Hi everyone! It’s time for another challenge with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps!! Today’s challenge is using stencils which of course I love my stencils!!
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I have TWO cards to share with you today. I remember Kim doing this last year with the Gnomes set and I thought it was an amazing idea so…… I gave it a whirl!
I am using Whimsical Gnomes which is such a cute set! I stamped two images and colored one in green and one in red. Then cut them out with my Scan n Cut machine. For this first card, I inked blended a background using distress inks. Then, I took my snowflake stencil and went over it all with my versamark ink pad. I used Lawn Fawn white embossing pad to heat set it so I would have snowflakes on my background..
Well…. apparently my distress ink wasn’t quite dry and most of my embossing powder stuck to the card but I didn’t want to just throw it away. So….I turned it into a frosted window! Ta – da!!!
I have it set up so it looks like my little Santa Gnome is peeking out the window. I am pretty happy with how I salvaged this card.
For my green gnome, I stenciled in this Holiday Tree Medallion with peeled paint distress ink. Then I trimmed it down and layered it on my card. I cut a small strip of red cardstock to break up the pattern a little and added just a small strip of Silver Glitter cardstock.
It’s hard not to get carried away when you are coloring gnomes and using stencils! Hope this inspires you!
Colors used –
Red – R59-29-27
Rim of hat – C2-1-0
Beard – W4-3-2-1-0
Legs – N8-6-5
Skin – E04-11-21-01-00
Green – YG67-17-03