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Gnome Birthday Card

I am always in need of a birthday card!  For some reason, I don't make enough of them, so I was really glad to see the gnome embellishments in the Clear Scraps collection because I had great papers to go with them.  Hello everyone, I am Maureen, and I'm sharing a quick card with you today that your birthday recipients will love!


This project starts with the Gnome Chipboard Embellishment.  He is adorable and perfect for card-making or scrapbooking, not to mention any other decor idea you can come up with.  Make sure to grab several while you are shopping!


I've painted his beard in a white acrylic paint.  I probably didn't need to do this step, but wanted to make sure I couldn't see it under the beard I was about to add.  Next, I traced a patterned paper hat and cut it out, gluing it to the top of the gnome.


Next, I took the gnome and laid it on the backside of a rainbow colored fur.  Then, I cut the shape of the beard out with a scissors.  I've also traced a plaid paper for his hat, and cut out a peach oval for his nose.

Once the beard is glued on to the front of the gnome, I glued on the hat and nose.  I used a pop dot for dimension.


The background of this card is done with the really cute 6" Flower Masking Stencil.  This is one of my favorite additions to my card tool kit - it's so fun and spring-y.

I'm taking a mix of 3 different colors of ink and blending it across and down the stencil.  My hope was to have a rainbow look to the background.  If your stencil isn't big enough for your area, simply reapply it again at the bottom.


Next, I've taken one of the word cards and mounted it on some colored paper, trimmed it down to size and added it to the corner of my card.

From the paper pad I used, I trimmed the sentiment "celebrate" and added it to the lower right corner.  Then I've glued my gnome backing to the card and let everything dry.


I hope all your "gnomies" love this little project!  Take a peek at the many options of embellishments Clear Scraps has - it's full of inspiration for your next card making time.  Cheers for now!


Additional supplies:  Photo Play Gnome Birthday Paper, glue, rainbow fur (I got this at Michael's), Distress Inks in green, blue and pink, white card stock


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