I fell in love with this Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” stamp set and was thrilled to have been able to pick it and the matching die set up in a destash for one-third of the retail price! Unfortunately it has been sitting unused in my stash all summer…until today!

But to create the card that I envisioned that would play off the red and blue gnomes of the movie, “Gnomeo and Juliet,” I needed a girl gnome.  What to do….  Well, of course. I could draw a little girl digi gnome to share with all of you (available for free download HERE)!

20150812_185624These are the Copic colors I used to color up the happy couple:
Skin: E50, 51, 53; girl blush: R20; and boy blush: R30
White areas of boy’s beard, girl’s apron, and mushroom spots and base: C1
Girl’s hair: B000, C5, 7, 9, 10
Girl’s outfit: R22, 24, and 29
Boy’s outfit: B41, 34, 24 and 18
Mushroom roof: R24 and 29
Mushroom door and window ledge: E31, 33, and 37
Mushroom windows: B000
Grass around mushroom house: YG07 and G09

For the inside of the card, I knew I wanted to use the pun, “there’s gnome place I’d rather be” and use the mushroom house from the Lawn Fawn stamp set. But I wanted to kind of surround the little mushroom house with the words in a circle so I had to do a little research on how to do this in paint.net (the free digital editing software I use to make my digis). I found a great free plugin that had a circle text effect (and a lot of other cool effects) (HERE), and I also downloaded this adorable free script font, called “mf I love glitter” (HERE).

The following is a video share of this card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
MFT Summer School: Symmetry/Asymmetry
Simon Says Stamp Monday Homegrown Summer
Card Mania Anniversary Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a wonderful crafty day! WOOF



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