Hello Crafty Friends!!
Welcome to World Cardmaking Day 2021!
It seems now more than ever cards are an important way to stay connected with those we love both near and far. In fact over this past year cards might have been one of the few ways to stay in touch with family and friends during the Covid Quarantine. And no matter where you live or where you are…who doesn’t love to receive a card in the mail. It’s a wonderful way to let someone know you’re thinking of them! Be it a Birthday, Anniversary, New Home, New Job, New Baby, and sometimes even a loss of a pet or loved one. A handmade card is a little bit of love mailed off in an envelope…
We hope you’ll take time during your busy day and weekend to join in our card sketch for a chance to win a $45 Gift Card! You have through next Friday, October 8th 11:59 pm CT to link up to your sketch or tag us on social media #thermoweb We can’t wait to see your projects! Larissa kicks things off with inspiration using our card sketch to get you motivated to join the fun!
Larissa here today to share a Trio of Cards using a FUN Sketch Challenge for World Card Making Day!! I used to STRUGGLE with using a Sketch to create Cards!! Over the years, I’ve found that Sketches work BEST for me when I’m in a Crafting Rut!!
Yes, you’re correct this Sketch is Geared towards a Halloween Theme!! Don’t let that STOP you from using it for ANY other Theme though!! Think Birthday, Winter, Christmas etc. though!! The purpose for using a Sketch is just as Starting point for the Placement for Images!! So let’s get started with my Cards for today!!
My First Card is sticking with the Halloween Theme and I’m using the NEW Gina K. Designs Stamp-n-Stencil Craft Kit: Gnome for the Holidays Festive Fall Add-On Set!! I LOVE how VERSATILE this Set is!! Not only can it be combined with the previously released Gina K. Designs Stamp-n-Stencil Craft Kit: Gnome for the Holidays!! (This Kit SOLD OUT FAST, and is now RESTOCKED so make sure to get your hands on it if it’s been on your WISH LIST!!) It can also be used all on its own to create some really FUN Stamped Scenes!! Combining it with the Gina K. Designs Gnome for the Holidays Kit makes the possibilities even more ENDLESS!! I’m combining them for my Card today!!
I Started by Spraying the backside of the Gina K. Designs Gnome for the Holidays Stencil with Pixie Spray!!
I Creating my Card Panel, then I used the Stencil from the Gnome for the Holidays Kit and masked it off the Ground!! I Inked the Sky with Salvaged Patina and Prize Ribbon Distress Oxide Inks!! I splattered the Background with Water for some texture and let it dry!! Then I added some Deco Foil Adhesive Pen Splatters with a Paint Brush!! Let it dry completely and added some Gina K. Designs Glittering Gold Fancy Foils!! SWOON!! I LOVE the way it looks like Stars SPARKLING in the Night Sky!! Then I removed the Stencil and re-adhered it to mask off the Sky so I could ink the Ground!! I used Hickory Smoke and Black Soot Distress Oxide inks!!
Then I adhered a piece of Orange Glow Deco Foil Flock Sheets to an Orange Piece of Cardstock using some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets!! I Inked the edges with Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink for some Shading!! The Flocking Sheets make for the PERFECT Outfit!!
I started by creating my Sweet Gnome!! If you follow me, you KNOW that I LOVE to Personalize my Gnomes Outfits in ANY way possible!! There are so MANY options!! I wanted to show how you can use the Gina K Designs Glitz Glitter Gels for a custom Cardstock to Die Cut!! So I started by coating a piece of Cardstock with a thin layer of the Black Glitz Glitter Gel using a Stencil Pal!! Then I set it aside to dry completely!!
Once Dry I Die Cut the Witch Hat, the Shoes and a Tiny Spider from Taylored Expressions to add the Hat for some SPOOKINESS!!
Then I used the coordinating Stencil and Stenciled the Jack-O-Lantern Face onto the Flocked Outfit using the Black Glitz Glitter Gel!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE how FUN it is to dress up these Gnomes!! Truly the possibilities are ENDLESS for ways to dress them up!! I Also Die Cut one of the Pumpkins, Stems, and a Leaf also from the Festive Add: on Die Set and I LOVE the way it adds to the Scene!! Next, I adhered a piece of White Latte Deco Foil Flock Sheets to a White Piece of Cardstock using some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets!! I Inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink for some Shading!!
I Stamped and Embossed the Sentiment and then added some Iridescent Mini Gold Stars for even more SPARKLE!! I adhered the Images to my Card Panel with some Foam Squares and then adhered the Card Panel to a Laura Kelly Toner Sheets in Chunky Checks!!
For my next card, I wanted to create a Happy Fall Scene combining the Sunflower Image with a SWEET Lil’ Gnome!! This Card just makes me SMILE!!I Started by Foiling the Toner Sheet with a Negative Piece of Deco Foil that I saved after Foiling a Piece of the Deco Foil Toner Card Fronts in Candy Stripes!!After the Negative Piece was Foiled to the Deco Foil Toner Sheet, I cut a piece of Gina K Designs Fancy Foils in Glittering Grass and placed it over the Foiled Toner Sheet and ran it through my Laminating Machine!! SWOON!! Once foiled I’m left with a Customized Striped Foil Sheet that can be Die Cut for the Gnome’s Hat and Shoes!!Then I adhered a piece of Green Envy Deco Foil Flock Sheets to a Green Piece of Cardstock using some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets!! I Inked the edges with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink for some Shading!! The Flocking Sheets make for the PERFECT Outfit!!Next, I adhered a piece of White Latte Deco Foil Flock Sheets to a White Piece of Cardstock using some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets!! I Inked the edges with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink for some Shading!!
