Do you celebrate Halloween? I personally love working with Halloween images but I much prefer cute images rather than spooky. I especially love the gnomes I used in this card because they are equal parts fall and Halloween and they are definitely cute!

These gnomes are from a new Halloween Gnome Polkadoodles release. I am a big Copic coloring fan but sometimes I really appreciate being able to create ephemera with digital pieces. These gnomes were printed on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and then I cut them out. No coloring required! I always buy the uncolored versions of digital stamps too because I do like to color them by hand when I want to.

I used a stencil to apply Wilted Lilac Oxide ink to Basis Gold cardstock. I love this technique because it allows the bright gold color of the cardstock come through but also allows a dark purple edge creating a perfect fall/Halloween ink spot background for the gnomes.

I only used the two with the larger yellow centers because I found the gnomes were large enough to cover the yellow area unless I used the purple ink a bit more sparingly. Once done, I cut these out using my Brother Scan and Cut. You can fussy cut these also. Hand cutting would result in a wider yellow border than the machine cut did but I think the thin yellow border is a nice contrast. Below are the stenciled pieces and the gnomes cut out.

Next I cut stitched slimline mats out of Royal Sundance Fiber Kraft and Vanilla Bean Brown cardstocks. I ran the Brown mat through a 3D embossing folder to get a dimensional geometric pattern.

I glued the mats together and laid out the stenciled pieces and a sentiment that I printed from the Polkadoodles collection on Pop-Tone Orange Fizz. All I had to do was cut it out with a stitched die. Easy peasy!

I glued this to a slimline card base made from Royal Sundance Fiber Craft cardstock. Now for the fun part! I added the gnomes, attached the sentiment and added a sprinkling of orange and purple pearls and a touch of orange Stickles. Presto! Super cute gnomes steal the show!

Are you ready to make some fall or Halloween cards? If so, be sure to check out all the gorgeous orange, brown and gold cardstock at the CutCardStock store.

Written by

Janet Axtman - SugarShine Designs

My passion is to teach and inspire others in the same way that I've been inspired by so many others over the years. I enjoy using electronic paper cutters to create cards and 3D projects of all types. Stamping, coloring and designing is my happy place. Join me over at my Blog or at my YouTube Channel.