Use 3 Techniques To Create A Card Like Gnome Other

By | 12/28/2018

Okay.  Super corny title.

What can I say?  It’s late and I’m getting a little punchy!

I participated in the Kat Scrappiness Blog Hop a few weeks ago and there were a ton of companies sponsoring prizes.

I won a gift certificate to Joy Clair stamp company and had the opportunity to shop while there were holiday sales going on.  I got a lot of goodies as a result!

Thank you to Joy Clair for the chance to treat myself to some goodies that I finally started playing with today!Stamping Imperfection Watercolor, Die Cut, Marker and Embossing Techniques

I used several different media to create this card.

I heat embossed the gnomes and the house so I could do the watercolor resist technique on watercolor paper.  I watercolored the background as well.

I fussy cut the house and the gnomes out and heat embossed the black sentiment after popping the cut out images up on foam tape.  Then I die cut the home letters using a piece of Altenew’s patterned paper and some Sizzix foam with sticky tape on both sides.  I actually popped the letters up on two foam letters and added the patterned paper on top.Stamping Imperfection Watercolor, Die Cut, Marker and Embossing Techniques

Then I added some grass flicks with the Spectrum Noir artliner pens I have and added my favorite Neat and Tangles Iridescent sequins. The entire panel is attached to a piece of craft foam to keep it flat and then placed on top of a piece of yellow plaid patterned paper from Sunny Studio Stamps.

The secondary sentiment is from an Sunny Studio stamp set and the die cut letters are from Altenew.  I used Altenew’s pan watercolor set with some new Nuvo brushes.  I treated myself to some shorter brushes and I actually ended up liking the shorter brushes better than the longer ones I’ve been using for the past year.  My only complaint about the Nuvo brushes is that they don’t have the brush size printed on them and they definitely don’t have the size 8 or 10 round brushes in the set.

It was fun to sit down and watercolor for an hour or so.  It was really fun to shop with a gift card which I truly thank Joy Clair for.

I had never been to the Joy Clair site before and was delighted to have the opportunity to explore the sight.  I actually got several stamp sets and all of them came with the digital SVG files for free.  I saved those to a file on my compute to use with my Cricuit Maker. (One of my 2019 craft goals is to get comfortable using the machine and SVG files. Ideally, that would be much less expensive to use than die cuts.)

I don’t have an affiliate link with Joy Clair, but you can find them at  They had a wonderful selection of stamps.  If you enjoy Bible Journaling, they have a huge selection of stamp sets that you will enjoy browsing through.

Stamping Imperfection Watercolor, Die Cut, Marker and Embossing Techniques

You can see that I have quite a lot of dimension on this card.

By the way, this card was loosely inspired by a Pinterest find.  The original card was created in 2016 by one of my favorite Altenew instructors, Therese Calvird.  I was trying to decide how to go about updating my Pinterest site and got distracted.

What can I say?!  Fixing my Pinterest and Facebook pages are on my list of things to do in 2019!

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy crafting.


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