Sunday, July 19, 2020

Gnome for the Holidays -- Inspired by a Christmas Song at International Art & Soul

This fortnight at the International Art & Soul Challenge our theme is Christmas Card Based on a Christmas Carol/Song. Check out the beautiful sample projects by our Design Team at International Art & Soul, then use your imagination and have fun!

I was inspired by one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs, "There's no place like home for the Holidays" and couldn't resist using papers from Scraps of Love in Peoria, Arizona. 

My mom bought the Gnome die on Wish; I couldn't resist using it to create a shaker card, although it wasn't easy; I wanted to using adhesive foam sheets, but mine were a bit too short for the full die, so I had to attach two pieces. But it was worth it, I think! It was fun paper-piecing the gnome character. For the first half of the sentiment, I did my best to match the pre-made piece and used the Cailyn Bloom Font. The cactus & pot dies are from Spellbinders.

Die Cut Divas: (M P1, E4, die cuts) Christmas in July
Winter Wonderland: (M) Square Card

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  1. Oh I am going to be singing that song for the rest of the day! I love the shaker gnome and the sentiment is perfect!


  2. What a fun card CG, and I love the way you used the gnome for a shaker element
    Stay safe

  3. Another lovely shaker card and really fun gnome and papers. Hazel x


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