Friday, December 24, 2021

Pompom Gnome Wishes You A Merry Christmas!

 It's Christmas Eve, which means there is a week left of the Gnomes challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This is the Pompom Gnome stamp from Lost Coast Designs featured on this holiday tag I have put together.  

This background is a piece from a larger page that I have cut down to tag size.  I used a piece of vintage music paper and, using Modge Podge, glued this holiday rice paper to my book page.  I love the transparency that you get when using tissue paper or rice paper. You always get a little peek at what is beneath!  I edged the tag with some Vintage Photo Distress ink and punched a hole in the top for some red ribbon.  I added some decorative red trim to the bottom of the tag.

My Pompom Gnome was stamped onto white paper with black ink and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  I fussy cut him out and attached him with foam tape to my tag front.  A pompom was added to the tip of his cap, which goes right along with his name!

Simple, quick, and fun!  Please be sure to share your Gnome projects on the Portal before the end of the month, and you may win some stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda.  Don't forget to feature rubber stamping in your projects!

Merry Christmas from Pompom Gnome and me!

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Two Gnomes Gift Card Holder

I'm back with another Gnome creation for the month long challenge on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity.  This time I have created a little gift card holder, which you could make in any colors suitable for any occasion. In this case, I went with Christmas colors.

This was made using the Two Gnomes stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I started by stamping my gnomes with black ink onto first white, then green and then pinkish-red paper.  I fussy cut the gnomes from the white paper, then cut corresponding bits of clothing, hats, and shoes from the green and pink paper and glued them atop the original stamped images as shown.  I decided it would be fun to mix and match their colors rather than make one all green and the other all pink.  A bit of color was added to their noses and mouths with a Copic sketch marker.

The card holder itself is a piece of green cardstock cut to fit a gift card and my stamped image.  I die cut a circle from some coordinating Christmas paper and glued that to the front of the card holder.  I glued the gnomes atop the circle, punched a hole in the right side and threaded some twine through it to tie the card holder closed.  Last step was to round the corners as shown.

Inside I used the same coordinating paper to create a little pocket for the gift card, glued it in place and tucked the gift card inside.  I finished it off with a bit of die cut trim in the same paper along the top edge.

Now it's your turn to show us what fun things you can create with a Gnome theme.  Be sure to feature some rubber stamping in your projects for a chance to win some free stamps from Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda!

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Gnome Challenge

 Hello to all at the beginning of the last month of 2021.  There is a holiday mood on the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity, and the challenge theme for the month is: Gnomes.  

According to the dictionary, a gnome is an ageless creature of folklore who lives in the earth, usually guarding treasure.  I've made a holiday card using the  Santa Gnome with Toys stamp from Lost Coast Designs.  I guess you could say this stamp depicts this little Santa Gnome guarding a treasure of toys in his sack.

I stamped my gnome onto white card stock with black ink and used Copic Sketch markers to color him.  I then fussy cut him out for placement on my card front.

Next I took a 6 x 6 pad of various Christmas papers and cut a bunch of thin strips of many of the patterns. These were then glued down to my white card base in a pattern, starting at the outer perimeter of the paper and working my way into the middle, trimming the strips as they got shorter and shorter.  I die cut a circle from one of the papers and placed it directly in the middle of the card front.  The Gnome Santa was then affixed to that circle with some foam tape for dimension.  The final step was to layer this with a piece of Christmas red card stock.

We are excited to see what creations you can make for this challenge using your gnome stamps.  And be sure to check out the Lost Coast Designs new stamps page to see the great variety of fun gnome stamps available.