Gnome Valentine Treat!

Hi friends! I miss making classroom valentines with my kids. I couldn’t resist picking p some candy in the store and making one:)

Watch the video to see how! The tag can be kept as a bookmark after the candy is gone.

Supplies:

  • Gnomes stamps. If you have gnomes from the last time they were trendy use them (they are still cute after all) but if you don’t there are tons to pick from, Simon Says Stamp has a lot and you can find some of the Stampendous ones I used on Amazon.
  • I used Ohuhu classic markers to color this, they just came out with a 200 set. These are bullet/chisel markers and they blend well and only run about 50 cents a marker.
  • I stamped with memento black ink because it doesn’t bleed with alcohol markers.
  • I like Neenah classic crest cardstock for coloring with alcohol markers

Here are the colors I used for blending. If you don’t have the same brand of markers I used you can pick what you have that is closest.

I hope you enjoyed this craft! Even if you don’t have little kids to craft with the coloring techniques will work on any of your cards. Happy crafting!

Use that Washi Tape! Gnome Matter What!

Hi friends! This project will have you using up that stash of washi tape in no time! As a bonus this card won’t get crushed in the mail.

Watch the video for the full tutorial:

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Supplies:

Directions

  1. Make an A2 card from white and cut a 3 ¼ x4 ½ from the scrap. Cut a heart window from the rectangle and use that to determine the placement on the foam layer. 
  2. From craft foam cut a 3 ¾ x 5” rectangle, then cut out the heart window so it will line up with the smaller white layer. 
  3. Stamp the gnome, mushrooms, leaf and grass to make a border at the bottom of the white rectangle. Stamp the snail at the top of the heart. Add a gnome brad if desired.
  4. Place the layers on the cardbase and mark the opening of the window. Place washi tape down to cover the window area.
  5. Use double sided tape to assemble the layers. Tip, apply the tape to the paper layer and not the foam as it will adhere better and not gum up the tape runner.
  6. Stamp sentiment on white and adhere using wet glue on the corners over the bottom of the heart window.

I love using washi tape as a background and I;ll be sharing another washi tape background trick next week so be sure to check back. Happy crafting!