I Stamped the Sunflower and Leaf/Stem Image included in the NEW Gina K. Designs Gnomes Festive Fall Add-on Stamp Set!! I Inked the Sunflower Images with Mustard Seed Distress Oxide Ink and then added some Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide Ink with an Ink Dauber just to the inside edge of the Petals for a Dimensional look!!
Then I Inked the Center of the Sunflowers with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink and the Leaves with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink and added some Pine Needle Distress Oxide ink to the Edge of the Leaves for some Dimension!! These images could easily be Stamped with just one Color of Ink as well, but I really LOVE how the addition of the 2nd Ink Colors really makes them come to LIFE!! For some Dimension I added some Glossy Accents to the Center of the Sunflower and let it Dry!! Then I added a Die Cut Deco Foiled Heart and a Fairy Rocks Rhinestone for a touch of Sparkle!!
For the Card Panel Background I used the Stencil from the Gnome for the Holidays Kit and masked it off the Ground!! I Inked the Sky with Salvaged Patina and used the Stencil from the Festive Fall Add: on Stencil to add some of the Clouds!! I splattered the Background with Water for some texture and let it dry!! Then I removed the Stencil and re-adhered it to mask off the Sky so I could ink the Ground!! I used Peeled Paint and Pine Needles Distress Oxide inks!! For the Ground and then added some Greenery with my Copic Makers!! Using YG17, YG67 & E43 along with some White Gel Pen highlights!! I Stamped and Embossed the “Happy Fall” Sentiment to finish off the Card Panel!!
I Foiled the Laura Kelly Toner Sheets in Baby Swiss Dots with some of the Gina K. Designs Glimmering Gold Fancy Foils and used it for my Cardbase!!
I added the Images to my Card Panel using Gina K Design Foam Squares and then added some Trinity Stamps Fairy Rocks Rhinestones with Zots Bling Adhesive Dots for some Sparkle!! I just LOVE these Lil’ Gnomes and ALL of the possibilities when creating with them!!
For my Last Project, I’ve created a Winter Wonderland Scene!! Again using the Gina K Designs Kits and a Unity Deco Foil Toner Card Front in Snow Many Flakes!!
SWOON!! I Started by Foiling the Toner Card Front with the Deco Foil in Glass Slipper!!
Next I Foiled the NEW Laura Kelly Toner Card Front in Dauntless Diamonds in Brutus Monroe Rainglow Deco Foil!!
Then I used the Negative Sheet to Foil it to a Piece of Deco Foil Toner Sheets!!
Once Foiled I Foiled again with Deco Foil in Black!! (This step isn’t necessary being the Toner Sheet is also Black, but I find that the added SHINE from the Foil, really makes a HUGE difference in the Design!!
Then I adhered a piece of Emerald Green Deco Foil Flock Sheets to a Green Piece of Cardstock using some Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets!! I Inked the edges with Pine Needles Distress Oxide Ink for some Shading!! The Flocking Sheets make for the PERFECT Christmas Tree!!
To Decorate the Flocked Tree I’m using some Gina K. Designs Iridescent Glitter Glitz Gel and then let it set to Dry!! Once Dry I used the Stencil again only this time I placed some Deco Foil Adhesive Pen to add some Ornaments!! I let it dry completely and then used the Brutus Monroe Rainglow Deco Foil to Foil the Ornaments on the Christmas Tree!! SWOON!! It so BEAUTIFUL in real Life!!
I adhered the Images to my Card Panel that was Inked with Salvaged Patina and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Inks!! I Stamped and Embossed my Sentiment and then added some Snowflake Sequins with Fairy Rocks Rhinestones to the centers for some added Sparkle!!
Such a FESTIVE and FUN Scene!! Honestly, these GNOMES will STEAL the SHOW no matter how you dress them up!!
Therm O Web:
Deco Foil Toner Sheets
Deco Foil Flock Sheets in White Latte, Green Envy, Tuscan Gold and Orange Glow
Deco Foil in Glass Slipper
Deco Foil Adhesive Pen
Gina K. Designs Fancy Foils in Glimmering Gold and Glittering Green
Gina K. Designs Black and Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel
Gina K. Designs Gnome for the Holidays Kit (Die Set, Stencil)
Gina K. Designs Gnomes Festive Fall Add-on (Die Set, Stencil and Stamp Set)
Gina K. Designs Foam Squares
Laura Kelly Toner Sheets in Daunting Diamonds, Chunky Checks and Baby Swiss Dots
Unity Toner Card Fronts in Snow Many Flakes
Brutus Monroe Rainglow Deco Foil
Zots Bling Adhesive Dots
Ultra Bond Adhesive
Distress Oxide Inks
WoW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder
Trinity Stamps Fairy Rocks Rhinestones
Green Mini Pom-Pom
Gold Star Sequin
White Gel Pen
Link for all the Products used HERE!!
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today, I hope I’ve INSPIRED you on ways to create different Themed Cards using a Sketch for a Jumping off point and combining the AMAZING Deco Foil, Deco Foil Flock Sheets in combination with the NEW Gina K. Designs Gnome for the Holiday and Gnome for the Holidays Festive Fall Add-On Sets!! Seriously, the possibilities are ENDLESS!!
If you create something using our sketch please tag us on Social Media using the Hashtags #thermoweb #decofoil #decofoilflocksheets #ginakdesigns as we LOVE to see what you’re creating!! You have through next Friday, October 8th, 11:59 pm CT to link up to your sketch or tag us on social media. JOIN us for even more FUN and INSPIRATION on our FB Page: Therm O Web Craft Room!!
I Hope you have a FABULOUS World Card Making Day/Weekend!!