Sunday, October 13, 2019

Gnomes for Christmas with FMS #406


Hi friends! It's been a little while since I posted. We had a fun family vacation in Charleston, SC and family in town for a few days. Whew! It's been a whirlwind.

I wanted to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week:
I had previously colored some of these cute gnomies with my Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and thought they'd be perfect for this sketch.
As I've talked about in previous blogs, I often sit and color at night while watching TV with hubby. After I colored all the gnomies and flowers, I used my Brother Scan 'n Cut to cut them out. If you dislike fussy cutting and want to save on purchasing matching die cuts, you'll love the Scan 'n Cut. Beside cutting out all the detailed images you have, you can also set the width of the border around the image. If you notice I have a small white border, all nice and even, around all the images.
To make the card, I used My Favorite Things Coral Crush card stock and sponged snow on the front. I used the Snowfall Stencil, also from MFT with's new ink blending tool.
The smallest pack comes with 2 handles and 5 domed foam covers that adhere with velcro for $5.49. They work really well and I like the smooth foam with no edges. I think this tool will get a lot of use!

To create the snow I used's Premium White ink. So nice and juicy - it created snow in a flash.
I cut a piece of Neenah White and ran it through my Big Shot with Pretty Pink Posh's Scallop frame using the magnetic platform. Next, I used these 2 die cut pieces and again ran them through the Big Shot again. This time I used the regular platform with Trinity Stamps' Diagonal Stripe Embossing Folder. The resulting pieces I glued to the front of the card with Tombow Liquid Adhesive for some nice texture.

The Gnomies & Flower were popped up with foam dimensional adhesive and the outside was finished with Trinity Stamps' Cave Crystals adhered with Gina K Connect glue. I wish I could capture their cool iridescence. 

The sentiment on the front is from's Holly Jolly Sentiment stamp set. This set is a clear photopolymer set with 30 different stamps, including a little reindeer and a few snowflakes! I had not used a's stamp set before and was really pleased with the results. Sometimes with photopolymer stamps you have to prime them, but in this case I did not! It stamped beautifully the first time. For $17.99 I think you have all the different Christmas sentiments that you would need. Large, small, typewriter font, cursive, bold, etc. All fun!
Finally the inside was finished with the "Gnome for the Holidays" sentiment from the Stampendous Holiday Gnomes set. One more little guy was glued down next to it.
Well, one more card for Christmas! Yah! I do think I will make more with the cute Gnomies!

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Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Beautifully colored images! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. What a cute card! I love these sweet gnomes. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  3. I adore your gnomes! The bright colors are fantastic! Plus I love the texture on the background. What a great card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!



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