Hello! It is time for me to showcase another amazing stamp from I Brake for Stamps! MOST of their stamps can be purchased either a la carte or by the sheet. There are a few exceptions to this rule, and this gnome is an example of that. The gnome you see below can only be purchased by the sheet, BUT you get 10 different gnomes and 3 separate toadstools on that sheet! If you are a gnome lover like I am, this is a HUGE value with all of the different types of gnomes!
I colored my little gnome using Zig Markers on watercolor paper, fussy cut him out and colored the edges black with my Copic Multiliner. I hadn’t been too sure of what I’d do with him until I found this background stamp, which was also colored in the same fashion. My only problem was that the background was so busy my gnome would easily have gotten lost.
Enter vellum! Vellum allows you to see the background but in an obscured way, allowing for something in front to pop to your attention. Adhering vellum can be tricky, I could adhere it behind the gnome no problem, I used some Ranger Multi-Matte Medium between the background and the vellum, and again between the vellum and the gnome. I also used TINY bits of Multi-Matte Medium behind the strategically placed sentiment, which I found on another random stamp set in my stash.
- Gnome Stamp Sheet - I Brake for Stamps
- Fairy Garden Background Stamp - Brutus Monroe
- Gnome Sweet Gnome - SugarPea Designs
- Jelly Bean Cardstock - Gina K
- Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper
- Vellum - from Hobby Lobby
- Zig Real Brush Markers
- Copic Multiliner
- Ranger Multi Medium Matte
- Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner
- StazOn Black
- Versa Fine Watermark Ink
- Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder