Good Morning, friends!
Today's card is my second card in my new blog series:
"Room for leftovers,"
a blog series goal I gave myself for this year :)
You can see the first post here
and it's a fun way to incorporate my new year's goal:
to use up the scraps and the bits and pieces from card making
because there's always 'Room for Leftovers!'
Some pieces are just so pretty, you use them twice!
For today's card, I used the adorable Lil Gnome from Simon Says Stamps.
Did you know that Garden Gnomes are a symbol of good luck?
Yep, it’s a little gnome fact!
I love this die!
It makes such a cute gnome ♥
I didn't even realize how many gnome stamps
I owned until I recently started organizing my stamps :/
I know .... gnomes are everywhere!
And this one is the perfect size to create a card with just one small bit of paper.
Here's how I repurposed it for this card.
I had a small piece of leftover alcohol ink Yupo paper from a previous card.
I knew to use it this piece, I'd need a die that's pretty small since
this leftover is maybe 4" x 1" in size and not much wiggle room for error.
I ran the die set and the Yupo strip through my Gemini Jr and
assembled the pieces to create 2 gnomes - one black, one white.
I wish I'd remembered to photograph it while it was whole,
but I did quickly puzzle piece the parts back in for a quick visual :)
And my completed card!
I kept it simple and CAS for the challenge at Splitcoaststampers.
Here's a look at the cutout pieces from that small strip:
Enough to make two little gnomes!
I'm so glad I didn't throw it away.
I'm sure I'll use this die set over and over -
I already have a couple more ideas sketched out for him!
I'll enter my card to AAA Card Challenge - One corner
UnStampaBellas - no stamps, bright colors
I chose bright colors because I'm drawn to bright,
vivid, rich colors that just burst -
they are so cheerful to me!
And I love using up scraps and recycling - waste not, want not!
Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