Hello, Davina here from Popsiclesticks. Today I’m going to share the step by step process on how I created this gnome filled slimline card using multiple Lawn Fawn stamp and dies sets.
1. First I built the base of my card using both sets of Lawn Fawn Slimline Dies. Using the largest die from the Large Slimline set, I cut one piece of Kraft cardstock. Using the large die from the Small Slimline set I cut a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock and a piece of light green cardstock.
2. Next I used the Grassy Hillside Borders to cut two different heights of grass from the green slimline panel. Making sure the taller piece is just shy of half way (about 3.5 inches), and the shorter piece, I cut from the leftover piece and is about 2 inches tall. I inked the edges of both grass pieces generously with Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink, and lightly with Luck Clover.
4. I splattered each of my inkblended pieces with watered ink, white ink, and glittery Liquid Stardust. I put them all aside to dry while I stamped and colored my images.
5. I used many stamp sets for all of my images, and stamped them with Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink onto Solar White Neenah Classic Crest. The stamps sets used are Oh Gnome, Gleeful Garden,Fairy Friends, Frosty Fairy Friends, Jump For Joy, and the clouds from Butterfly Kisses.
6. I used Copic markers to color all of my images before die cutting and highlighting with small white dots. I added a tiny amount of Chunky Glitter to the roof of the fairy house.
7. I use a variety of liquid Glue Tube, foam dots, and Scor Tape to adhere the images. I start by putting down the grass layers first. And popping the shorter grass up on foam tape. Make sure to leave about one inch with no glue so you can tuck images behind the grass.
8. Adhere the house in the center, behind the grass layer, and surround it with tall grasses and florals. Build the trees in the upper portion and pop some of the individual leave up for dimension. Fill the sky with clouds and the hummingbird.
9. Apply the mushrooms and buds across the bottom, and the stones in front of the door, before popping the the gnomes up with foam in the remaining area.
10. Finally mount this lovely full layer onto of the Kraft panel, before mounting the entire thing onto a sturdy card base.
It is a labor of love, but definitely worth the time, once you have a luscious layered scene. Thank you for following along and I hope to have inspired you to create your own gnome filled garden scene,