.5"x3.5".

For the darkest color, I used regular distress ink in the color chipped sapphire.

Once I had the background complete, I used the castle die and Lawn Fawn's Forest border die, to create a silhouette in the distance out of black cardstock.

I also used Lawn Fawn's grassy hillside dies to create two sections of grass in slightly different green colors. I added dimension by blending on mowed lawn, lucky clover, pine needles, and black soot distress oxides in various amounts across each grass piece.

I glued down and trimmed the additional pieces to fit the slimline panel.

From there, I moved on to the fireworks. I used the stamp in the wizards set that looked like shine marks for the tip of a wand and stamped it twice in the same spot but rotated it slightly to create a firework.

I first stamped the images onto some scrap paper with black ink and fussy cut them out in order to see where I wanted to place them, then I stamped onto the main card panel with Versamark ink.

I used gold detail embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun. I then used a Ranger Emboss It pen to add additional details to the fireworks and added more embossing powder.

For the sentiment, I pieced together "Have A WandERFUL New Year" from the sentiment set and heat embossed that with gold embossing powder as well.

To finish the card, I glued down the wizard images and layered the main panel onto coral and black cardstock panels, and finally onto a 9"x4" 110 lb. cardstock base.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wishing everyone a WandERFUL 2020!!

-Jenni :)

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I Love bright colors, cute critters and creating fun handmade projects.

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