Saturday, May 9, 2020

Gnome Birthday Wishes

Hello Blogger friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog today.
I am sitting here in my living room typing up this Blog post and it's actually snowing outside. Say what!!! I know it's Spring but snow in May. Where was it in January and February (lol).
Anyway, our temps are staying cold all day. Doesn't matter much though since we are confined to our homes still. Although our Governor moved my area of the State to a yellow zone. Don't know for sure what that means since I missed his news conference yesterday. Some businesses are allowed to reopen just don't know what ones yet. This quarantine has been devasting to business- my son has been affected because he is a small business owner in California.
Now onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog. I used the Flower Power Tomte die to create a birthday card. So let's get started on some details on how I created my card.
I started my card by cutting the images. I used various colors of Stampin'-Up cardstock. The flower pot that I used is from the new Potting Shed die. Since I was cutting circle windows on my card, I wanted that image just a bit larger.

Next, I laid out the circle dies on my cardstock. I taped them down so they wouldn't move when I ran them through my Big Shot machine. Before any cutting took place, I laid the images inside the circles to make sure everything would fit nicely.

 The circles are the 4th, 5th and 6th largest dies from the circle die set.
For the circle backgrounds, I decided to use some blue designer paper that had the look of a sky. I cut 3 more circles just slightly larger so they would fit behind nicely. I used the 3rd, 4th and 5th dies from the circle set.
Now I am ready for card assembly. I placed the images inside each circle.
I thought that at least 2 of the circles need something additional. For the birdhouse circle I cut a couple of flowers and also a small cloud image. On the flower pot circle, I just added a cloud. The cloud die is from the Lighthouse w/Clouds die. It's an older one from CottageCutz.
The card still looked a bit empty and too much white space for my liking. So I decided to stamp 3 small birthday sentiments in grape ink. My card is another work in progress this week.
To finish off my card, I attached the image panel to a highland heather (light purple) card base. I also scattered a few grape enamel dots. I am definitely happy with how the card turned out.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So Until next time...….God bless.
dies I used to create card:
I am also entering:
1.  Simply Create Too has a flower challenge.
2.  Cardz 4 Galz has a birthday challenge.
3.  C.R.A.F.T. has a birthday challenge.
4.  Seize the Birthday has a birthday challenge.
5Cute Card Thursday is anything goes.
6.  Simon Says Stamp has a punches/dies challenge.


  1. Wow, Mary, snow and gnomes - is it Christmas already? Love your card, the little gnome and other details are so cute. So glad you've shared your adorable card at Seize the birthday, Jo x

  2. A very cute card. Lots of detailed bits you had to manage. I tend to lose something before I get it on the card.
    We are covering plants here tonight. I don't ever remember frost as Mother's Day. Hope you have a Happy MOther's Day tomorrow.

  3. Thank you so much for entering our birthday blog hop at CRAFT Challenge remember to add this card to each DT blog to be in with a chance of winning more prizes.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  4. This is so very adorable!! The die cuts look absolutely wonderful, and I love how those three small circles fit so much of the scene! Thank you so much for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

  5. This is stunning Mary - it takes a lot of patience to put all these together. Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx Lynda DT



Related Posts with Thumbnails