Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hello and welcome...

We have two cute cards for you today!  The video to go with these cards is currently 'work in progress' according to Mr F!! LOL

The free gift in this month's Papercraft Essentials Magazine, issue 150, is 3 outline dies and a stamp set.  The stamp set has a good selection, 2 gnomes, toadstool, sign post, Christmas sentiments and a few not Christmas related.  There are several other stamps that make up this really good free gift.  The magazine is filled with card ideas, tips and several competitions

For our cards I have only used a few of the elements in the set.
The card on the left is 11 x 12.5cm.  A top folding notecard.  A smaller green panel then a smaller white panel were also cut and on the top panel I used a punch on the top corners only

I used my MISTI to stamp the toadstool and sentiment, using a Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, I use only this ink pad for both cards

I stamped the gnome, wearing the plain hat, on the inside of the card as well as on the envelope and added the same sentiment on the card onto the envelope, as shown on the right

I used ProMarkers to colour the image on the front of the card.
The grass area was embossed as I wanted texture there (any embossing folder would do as it's such a small area) and I added Glossy Accents to both windows for a faux glass affect.
I drew the birds on the roof and flying away as I, accidentally, coloured outside the image (I've had major problems with dexterity this past week)

For the second card, a DL size, 20.5 x 10cms, I used a smoothie that already had blue ink on it and created a few clouds along the card and added the blue down the sides.  A ribbon punch was used along the bottom edge and green satin ribbon was slotted through the openings and secured at the back

I stamped the plain hatted gnome onto the card and then the patterned hatted gnome either side of the middle one.
On my splodge away mat (a marvellous tool to have, the inks last forever!) I spritzed a few colours with water, picked up the colour with a brush and painted the hats.
The noses were coloured with a red ProMarker and the shoes coloured black then I covered these areas with Glossy Accents

I used white flock for the beards, the beard area was coated with a cheap PVA glue and the flock sprinkled onto of it.  You can dry this on a very low heat on your heat gun or leave it overnight to dry

I stamped both the sentiment and the gift box on white card and die cut both.  Powder Blue ProMarker was used to colour the edge of the sentiment and the gift box, royal blue for the bow and berry red for the mittens

  • white card stock ~ Papermill Direct
  • green card stock ~ my stash
  • stamps and dies ~ CraftStash
  • ribbon punch ~ Martha Stewart
  • corner punch ~ Woodware
  • smoothie ~ Creative Expressions
  • splodge away mat ~ Clarity Stamps
  • green satin ribbon ~ my stash
  • white flock ~ WOW
  • Glossy Accents ~ Ranger
  • Royal Blue/Powder Blue/Cardinal Red/Berry Red/Grass/Yellow/Tan and Ivory ProMarkers ~ Letraset Limited
  • white flock ~ WOW
Until tomorrow....

Thank you for taking the time to visit , I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
 I read all your comments and really appreciate you leaving me a message.
June x


  1. These are so cute June, I have seen these stamps used on others before, I may have to find that mag, xxx

    1. Thank you Wendy. You can order it via CraftStash and I think MoreMags x

  2. What great stamps, I don't often like "cute" but these are very good. Thank you June.

    1. Thank you Sue. They are a good quality stamp but I know where you're coming from with 'cute' :)

    2. What fun cards they made me smile when I saw them. Well done June

    3. Hi Margaret

      June here on my hubby's PC, I'm unable to access my blog and it's now gone to blog heaven, I'm quite upset about it

      I'm getting a new blog set up tomorrow and I hope you will visit me there. I will repost on here when I have the final details

      Thank you for your support


  3. Fun card June. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. These cards are so adorable June!! I love the toadstool but the three little gnomes put a smile on my face!! Love them!! hugs xx


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