• Jenni

Fall Gnomes - Not 2 Shabby

If you gnome me, you know I LOVE gnomes! 😂

So when I received this adorable set from the Not 2 Shabby shop, I was so excited to create with it.

Right away I stamped out all of the images from the set onto 80 lb. Neenah card stock with Gina K. black amalgam ink; I stamped out a couple extra leaves as well.

For my coloring, I decided to shake it up a little and use something besides my Copics. Not really much of a stretch, but this time I reached for my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Once I had all my images colored up, I fussy cut them out with some detail scissors. I cleaned up any areas where I went outside the lines using a white gelly roll pen and started to pick out some fall papers.

From my stash, I grabbed a couple older 6"x6" paper pads and sorted through the scraps. I chose A Perfect Autumn from Echo Park and Woodland Forest from Pebbles. Funnily enough, the colors I used when coloring my images, coordinated perfectly with the two paper collections, so these two cards came together really nicely.

Layering two of my scrap pieces, I made a 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" card and glued the gnomes, a mushroom, and the pumpkin at the bottom of the panel. Then I heat embossed the main sentiment from the stamp set "there's gnome one like you" directly onto the patterned paper.

I added my three colored leaves towards the top of the card, along with some flat back pearls to finish it off.

I made a card base using 110 lb. white Recollections card stock and glued the two pieces together using liquid glue.

For my second card, I used a sheet of cut-aparts from the Pebbles paper pad and trimmed apart all of the squares.

I organized them all by sentiment and chose the ones with the cream colored background. I also chose two yellow squares that matched my colored banner.

I used a My Favorite Things cover die along with a Hero Arts woodgrain texture die to cut a frame that all the little squares would set inside of. I cut the die from another piece of scrap cardstock and then ran it through my Bigkick again with the texture die.

I popped it up with two layers of foam tape and added one layer of foam to each of the squares.

I chose a red patterned paper from the collection and trimmed it down to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and attached the frame. Then I added all the little sentiment squares inside of the spaces.

I heat embossed the "I'm here for you" sentiment onto my colored banner with white detail embossing powder and versamark ink. Then I glued the rest of my images behind it and popped that up with foam tape as well, and attached it to the center of the card.

I used the same cardstock as before to create another card base and attached the panel with liquid glue.

And that finishes these two sweet autumn gnome cards using the new Fall Gnomes set from Not 2 Shabby. 🍂😄🍁

I love how they turned out! It was fun to dig into my old papers and incorportate cut-aparts into a card, which I've never really done before.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

-Jenni :)



Fall Gnomes:

Not 2 Shabby Fall Release 2020 Bundle:


Woodland Forest:

A Perfect Autumn (alternative):


Hero Arts Woodgrain Texture:

Horizontal Collage Cover-Up Die:


Heavyweight cardstock:


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