I just love the idea of this cute little guy from the SugarPea Designs Gnome for the Holidays stamp walking through a winter wonderland while singing Christmas carols in search of the best Christmas Tree.
Lots of little elements for this clean and simple holiday card:
Stamping and Masking: With Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the Gnome+mask and then the lantern—I also used a Copic-safe black pen to finish the lantern holder, then the sleigh, then the tree. I masked all the images and then used a stitched hill die to create a snow hill mask and applied the mask on top of all the masked images.
Tip: I always get masking steps confused on which image I should stamp first then last. I use a piece of scrap paper to stamp all of my images layered on top of each (without any masking) and then determine what the masking order should be. This has saved me lots of fresh cut card panels!
Ink blending: I used x and x Distress Oxide Inks to create the sky. There’s also a subtle ink blended stitch design from the stitched hill mask that I created that ended up really loving.
Coloring: I used Copics in the following colors. I also added some polka dots to the distress ink sky for a little extra dimension.
Add Some Pop: I added some Nuvo White Blizzard Glitter Drops to the snowy hill. Then I used some leftover white card stock stars from a previous project from the Ellen Hutson Circle of Stars die.
Tip: I keep a little container of tiny star, circle and heart die cuts in multiple colors to use as embellishments on my cards.
Finishing the Card: I added the sentiment in VersaFine Clair Ink from Heffy Doodle’s XXXX Stamp Set.