Hello friends!! I'm fighting a cold this week, but it doesn't usually stop me from crafting. Today I'm sharing a cute gnome Valentine card that I put together for Clean + Simple Sunday over here at Queen City Stamp Art, using the Friendly Gnomes stamp set and the Gnomes dies! You can see how I put this card together by watching the video HERE.
When I create Clean + Simple cards I like to use soft, subtle colors with low contrast, lots of WHITE and a small cluster of visual elements. I love adding texture to create interest on a clean + simple card. Layering white panels together---one embossed and the other as a mat for the embossed panel, creates visual interest while keeping the design clean + simple.
The subtle, vellum scalloped circle I included, helps to anchor the gnome image to the card base by creating that visual filter. It forces our eye to that lower right corner of the card. Adding Wink of Stella to the heart, linen thread and a couple of tiny die cut hearts next to the gnome image, are the perfect embellishments for this card.
I hope you enjoyed the project I shared today! Here are a list of the products I used in case you need to do a little shopping!
160714 Friendly Gnomes stamp set
159625 Gnomes dies
159183 Stylish Shapes die set
151770 Layering Circles die set
160186 Tea Cup dies
156406 Timber 3D Embossing Folder
160388 Country Gingham 6x6 Designer Series Paper
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
104199 Linen Thread
Ink Colors: Memento Black ink
Stampin' Blends: Balmy Blue, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink
Card stock colors: Basic White + Sweet Sorbet
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