Special Guest - Julee Tilman

Hello, Whimsy friends!
Today we welcome the lovely Julee Tilman back to the blog.
Hi crafty friends! I'm super excited to be back for another post as a Special Guest at Whimsy Stamps. I'm a huge fan of their adorable gnomes, so I just had to play with the Gnome For the Holidays and Gnome for Christmas stamp sets.

I started by coloring up the Santa hat and Christmas lights gnomes from Gnome for the Holidays with Copic colors in a traditional Christmas color combo.  I then die cut them with the coordinating Gnome for the Holidays Outline Dies, die cutting the Santa one a couple more times to layer up for dimension.


I grabbed some designer paper scraps from my Christmas stash and went to work creating some simple layouts for these sweet little gnomes. I'm usually a more is more girl, but I try to keep Christmas cards pretty tame so they don't cost a fortune to mail! Santa got a buffalo plaid print to ground him, then the sentiment stamped on a die cut circle up above. I accented with sequins and rhinestones to finish off this sweet card.

For the Christmas lights gnome, I decided to make a mini slimline card with a gift card pocket. I created some easy layers and a pocket that would fit a mini Starbucks gift card, then added the darling gnome to the front of it. The sentiment is from the Gnome for Christmas set, and I stamped it onto a die cut  from the fabulous Antique ATC Frames Die Set. My finished card size is 3.5 x 6".

My final card for today uses the adorable elf gnome from Gnome for Christmas. I die cut him with the coordinating Gnome for Christmas Outline Dies, cutting a few more die cuts two layer up for dimension.  Next I used the Antique ATC Frames Die Set to cut a sentiment panel from white cardstock and a mat from patterned paper.  I used the Twinkle Stencil with a light green ink to add a little interest to the sentiment panel, then embossed the holly jolly sentiment in a darker green ink. A few layers of paper and some rhinestones and this card was finished.


Thank you for stopping by today! I am so honored to have been a special guest and it was such a treat creating with all their wonderful products. If you love gnomes as much as I do, you don't want to miss their brand new Gnome Warm Wishes stamp set. It's the next thing on my gigantic wishlist!

Thank you, Julee, for this adorable inspiration!
To see more of her work, please check out her blog and Instagram account.

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