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Gnome on the Range

Howdy Pardner! Today I'm sharing another guest post for Jaded Blossom featuring the ridiculously cute June release! I just can't get enough of these little cowboy gnomies. 


For my first card I die cut the Gnome Dies: Cowboy Add Ons from white paper and then colored with Copics. An easy way to get a real rope like look when you're coloring the lasso is to add a slightly darker slash between each of the stitch marks. It's a small detail, but I really think it makes it pop.

I had a little stick horse as a girl and have fond memories of trotting around in the open farmland with my horsey! So horsey definitely needed some open range for this card. The background is ink blended with blue inks about 3/4 of the way down the panel. I then used green ink to approximate the grass for the last 1/4, letting it fade out where the two colors met. I then pulled out the Cloud Stencil and some white pigment ink to add a touch of cloudiness to the sky. And just because the weather is crazy here in Idaho, I splattered a bit of white bleed proof ink across the sky. It could be snow, could be cottonwood pollen. {grin}


My gnome is assembled with  glue and I popped the curly mustache and the nose from the Gnome Dies up for a little dimension. I finished with the sentiment from Howdy Gnomie embossed onto vellum cardstock, then cut with the coordinating outline dies. I cut two more die cuts of the sentiment, then layered them all together for thickness.


While I absolutely LOVE to color now, that wasn't the case when I first started stamping. So for this card I set out to make a card with minimal coloring.  I couldn't resist adding a bit of shading here and there, since cowboy hats and boots are rarely spic and span. I die cut the gnome pieces from kraft and dark brown cardstock. The star on his hat was die cut and then coated with foundry wax for a metallic look.  I added the same star die cut in navy as an accent down the side of the card.



The background panel is stamped with one of the stamps from the Farm Sweet Farm freebie, and I finished off with a birthday sentiment from Howdy Gnomie.

Thanks so much for having me as a guest this month! I had so much fun creating with my gnomies!

1 comment

Marilyn said...

Adorable card!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️