Welcome to the #SeptemberSameSetSyndrome hop! If this is your first time here, I’m Karen and our hop group showcases a small independent stamp company each month to help promote them and hopefully introduce you to new-to-you products and companies! You should have come here from the talented and sweet Lisa Cmay. Your next stop after me is the one and only LeeAnn McKinney! I’ll be sure to link to her again at the bottom of the post.
This month we are showcasing Kat Scrappiness, who is not only a stamp and die designer in their own right, but also a phenomenal store where you can purchase products from many companies in addition to their Kat Scrappiness exclusives. And wait until you see their embellishment selection! Wowzers! We’re all using the same set, called Christmas Gnomes and as you can see I felt inspired and made 3 cards for you today!!! All the images were colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol, and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen was added to all the white fuzzy parts of the outfits.
First up is this slimline card using not just the Christmas Gnomes, but also the Double Stitched Nesting Slimline Dies by Kat Scrappiness. I used the largest die to create the frame and layered the negative piece inside as a background. I added acetate to the frame, used Darice thin foam strips to pop the front up and added these cool Confetti Tubes from the Dollar Tree! They’re lightweight, squishy, and springy… and they get Everywhere… but they look so cool in real life that its worth it! I dressed up the shaker with some paper strips to mimic a present. The focal and sentiment are both popped up on top for dimension. Here is a closeup of all that shimmer of the confetti tubes, sequins, and sparkle pen:
Next up is the candy cane gnome:
This one was inspired by the current sketch at Inspire.Create.Challenge (not to be confused with last month’s spotlight Create and Inkspire). I found the perfect candy cane paper in my stash from Doodlebug but a whole cardfront was too busy. Sketch to the rescue, I found this simple sketch (below) and with the benefit of double sided papers I was good to go! I wanted a little differentiation between the patterns so I added a strip of silver mirror cardstock to mirror the silver buckle on this gnomies outfit. The rounded rectangle dies are from Pink and Main. Here is candy cane gnomies closeup:
Last up is Christmas lights gnomie:
These dudes were too cute not to use them ALL! This background is a 6×6 cling stamp from Hero Arts and its aptly called Christmas Lights. It too is colored with Prismacolors and Gamsol. The circle dies are a combination of Simon Says Stamp and Spellbinders (gotta use what you have sometimes). So much fun to color!!! And here is this dude’s glamour shot:
All three cards have spectrum noir sparkle pen accents (super hard to photograph), red sequins as embellishments, and silver gel pen details. I was tempted to add Nuvo Glaze to all the Christmas lights but then I came to my senses!!! LOL
OK, so be sure to head on over to LeeAnn for the next stop on the hop! The hop is spread over blogs, YT, and IG. If you get lost along the way, our fearless leader Ally K will have the full hop lineup. Also, you can search #SameSetSyndromeSeptember on YT and IG to find participants there. Thanks for taking the time to drop by. If you don’t already, please consider following my blog and/or my IG account @misplacedmojo and I’ll see you again next month!
I am submitting one of these cards to the following challenges:
- Inspire.Create.Challenge – #078 – Sketch – ends 10/4
- Shopping Our Stash – #430 – On Trend – Slimline – ends 10/11
- Cute Card Thursday – #654 – Anything Goes
- Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday – Anything Goes
- The Paper Funday – September – Anything Goes
- Digi Choosday – Week 39 – Anything Goes
- Holly and Ivy Challenge – #80 – Anything Goes
- MLCCB – #27 – Anything Christmas Goes – ends 10/31
- Papercraft Business Challenge – #32 – October – Interactive – ends 10/27
- Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas – #509 – Anything Christmas Goes
- Crazy 4 Challenges – #554 – Slimline – ends 10/3?
- Colour Crazy – Week 38 – Anything Goes