These gnomes from the Gnome for the Holidays: Festive Fall Add-On can visit my house for dinner any day! I did a bit of die cutting and paired them with a Brutus Monroe Toner Card Front. I even used both the positive and negative of the foiled piece to get two cards! Let's dive in!
I chose one of my favorite Toner Card Fronts from the Brutus Monroe Really Radiant Toner Card Front Mixables and did a bit of ink blending to color my background. I thought the pattern could look a bit like sunflowers in the background, so I used brown towards the center of each of the "flowers" and then yellow over the whole panel. Be sure to use a clean, dry cloth to buff off any extra ink before foiling so you get great results! I cut a piece of Gold Shattered Glass Deco Foil slightly larger than my Toner Card Front and placed it pretty side up on top of the panel and ran it through my laminator using Deco Foil Parchment Paper.
The positive foiled background was gorgeous, but the negative piece was just as gorgeous and I couldn't let it go to waste! I added a piece of iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive to a piece of white cardstock and placed the negative piece of Gold Shattered Glass Foil on top. It makes a beautiful second background!
I build my gnomes by die cutting pieces using the original Gnome for the Holidays Craft Kit and the Gnome for the Holidays: Festive Fall Add-On Die Sets. The beards, bodies, noses, and feet come from the original set and the hats and cute little hands from the add-on. I used a combination of cardstock, patterned paper, and even Tuscan Gold Deco Foil Flock to cut all the pieces for my gnomes. I knew I wanted them to be holding something, so I took a peek through my stash and came across the Lawn Fawn Cutie Pie Stamp Set and thought how CUTE those pies would be in my scene! I used my iCraft Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive Pen to adhere all of the pieces of my gnomes together and moved on to putting my scene together.
I cut a grassy border and heat embossed a sentiment using the Lawn Fawn Thankful Mice Stamp Set and also die cut a circle to represent the sun behind the grassy hill and added them to my card using tape from the iCraft White 1/16" 3D Jumbo Foam Tape Roll. I added my gnomes on top of my scene with iCraft 3D Foam Squares.
I hope this project inspires you to look around your craft room and see what little items your Festive Fall Gnomes can hold! See you soon!