Crafting for Beginners: Gnomie Christmas Dance 3 Ways
Hello there, Michelle Short here to share some inspiration using Gnomie Christmas Dance Printed Die Cuts from the Oh What Fun Collection. This pack contains 52 colorful die-cut pieces ready to use in different ways. These are perfect to use if you are beginner but are also quick and fun to use if you are not!
Today I have a card, gift tag and gift bag to share with you, but they are perfect for all sorts of other crafts too from journals to gift wrap!
BEARY MERRY CHRISTMAS
For my first project, I wanted to create a card. I took a panel of white cardstock and added ink blending to it using Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Inks. I added the inks to Blending Brushes and then lightly blended them onto the panel, focussing the darker color at the bottom.
I then die-cut a piece of white cardstock using the Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies to create a snow bank. Although I used these dies today, this could easily be cut using scissors.
It was adhered to the panel with thin foam tape and then the panel adhered to an A2 white card base with tape runner adhesive.
I took the trees, bear and sentiment from the Gnomie Christmas Dance pack and adhered the trees to the card first using Bearly Art Glue. The bear and sentiment were then adhered with foam tape.
To embellish the card, I added Bearly Art Glue to the trees and the bear’s scarf and sprinkled on Sparkle Dust Glitter, tapping the excess off. To finish off, I added a little Onyx Color Essentials Gem to the bear’s nose.
For my next project, I first die cut a tag from white cardstock using the Create a Decorative Tag set. I then ran it through my Platinum 6 with the Ski Lodge Embossing Folder for some added texture and interest.
I took the sentiment from the Gnomie Christmas Dance pack and cut it down into strip using the Swallowtail Tags Etched Dies set and then cut the edges off so that they were straight. This is not necessary as the sentiment is already in a banner shape, but I wanted it to be a little smaller for my project.
It was adhered to the tag using thin foam tape. The car from the pack then adhered on top.
To embellish, I added Bearly Art Glue to the bow/string and sprinkled on Sparkle Dust Glitter for some sparkle. I then added a Red Mix Color Essentials Gem to the center of the bow.
To finish off, I added a few Opal Color Essentials Gems to the tag and then Black Twine through the top.
GNOMIE GIFT BAG
For my last project today, I wanted to create a gift bag. I am using the Gift Bag Etched Dies for my bag, but you could easily embellish a pre-made one in the same way.
It was cut from white cardstock and I added ink blending to the front panel using Peacock Feathers and Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Inks and Blending Brushes. It was then run through my Platinum 6 with the Dazzling Dots Embossing Folder.
The bag was assembled and adhered following this tutorial. I then cut a snow bank using the Color Block Scenic Scape Etched Dies and adhered it to the bottom of the bag. I adhered the tree stump from the Gnomie Christmas Dance pack on top.
I adhered the gnome in two parts so that his legs move. So fun! There are instructions on how to do that here. I cut out a gift from the Christmas Delivery Printed Die Cuts pack and adhered to the left of the gnome.
I then die cut the sentiment from the pack using the Swallowtail Tags Etched Dies set and tied it to the handle using Black Twine. To finish off, I added a Red Mix Color Essentials Gem to the center of the bow on the gift.
Thin foam tape.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my projects today and I have inspired you with some ideas using Gnomie Christmas Dance Printed Die Cuts. Remember that these can be used in lots of different ways. Simply adhere them to projects as is or embellish them as much as you like! Thank you so much for stopping by, have a great day!