Hi everyone. This is the last of the cards I made using the new stamps shown on Hochanda last month. I've started with the cute and fun gnomes from the set called A Tomte Christmas which comes with some great sentiments too.
I started with the largest gnome and stamped and embossed the image three times using Smokey Gray Versafine ink and heat embossed with Papermania Clear Gloss Embossing Powder. I then coloured them using Distress Inks and fussy cut them out. The colours were Fired Brick, Peacock Feathers, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Lucky Clover, Cracked Pistachio, Brushed Corduroy, Blueprint Sketch and Broken China.
I next made the background using another of the new sets called Shaded Baubles using the circle with the pretty snowflakes around the edge and stamped it four times using Versamark ink and then heat embossed with WOW Opaque Bright White EP. I then inked it up with Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink around the outside and some Adirondack Sunshine Yellow in the centre. I finished by stamping one of the sentiments in Lucky Clover DI and heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP and put it together adhering the gnomes with Pinflair Glue Gel to give them some dimension.
This second card was made again using the set of gnomes, this time two of the smaller images. I stamped the images on to a piece of white card using Versafine Smokey Gray ink and then added the sentiment. I then got a selection of Distress Inks, and coloured using a waterbrush and to vary the colours a bit I mixed some of the inks together to get some different shades of the colours. When I had finished colouring I ink blended the sky again using Distress Inks - Broken China and Stormy Sky and then added Fossilised Amber at the horizon. I didn't want too smooth a blend so the sky has some variation a little like clouds. I then used some of the same blue inks to ground the images and make some tracks in the snow. I backed it with some blue card and mounted it on a white base card.
For this last card I used the pretty candles from the Christmas Circles set and heat embossed the image using WOW Metallic Copper Embossing Powder. I then sprinkled some Orange, Lemon and Scarlet Brushos on to my glass mat and spritzed with water before laying the card into it. I did this several times until I had covered the card. I then coloured the image with the same colour Brushos and also Leaf Green and to whiten the candles I bleached them using water. I then die cut the image using my Crealies Pierced Rectangle die and then die cut a white mat using one of the dies just a bit larger, and at this stage added one of the sentiments from the Christmas Garden set using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink. I then mounted it all up on to a white base card.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope to see you again soon.