Friday, December 23, 2022

Friendly Gnome birthday fancy fold -Hand Stamped Sentiment #404

 Remember the Gnomes from the Christmas catalogue? They are back to grace us through birthdays, Valentine’s Day, and Spring. Although the stamp set is not carried over, the “Gnome dies” are and they coordinate perfectly with the new “Friendly Gnomes” stamp set from the new Mini catalogue.

It’s been a while since I participated in a sketch challenge, but today I decided to do so. I used to use the sketch challenge with Hand Stamped Sentiment #404.

To create the card, I used a fun fold demonstrated by Lynn Dunn a couple of days ago.

The card base is a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2" piece of Soft Suede card stock.  To that is added a  5 3/4 by 5 3/4" piece of Fancy Flora DSP scored a 1 3/4".  On the fold over edge is added a 1/4" strip of Balmy Blue card stock with a similar size piece of left over DSP.
The focal piece is added to a  5 1/2 by 4 1/4" piece of Soft Suede cardstock scored at 2 3/4" and folded in half.  To the front half is added a 2 1/2 by 4" piece of Very Vanilla card stock embossed with the new Metal Plate 3D embossing folder.  In the center of this is added a 2" Balmy Blue punched circle.

The Gnome  and balloon is stamped on a separate piece of Basic White card stock and coloured with Stampin' blend markers.  The Gnome is die cut using the matching Gnome die and the balloon is fussy cut. Two pieces of grass were also die cut using Soft Succulent card stock. All were added using dimensionals around the punched circle.

Below the circle is added an Organza pool party ribbon and bow.
Above the Gnome is added the birthday sentiment which is from the "Something Fancy" stamp set and is die cut using one of the Something Fancy dies.
To the inner portion is stamped the sentiment on a similar size of Very Vanilla cardstock as on the outside.

This folded piece of card stock is inserted into the front flap and adhered to the inside only.

Some Clear Wink of Stella and some Opal Round embellishments and the card
 is done.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Friendly Gnomes, Something Friendly
Inks: Black Memento, Stampin Blends
        Gnome: Balmy  Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, skin tones light
        Balloon: Calypso Coral, Basic Black
Papers:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Basic White, Fancy Flora DSP, Soft Succulent, Balmy Blue
Accessories:  2” circle punch, Gnome dies, Something Fancy dies, Wink of Stella, 2021- 23 In Color Opal Rounds, Metal Plate 3D embossing folder.  


Stampin Expressions said...

Such a fun fold to use with the sketch! So creative and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather said...

She's a little cutie - great coloring! These papers are amazing for your perfect fun fold, too! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Fiona said...

I love the way you turned our sketch into a fun fold - very clever.Thanks for playing with us at HSS