Hahahaha this card makes me laugh, it is the birthday card that I made my little brother (in August 😊) who………. HATES garden gnomes 😂 Ever since he was a child he hated garden gnomes, so being the loving older sister I just had to make him this card for his birthday. My only regret was I had to mail it so I didn’t get to see his reaction 😂 This is my Second Garden Gnome, check HERE if you would like to see my first one.
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I picked my paper from different sections of my paper stash. The Real Red cardstock, the striped patterned paper (retired), and the Blush Blossom (retired) are from Stampin Up, I also used Early Espresso, Island Indigo, White, Wild Wasabi, River Rock (retired) are also from Stampin up. The blue cardstock is Color Core cardstock which I roughed up with an emmory board to distress them. The green patterned paper is from my stash.
To make this pop up I used Karen Burnistons Surprise Ball Pop up dieset and I followed her VIDEO tutorial to make the Gnome. I took photos of the process for reference but it’s hard to explain in words, I recommend watching Karen’s Video
Now to make the beard, The die I used below is from the Karen Burnistons Flap and Closure dieset. I like to use 2 adhesive when adding the hair. I use a cheap tape (that’s all I can get locally) so it holds the yarn in place while the liquid (Neutral PH adhesive from Lineco) has time to dry.
To make the hat I used Wonky Stitched Square from My favourite Things.
Here comes the hair.
The tree dieset is Karen Burnistons Tree Pop Up die set. I bought the fence and clouds second hand so I am not sure where they came from, the hills I actually cut freehand.
How to make the closure…. the magnets I bought cheap ages ago, I believe from Amazon.
Somewhere along the way I gave my gnome some googley eyes.
To see how versatile this Surprise Ball dieset is please check these out