Anyhoo, when I think of gnomes (not that I spend a lot of time thinking about gnomes), I imagine them peeking around trees and corners. So, I paired the gnomes peeking out with cathedral window paper blocks. My mom recently suggested that I look at the cathedral windows used in quilting blocks, and I tried it out.
I was inspired by the OTWC #49 Challenge colors--love those colors! Here's the card:
Aren't those gnomes hilarious? The sentiment is also part of the set. I paper-pieced the gnomes and colored their faces. Here's a close-up:
I colored the hilarious sentiment with colored pencils--markers looked a little harsh with the rest of the card, so I tried pencils. A little Twinery twine tops it off.
Here's what I found playing around with the cathedral folds (at least the way I did them):
- Heavier paper (over 60lbs.) or papers with texture didn't work as well....even ATG tape wouldn't hold down the edges past a few hours.
- I put solid cardstock squares on the inside, but double-sided paper would work, too.
- I used Score-Tape to hold the edges down, but it seems like weighing down the papers for a day (before putting them on the card) seems to help the tape hold.
Thanks for looking and thanks for the comments!