Meet Winter Gnomeo! He is one of the newest Digital Stamps over at the CDD shop... and I must say I think he's pretty darn cute!
This idea was floating around in my head for a couple days before I put it to paper. I knew I wanted to start with an ink distressed background and I knew I wanted it to be pink. I ink distressed the stitched circle from the Shake It Up Dies and then splattered some water on it. Once that dried (kinda... I'm not real patient) I sprayed some Shimmer Spray on it. Then I cut a white scalloped rectangle using my Fancy Frame Dies and adhered my circle onto it.
I cut some snowy hills and some treetop snowdrifts from glitter paper using the Outdoor Landscape and Stitched Scallop Dies. Then I used the same Fancy Frames die to cut the edges of both sets of snow so they would match the scallops on the background.
Then I cut some birch trees from the Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies and the little Christmas trees from the Shake It Up Dies. I made a few layers of the trees using various thicknesses of popup tape.
I originally thought I'd color my Gnomeo up in some greens.... maybe a little pink... but when it came down to it, I decided he would prefer to dress a little understated... he's a natural kind of guy.... so I went with some tans and browns... plus it made him stand out... and I knew his nose and cheeks would be rosey because it's a chilly in those woods....
For the sentiment I used the Flag Banner Dies and Santa's Helpers and used some of the awesome Winter Wonderland dies to add a few extra embellishments. I used some glittery embossing paste around the edges of the sentiment. I love using it because it keeps it's dimension when it dries.
And I couldn't be finished without adding some oh so pretty sprinkles... I used my favorite Shimmer Sequins and one of my new favorite mixes, Sprinkled Sugar.
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Here are links to the CDD Products I used on this project:
Winter Gnomeo Digital Stamp http://craftindesertdivas.com/winter-gnomeo-digital-stamp/
Fancy Frame Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/fancy-frame-dies/
Outdoor Landscape Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/outdoor-landscape-dies/
Stitched Scallop Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/stitched-scallop-dies/
Outdoor Landscape 2 Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/outdoor-landscape-2-dies/
Shake It Up Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/shake-it-up-dies/
Flag Banner Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/flag-banner-dies/
Winter Wonderland Dies http://craftindesertdivas.com/winter-wonderland-dies/
Santa's Helpers Clear Stamps http://craftindesertdivas.com/santas-helpers/
Sprinkled Sugar Sequin Mix http://craftindesertdivas.com/sprinkled-sugar-sequin-mix/
Shimmer Sequins http://craftindesertdivas.com/shimmer-sequins/