Hello Spectrum Noir fans! Maria Russell here with you today from the Spectrum Noir tutorial design team. I am up on the blog sharing this cute Gnome Christmas card, showcasing some SN Harmony Water-Reactive Inks to create my winter background and SN Classique Markers.
To begin, I die-cut the Gnome with some SN Ultra white Premium Card stock and colored card stock. I colored the nose with SN TriBlend Markers in Fair Skin Blend and the beard with SN Classique Markers in BG1 and BG2. I adhered the pieces together with some liquid glue.
On an A2-size piece of Bristol Smooth white card stock, I ink-blended my background using some Harmony Water Reactive Inks in Straw Bale. I the light pink colorwith the SN Water Reactive Ink in Pink Tulip.
To create a nice gradation of colors, I added the Fuchsia and kept blending back and forth between the colors.
I sprayed the ink-blended background with some water and dabbed it with some paper towel to dry.
To create my snow, I used Newton’s Nook Petite Snow stencil with Deco Foil Metallix Gel in Pearl White.
I didn’t add the gel at the bottom of the card since this will be covered by another die-cut.
I die-cut the trees using the Forest Builder die set by Newton’s Nook Designs and the snow hill using Lawn Fawn’s Stitched border die on some white card stock.
I adhered the trees and the snow hill with some liquid adhesive.
I stamped my sentiment with some Finesse Alcohol Proof Dye Ink in Black Noir.
Before adhering my focal image to the card, I added some crystal lacquer to the Gnome’s beanie for added texture and dimension.
I foam-mounted the Gnome on my card. Here’s what it looks like:
I think this card turned out really cute and festive! Even though it seemed like it takes forever to put it together, it really is such a simple card to make. Isn’t he super adorable? I love the winter background using the Harmony Water Reactive inks against the white trees and snow hill.
Here’s a closer look:
I hope you like my Christmas card today. The supplies I used are listed and linked below. Thank you for stopping by and happy stamping!