Hi!  Are you as excited about the gnomes as everyone else is?!  I know I am!  This is Katrina from Paper, Scissors, Glue and Hybrid Too sharing a Christmas layout using the original Gnome For The Holidays stamps, dies and stencil.  I have done a fall layout before with the set, so Christmas was a fun change!

Gnome for the Holidays Christmas Layout with Glitz

Therm O Web Supplies/Gina K Designs Supplies Used
Memory Runner XL 
Memory Runner XL Refill
3D Foam Squares – Combo Pack
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets-White
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets-Pink Carnation
iCraft Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
iCraft Pixie Spray
iCraft Purple Tape
Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive
Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel-White
Gina K Glitz Glitter Gel-Gold
Gnome for the Holidays Stamps, Dies, Stencil
Gnome for the Holidays Add On-Fall

Gina K Designs Ink
Soft Stone,
Innocent Pink,
Amalgam Obsidian
White Pigment
Gina K Designs Stamp-Tall Birch

Other Supplies Used
Cocoa Vanilla Merry and Bright Collection (use code Katrina for 20% off)
WeR Memory Keepers Scallop Lace Border Punch (use code Katrina for 20% off)
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Gnome for the Holiday Christmas Layout Details

Let’s Start Stamping

This layout started with an idea for the Gnomes Set and that Tall Birch Stamp that is in the background behind my picture!  I began by stamping the Tall Birch stamp in GKD White Pigment ink twice, lining it up with the outer page edge.  It does not meet in the middle, but that is hidden by my picture!

Let’s Get Those Borders Punched

Once I had stamped, I use two different border punches on four different pattern papers. The papers were 6×8, so I used the longer side of each paper and then trimmed the punched piece down to 6 inches.  This allows you to get the same effect on each side of the page with the border somewhat matching.  I covered the middle with an ornament I fussy cut out of the pattern paper in the collection.

Adhere with Our Runner XL

Once the top area of my layout was somewhat completed (or planned out), I started on the bottom section.  I trimmed papers and used my Memory Runner XL to adhere to my papers.

Pixie Spray Keeps Stencils in Place

I stamped the mountains from the Gnome set in GKD Soft Stone ink twice.  I used the stencil that is in the Gnome set to cap the mountains with Glitz Glitter Gel in White.  I used Pixie Spray to hold my stencil in place.  I love the way the mountain tops shimmer!

The mountains did not meet in the middle, so I covered it with my journaling area.  I used the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the set and stamped it with Amalgam Ink in Obsidian.  I LOVE this ink.  It dries quickly and is watercolor and Copic friendly!

Boy Gnome Building

Next was to start on my die-cut gnomes!  I wanted flocked beards, so I used Easy Cut Adhesive and adhered it to some white cardstock.  Next, I die cut the beard from that cardstock and removed the protective adhesive covering.  I placed my White Latte Flock Transfer Sheet flock side down to the adhesive and ran it thru my die-cut machine.  I carefully removed the flock transfer sheet and had a soft fuzzy beard!  I also did the noses in the same manner but used the Pink Carnation flock instead.

After the beards and noses were completed, I cut the shoes and bodies out of pattern paper using the dies in the set. Now it was time for the hats!  For the boy’s hat, I used pattern paper and then the stencil with Glitz Glitter Gel in White to add some polka dots.  There is also a stamp if you wanted to do that!

Girl Gnome Building

The girl was a little more work.  I made pigtails with bows out of DMC floss.  I used several full 6 strands doubled and tripled up in blond hair color.  The bow was just created with one full 6 strand of green that went with the paper collection.  I trimmed them to even them up.  I adhered the beard BEHIND the body and trimmed off the edges.  Once I had that done, I used the Ultra Bond Liquid Adhesive to adhere the pigtails to the beard.  I hid the ends under the hat.

To make her hat match, I used GKD Innocent Pink Ink and applied it straight to paper.  I used the Glitz Glitter Gel in Gold, along with the stencil to create gold polka dots on the hat.  Secret I accidentally flipped the stencil, so my hat is die cut from the back of the pink paper, not the front!  LOL

I die cut some trees out of pattern paper and placed them behind the girl gnome.  I cut off the darker green one to make it shorter than the others.  This give that area some interest, instead of trees all the same height!

And that’s my Christmas layout with the “Gnome for the Holidays” Set!  Be sure to pick it up and the add-on.  Last time it sold out within a DAY!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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