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  • Writer's pictureBonnie Crane

Spellbinders’ Fabulous Gnome Tree

Hello everyone! Isn't Spellbinders' Gnome Tree the cutest! This was a super fun card to make with all the sweet die cuts! I paired it with the Plaid Tidings Background ... one of my favourite hot foil plates.

Red card stock was foiled with Aura Hot Foil using Plaid Tidings background. The panel was trimmed down to 4" by 5 1/4" and adhered to a top folding, A2 sized card base.

The Gnome Tree die set comes with a few dies. There are two main dies; one of which cuts each of the stacked gnomes; the hats, tunics and beards in individual pieces. The second die is the outline of the gnome tree. I began by cutting out black foam with both dies using low tack tape to centre one die in the other. I also used the outline die to cut gold foil card stock. I carefully removed the foam die cut from the die cutter keeping all of the individual gnome pieces in tact and adhered it to the gold foil card stock. I was left with clear impressions of all the individual pieces that would go together to form the gnome tree. I cut several small small pieces of card stock that I would use to cut the individual pieces from the large die:

  • red, gold and white glitter card stock for the hats

  • two different styles of plaid paper from the Santa Lane Paper Pad

  • white flocked card stock for the beards

I die cut several of these individual pieces at once and then adhered the die cuts to the foam!

The die set has several accessories. I cut all of the shoes from black card stock and the noses and arms/hands from white card stock and Copic coloured them. After all the hats, tunics and beards are in place, the arms and hands are easily positioned in the last little bits of exposed black foam. There are three sizes of stars that I cut from the glitter card stock and adhered to the end of the hats saving the largest one for the gnome's hat at top of tree! The strings of lights were cut from black card stock and the lights from red, white and gold glitter card stock. The lights were topped up with Nuvo Crystal Drops Morning Dew. The green, die cut wreath was finished off with Nuvo Jewel Drops Strawberry Coulis. The sentiment from Glitter Wishes was foiled in red and cut with the accompanying die.


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