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Sunday, 16 April 2017

We Three Gnomes- CCC #8

So, this fortnights challenge at The Christmas Card Club is chosen by Valery, and calls for something Humorous. Follow the link to find the list of ladies taking part, and the blog links to their take on the
It just so happens, that at the last Happy Stampers, Beloved Hubby pointed out a couple of stamp sets that filled this criteria. One was called 'Daryl the Quirky Turkey,', by Hobby Art, and the second '  Make Gnome Mistake', by Creative Expressions.
 Not being certain which images I was going to go with, I stamped out a bunch from each one.

Assortment from 'Make Gnome Mistake'.....

....and from Daryl the Quirky Turkey.

I sat and coloured some,but in the end it was the group of gnomes that stuck with me. It is a single image, the first one stamped then masked with a post it mask, then the image stamped again either side. I was sort of thinking of a gnome choir, when 'We Three Kings' popped into my head, and I ran with that!
 They were stamped with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black, and heat embossed with clear powder, then coloured using Promarkers.
Although I have quite a range of Promarkers, my one issue with them is that their pale, or pastel colours are all so dark! Certainly not what I'd call pale or pastel, and I find make blending and shading so much harder.

Anyway, moan over, on with the card. For the bobbles on their hats, I started with some 'Puffy' embossing powder by Stampendous. Either it doesn't really puff much- I thought it looked little different to regular white EP- or I need to investigate how to use it, not sure which.So I found some small white cotton balls, I think they were sold as for use with chalks, using one of those crocodile clip thingys, but anyway I have a whole bundle of them. Stuck them down as is, and didn't like the effect, so I took them back off, and cut about a third off, so they had a flat back, and restuck them down. Looked much better.

I mounted the image at an angle onto some red card, then matted that onto a dull gold cardstock.Now I needed the title. Looked through my stamps, but have nothing with We Three Kings on,so decided to hand write it onto a scrap of white card, which was matted to match the image.
The whole panel is mounted onto a 6" square card base, with a peel off Happy Christmas, and acrylic flatback gems in the corners.

   The two stamps sets.


dutchess said...

Happy Easter Shaz
Hope you are enjoying easter...
What a fabulous card those are just the most amazing images and certainly had me laughing....enjoy the rest of the day xxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Hi Shaz what fun cards. Like the colours too! Zx

MaryH said...

Clever work with a fun & cute image. Love the title of the set. The pom-poms on the hats look splendid and your coloring of the Gnomes is terrific. Like the way you've placed the image slightly askew and these gnomes are just adorable! (the turkey set is cute too. This would be the kind of sets my DH would gravitate towards too). TFS & Happy Easter.

Rita said...

Fantastic card Shaz. Love those Gnomes. The way you have put them together is great. Love the turkey ones too. Bit of Fun this week. Happy Easter to both of you. Hugs Rita xxxx

Mrs A. said...

This card is fabulous Shaz. I just love those gnomes passing themselves off as 3 wise kings. Made me smile. Happy Easter Wishes. Hugs Mrs A.

cuilliesocks said...

Brilliant card Shaz, love the gnomes and your design. The turkey wil do for another time.
Hope you've had a lovely Easter Sunday, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Oh these funny gnomes are just great and look fabulous as a trio too. A great CAS card.

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Shaz... Love all the cards everyone has made...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Carol said...

Happy Easter Shaz. Love your trio of gnomes they make such a fun card. Carol x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely fun card.

Christine Harrop said...

Two great stamp sets either of which would have made great cards for the challenge. Your card is great!! Hope you are now fully recovered. Christine x

misteejay said...

Love your card Shaz. I have this stamp set and I love the 'sitting' Gnome.
Toni xx

Cara said...

Fabulous card. I have a minor obsession with those sort of gnomes and acquire a new one every Christmas. Mum stopped me from buying the 4 foot high one though! Love the sentiment you added. Cara x

scrappymo! said...

Great take on the hilarious theme.Your gnomes are very cute and very funny.
By the way, your printing is fabulous!