Friendly Gnomes Hugs and Kisses Clean and Simple

by Joanne James2. March 2023 20:00

I managed to squeeze in a little crafty time today to make a card just in time for this week's challenge over at Just Us Girls:

It's Clean and Simple Week and the theme of colouring - two of my favourite things, so I'm so glad I managed to find a little time for some mindful colouring today. I still had my Friendly Gnomes stamp set out on my desk from tomorrow's project (consider this one an 'extra'!) and stamped and cut out one of the gnomes out with the co-ordinating Gnomes Dies for my card - take a look:


I paired my gnome with an 'XOXO' sentiment, made with my Alphabet A La Mode Dies, replacing the last O with my heart-hugging gnome. I coloured my gnome with my Stampin' Blends (listed in the table below). These are my favourite medium to colour with; my top colouring tip is to use lots of colours and to work in small, circular motions, from the outside of the shape inwards, blending as you go. To get a smooth, blended look, be prepared to go over and over each layer of colour until you have achieved a look you are happy with. As a final touch, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the heart that the gnome is holding.


That's all there is to it! I finished the inside with the sentiment 'There's GNOME-ONE BETTER than you' - got to love a good pun! I'm also linking today's card up over at The Alphabet Challenge where they are on 'X is for XOXOXO'.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Nancy E Leppek
Nancy E LeppekUnited States
3/2/2023 9:53:34 PM #

JoAnn, This is such a darling image and well-colored. I love the added X's and O's.  Thanks for joining us at Just Us GIrls for CAS Week.

Nancy E Leppek
Nancy E LeppekUnited States
3/2/2023 9:54:20 PM #

My apologies, I know how to spell your name but my brain went to JoAnn on my STB DT.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
3/3/2023 11:17:00 AM #

No problem - I know how easily that can happen Nancy! It's also surprisingly common with my American friends - I guess that spelling is much more the norm. Either way, I appreciate you coming by to share the love - you are always welcome!!

Carol McFarland
Carol McFarlandUnited States
3/3/2023 12:56:30 PM #

Joanne, your coloring is fabulous and your colors are so cheerful! Lov your XOXO idea as well! So glad you joined us this week at Just Us Girls!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/4/2023 8:40:08 PM #

You're cooking up a storm with these gnomes! LOVE this one - so clean, such great colours (and colouring) plus a superb use of the Alphabet a la Mode dies!

MegUnited Kingdom
3/5/2023 7:22:33 PM #

A fabulous card,using the beautifully coloured gnome was a brilliant idea,thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge

VickyUnited Kingdom
3/6/2023 5:27:24 PM #

What a cracking example of a CAS card Joanne! Love this sweet love note! Vicky x

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