Friday, December 4, 2020

Gnome For The Holidays Card #3

I must confess something: I was born in the wrong time period.  Being an avid reader of biographies and historical fiction, I've long sensed that my soul resides somewhere a few hundred years ago.

I've binge-watched the first 3 seasons of Outlander in the past 2 weeks and  I need to find those Craig Na Dun stones and get me to the 1740s now.  Watching TV is not a regular pastime of mine, but I did read the first book in the Outlander series years ago, so when I heard Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave mention how good the tv series was, I tuned in.  Wow.  Just WOW.  Every human emotion is covered in those shows.  And because I know the books are always better, they are all finding their way into my home soon.  

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It's a very good thing I made my Gnome For The Holidays cards several weeks ago because there has been NO stamping done since then.  I'm still emotionally recovering from leaving Scotland and Jamie and Claire.

BUT, the 1740s didn't have cardmaking as we know it, so it's probably a good thing I live now.

Isn't this a fun little color combination?  Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Night Of Navy, Misty Moonlight, and a pinch of Flirty Flamingo.

A Few Tips to Up Your Card-Making Game:
  • Cut or punch the same shape multiple times in a variety of colors, then randomly glue them across the card (die used here is from Ornate Frames).  Paint a few with a Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush for extra sparkle.
  • Use a piece of felt from the Festive Felt Sheets Combo Pack in place of a cardstock mat to add soft texture (Whisper White used here).
  • Randomly fill in sentiment letters with either a Stampin' Write or Stampin' Blends marker.  It playfully highlights a greeting (Flirty Flamingo used here).
  • Tie cord, ribbon, or twine around the card base at a slight angle to add to the playfulness of the gnomes.

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