Thursday, March 24, 2011

There's Gnomebody Like You

A few weeks ago I won the new Gnomebody Like You set from Wilson Designs (thanks, Kim!). These stamps rock! If you haven't seen them, then check them out.

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 used one of my all-time favorite older lines of Cosmo Cricket. Here's a close-up of the sentiment:

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!


  1. tooo stinkin cute it Jocelyn!!!..hugs...xoxo

  2. This is way too cute and way to creative!

  3. Eek! this is adorable! I love your creative thinking!!! You like the sentiment huh...I'm kind of fond of that one too! (wink). Awesome job!

  4. Oh, I forget to say thanks for joining in the fun at OTWC and Good luck!!!! :-)

  5. Too cute, Jocelyn!! Love how the gnomes are peeking out, and that sentiment is hi-LAR-ious! I can't get enough of punny sentiments. Hee hee hee! :o) Congrats on winning this stamp set, too!

  6. I am totally cracking up at this. I love the idea of having those gnomes peeking out. So funny and cute. Great job using those stamps and thanks so much for joining us at OTWC.


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