Confession time: I've watched "Gnomeo and Juliet" more times than I'd like to admit this holiday season. I found it on liquidation, and stuck it under the tree for the kids as an afterthought, and they have become obsessed. My 2 year old walks around the house, yelling out quotes from the movie. Oy.
So, it was only natural that I would stamp a birthday gnome for lawnscaping's big day (and then use some leftover cake-pops for the photo-staging, hee hee):
Here's the how-to: Start out by stamping the gnome, from "gnome sweet gnome" and add a little party pom-pom to the top of his hat (really, a puff of train smoke from "pa-rum-pa-pum-pum"). Next step is to mask the gnome and his pom-pom, and stamp the cake (from "bake me a cake"). Add a smiley face to the cake (I borrowed a gingerbread's smile, from "sweet christmas.") And guess what? Mask that too. Stamp the balloon next, (from "admit one") and mask that too. After every image is sporting a mask, stamp the "wishing happy birthday to you" sentiment (from "check this out") repeatedly, until the entire piece of cardstock is filled. Using a sponge, rub distress ink over the entire piece, to make the background more subtle. Remove the masks, and color in with copic markers. Add a little liquid-appliqué to the gnome's party hat pom-pom to seal the deal.
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