Monday, January 7, 2013

a gnomie birthday to you!

We're celebrating the lawnscaping challenge blog's birthday!  Time to take out your lawn fawn stamps and get creative: make a card, hand-stamp a gift-wrap, or even make some cute cupcake toppers.

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):

gnomie birthday.

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.

gnomie birthday.

I hope you like it!  Now your turn to get busy:


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12 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Love all that masking!

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  2. I love how you used masking on this card...so, so CUTE!

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  3. This is so cute. You make all that masking sound like a piece of cake (haha), but I know better.

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  4. I LIKE that PARTY hat!
    the cake pops look YUMMY too!

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  5. So darling! Love the color palette, too!

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  6. That was a lot of masking, but the result is so adorable, Elena! I'll bet your two-year-old loves it!!

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  7. Awesome. You always think of the perfect details... the little happy face on the cake, the smoke puff to make a party hat... way to think outside the box! And you are super patient to do all that masking, I tell you... ;)

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  8. Oh, this is so sweet, Elena! I love the little pompom on his hat-- such a great little detail!

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  9. Don't go breaking my heart. I won't go breaking your heart. LA LA LA LA! Love that movie and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! We should virtually craft one day. How fun would that be.

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  10. You have got to be kidding me.....this card is just too cute for words. The little gnome with the smiley birthday cake and balloon is fantastic!

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