• Jenni


Updated: Oct 22, 2019


I have been on a kick lately of altering my stamped images and this card fits right in. I used Lawn Fawn's Oh Gnome stamp set to create this trick or treating scene on my very first slimline card.

I started by drawing out my card idea in my sketchbook and stamped out the gnomes I wanted to use. Once I had them stamped I started drawing on their outfits. I decided on a witch, a mummy, and a franken gnome.

When I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted them to look I placed the stamps in my MISTI and started inking them up with Gina K. amalgam black ink.

Looking back on my sketch, I wiped away the areas on the inked stamp where I would be drawing in my own details. For the franken gnome I wiped away everything below his beard, leaving just the outline of his body. I did just about the same thing for the female gnome, as well as wiping away parts of her hat and her feet.

I then drew in the details with a pencil before inking over them with a micron pen. Once fully dry, I took a kneaded eraser to erase any leftover pencil lines.

I used a variety of alcohol markers to color up the gnomes as well as some additional images from Lawn Fawn's Costume Party and Tiny Halloween. After everything was colored I cut them out using my Scan 'N Cut.

I started on the rest of the scene by cutting out the main part of the mushroom house from dark gray Recollections card stock and the mushroom top from a textured maroon card stock. I used a lighter gray, black, and white card stock for the remainder of the pieces.

I also used the build-a-house Halloween add on for the chimney, step, bats, spider, and spiderweb.

Once I had the majority of the elements cut out, I laid out my scene.

Before I moved on, I decided to die cut a handful of stems from black card stock to add to the scene.

For the background, I cut a 3.75" x 8.75" rectangle from bristol card stock and picked out bundled sage, evergreen bough, and black soot distress oxides. I cut a circle mask from a full stick post-it for the moon and inked the background using Ranger foam blending tools.

When I was done blending, I removed the mask and took a small blending brush and added a tiny bit of bundled sage across the moon so it wasn’t so stark white.

I moved onto the grass portion of the scene by cutting out three sections of grass with the grass die found in the mushroom borders die set from Lawn Fawn.

I had originally chosen a dark teal textured card stock from the Dark Florals paper pad from Michaels for the grass; however, when I went to ink the edges, the slick card stock inhibited the ink from sticking or drying completely.

Instead, I took a scrap piece of olive green card stock and did my best to match the same teal color using cracked pistachio, mermaid lagoon, and black soot distress oxides. Once dry, I cut it into three pieces with the grass border.

After everything was cut and laid out, I started to glue down my scene.

I added a heat embossed sentiment using white detail embossing powder and the "Happy Halloween" stamp from Lawn Fawn's How You Bean? Candy Corn add-on.

I then matted the main panel onto two layers of coordinating card stock. For a final step, I added glossy accents to the spots on the mushroom before adding it onto a black card base.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

And I'd like to wish you a Happy Gnome-Ah-Ween! :)