Saturday 15 August 2020

Happy Gnomies Slimline Card

Hello crafty friends ...

My Slimline card today uses a couple of the NEW RELEASE items from Your Next Stamp, which will be available at 11am EST on August 18th. Just a few more days! This is day two of our previews, and Your Next Stamp will be giving away one of each stamp set being previewed! Be sure to leave a comment on my blog, the Your Next Stamp Blog and Your Next Stamp Instagram to increase your chances to win! Check out the YNS Blog to see the sets being previewed each day.

Since I enjoy making Slimline cards, I am excited about the new Slim Circle Panel Die, and I have a lot of ideas for it. For this card, I die cut it from a yellow patterned paper and then backed the die cut with a transparency. I love the shine this gives a card, and it's a technique I do quite often. Then I added a same sized panel of darker patterned paper behind the transparency to show through the circle openings. It's a fun look!

The Happy Gnomies is one of the new stamp sets being previewed today - these Gnomes are so darned cute. There are also coordinating dies available, and I used one to die cut my Gnome then coloured it with Copic markers. 

I created the focal point by inking a hand made cloud mask with blending brushes to create the sunset sky and added a strip of patterned paper to create the ground. That panel was adhered behind a the Scalloped Rectangle Frame (also by YNS) that was die cut out of patterned paper. I've had this patterned paper for many years and I enjoyed using it for several of my New Release cards this month.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Sending Smiles that comes in the Happy Gnomies set onto a Stitched Fishtail Banner. After knotting seam binding around the left end I popped it up with foam tape.

Gum Drops are always a good idea, ha ha - so I added sparkly yellow ones on the card front ... one in the centre of the potted flower and three others placed inside the cutaway circles. 

 Inside the card I added a patterned paper mat, then stamped a greeting from the Happy Gnomies set and added one more stamped, die cut and coloured Gnome.

I added a couple of scraps of the same patterned on the envelope front and my card was done and ready to send to a friend for Happy Mail.

Slim Circle Panel Die - Your Next Stamp (New Release)
Happy Gnomies - Your Next Stamp (New Release)
Card stocks - stash
Patterned paper - Stampin' Up, retired
Copic markers
MISTI - My Sweet Petunia
Taylored Expressions Blending Brushes
Wink of Stella
Sakura white gel pen
Seam Binding
Nuvo Drops

Card size - 3.5 x 8.5", fits in a #10 Business Envelope

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. another fun slimline card, love the slimline die

  2. He's so happy and
    love the colors!
    Carla from Utah

  3. Marisela Delgado said: What a gorgeous card! Wow, so beautiful! Wonderful colors!

  4. Love this! It's so sweet!
    The background is great and
    is quite versatile!

  5. That's a lovely slimline card, such a cute gnome. That circle panel die adds interest to the background.

  6. Great idea to use the transparent
    piece over the printed. Have to
    remember that idea. Love tall
    cards. this one is great.
    thanks for sharing

  7. Such a great, colorful card! Love the slimline die...
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. Darling card! Love the slimline die and the cute gnomes!

  9. Beautiful card design and colouring!

  10. What a sweet and delightful card! Love the colours, and the wonderful slimline die. Beautifully done!

  11. Great slim line card. Love the new die and I remember that SU! paper, from many moons ago.

  12. Love it! The slim die is my fave from the new release :)

  13. EEK I love your card, this set is fabulous

  14. What an adorable how you also decorated the inside.

  15. Cute gnome card. Love the circle background.

  16. Gosh I'm lovin these gnomes! Your colors are terrific. This card certainly does send a smile, cute cute card!

  17. Cute card! Love the background!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  18. sooo cute! Love the slimline design!

  19. Cute card! Love the smiling gnome and your sentiment!

  20. OMGosh these gnomes are a must have! This is so super cute!

  21. I just love everything about your card. The gnome, of course. I LOVE GNOMES. But the clouds, the frame, everything--adorable.

  22. A great slimline card. I especially love the colors you chose. A cute card. [Bunny]

  23. Super cute little guys. Love your colors and your card.

  24. this is too cute - love the design

  25. OMG! I love everything about this card, inside and out! Gorgeous colouring and love this new slimline die cut and the gnome stamp and sentiments is super adorable.


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