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Spectrum Noir Christmas Gnomes

Hi everyone, today I would like to share with you this fun Gnome Christmas card. I totally love all things gnome but my boyfriend finds them awkward, so I have only managed to sneak a few in the house for around Christmas time, but now I have found these fun digital stamps that I couldn’t resist!

Step 1:

What I love about these digital gnomes is that they have different poses and therefore are not all the same. These digital images are by Mo’s Digital Pencil and today’s gnomes are called “Bjarni”, “Oddvar” and “Folke”. I printed them onto alcohol marker friendly paper and than started colouring them.

For today’s colouring I used the Spectrum Noir original “Triblend” alcohol markers: each marker contains three colours from the same colour family.

I wanted them all to have a different coloured beard so I first coloured the skin using the two lightest colours in the Tan Blend marker and than used the following combination of markers to colour the beards.

For the smoking gnome I used: the Gold Brown Blend, the Gold Yellow Blend and the Earth Brown Shades.

For the elderly gnome I used: the Brown Grey Shades and the Ice Grey Shades.

For the third gnome I used: the Burnt Orange Blend, the Earth Brown Shades and the Gold Brown Shades.

When the colouring is done I always add some highlights using a white gel pen.

Step 2:

With the skin and the beards done the rest was pretty quick.

For the smoking gnome I used: the True Blue Blend marker, the True Blue Shades and the Brown Grey Shades.

For the elderly gnome I used: the Purple Blend marker, the Alpine Green Blend, the Dull Green Blend, the Burnt Orange Blend and the Gold Brown Shades.

For the third gnome I used: the Purple blend marker and the Alpine Green Blend marker.

Around all the images I coloured with the Aqua Blue Blend marker, because it matched nicely with the background colour I already picked.

After the colouring is done and the white accents are added I fussy cut the images leaving a small border.

You can find all of today’s Triblend Markers HERE!

Step 3:

Now that my focal points are ready I can work on my background panel: for this I die cut a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. I first stamped my sentiment, which is a combination of two stamps from the Clearly Besotted “Message Me” stamp set, using Archival Ink in “Jet Black”.

Next I placed my stencil of choice onto the panel (this particular one is TCW718s) and I applied Spectrum Noir Harmony Ink in “Oasis” over the stencil using a stencil brush.

Step 4:

This panel I matted onto a slightly larger panel die cut from burnt orange card stock and I adhered them together using liquid glue. This combination I than adhered onto a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And to finish this fun gnome card project I adhered my gnomies on top using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:

And that is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

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