Friday 10 December 2021

Through the trees

The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week has a focus on trees - one tree, a whole forest, Christmassy or not - up to you!

It's white-out conditions in the birch forest - it's lucky that gnomes have a good sense of direction! This one is standing in a sparkly snowdrift (not sure how well that shows up on the photo) and peeping round a tree trunk to say a seasonal hello.

The card front is embossed and I used a craft knife to cut slits either side of one of the trunks so that I could slot in the little fussy cut gnome behind the trunk.

Lost Coast Designs have a gnome theme for their currect challenge so I'm linking up there too, all the challenge details are here.

Pointy Hat Gnome (Lost Coast Designs)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Woodland embossing folder (Stampin' Up)
Copic markers
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)
Glamour Dust by Deco Art (Crystal)
Hello die (Waltzingmouse Stamps, no longer with us)

Thanks for stopping by!


ionabunny said...

Oh my, this is just adorable. I love Mr Pointy Hat peeking out from behind the tree trunk. Awesomeness. Love this. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

Wavejumper said...

This is adorable and I love the contrast of the all white with his colorful self!

And the slit idea! Second time this week I have seen it. I never do that. Why don't I do that??? I am going to!

hugs Margot

Cathy said...

This card is so adorable. Love it. Thanks for joining the gnome challenge at Lost Coast.

LeAnne said...

So cute and clever~!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Joanne, elegant and fun at the same time! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lost Coast Designs, and have a great weekend, Sue xx

Riet Harikini said...

Wow, i love this card. Love the little peeping gnome. Great idea. Thanks for joining us at Lost Coast Designs.

Pia S said...

I thought you'd used die cut birch trees until I read about your little trick to hide the gnome behind a tree. How clever. Fun and decorative design!

papierelle said...

Oh this is so cute!!! No matter how well he hides behind the trees, I spotted him anyway ... ;-)

Dotty Jo said...

I love this, Joanne! How cute and clever, Jo x

Laurie said...

This is so clever and so cute! I love this gnome stamp from LCD and the way you have him peeking out from behind a tree is the best! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Congrats on winning at LCD, Joanne! This is just brilliant, slitting the tree and sticking him behind. I'm going to have to case that slitting idea but will definitely give you credit. Fab card! xoxo, Aimeslee