Hi, I just love garden gnomes, so when I saw a few on this cartridge, I just had to do a card with one. I have based his clothing (and expression) on one of my own gnomes.
I wanted to try colouring this little guy with my Copics, so I used the Cri-Kits Gel Pens to draw the image, then used the shadow feature to cut around him. The gnome and shadow are both sized at 3 1/2".
After heat-setting the ink, I coloured his face, hand, legs, and shirt and pants only. I used a Peachy-Keen "Basic Paper Dolls" stamp, but only inked his nose and eyes.
I cut layers for his hat, belt, and boots at 3 1/2" and attached these along with his whiskers. Shiny silver card was used for the belt buckle.
As I used the shadow feature to cut around the image, I sized another shadow at 3.7". This shadow is adhered flat on the card, and the gnome is attached using foam dots. This way - even though the shadow doesn't quite line up, it's not noticable.
The starburst background is cut from Plantin Schoolbook at 3.7", and has been embossed with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain folder.
After adding some interest to the plain white background, I added some ribbon and flowers with rhinestones, and a welcome sentiment as I think gnomes are friendly little fellows.
Hope you like it ...