Best Place to Be – Together in the Garden

Hi Trinity friends. It’s Bobbi Lemanski (@BobbiHartDesign) here with a card using the new and very popular stamp set, Best Place To Be. I’ve got this Trinity Stamps sweet gnome pair sitting in a garden filled with fresh flowers, birds and bees. Can you think of a prettier place to be?! This card could be used for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or wedding card.

I think these two gnomes are the perfect pair. I placed them on a stone ledge in a garden filled with lovely flowers, a bee and a sweet bird. All of the images I used on this 5″ X 7″ card are all included in this adorable set. I used Neenah Solar White 80lb cardstock for the card front, base and all of the die cuts. 

To make this card, I started by creating a cloudy sky background by applying Ranger Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass using my Blending Buddy brush on a 5″ X 7″ card front piece. This is a quick and easy background to do for outdoor scenes. No fussing required!

I added the stone ledge at the bottom of the card for the gnomes to sit on. The stone ledge is 3/4″ high and with the top cement cap, it is 1-3/8″ tall on the card. Notice that the lightly sponged sky background gets completely covered. There’s no need to mask.

To create the stone ledge, I hand-drew and colored a stone-look ledge following steps 1 through 6 above, right over the cloudy sky background. I used a black marker and a ruler to draw the lines for the cement ledge at the top. You can change the colors of the stone by simply swapping out the colors. I used warm and cool gray shades for mine as well as an earthy E50 brown for the grout.

On a separate piece of white cardstock, I stamped the gnome pair, a few vines of flowers, the bee and the bird and colored them using Copic Sketch Markers using the colors listed below. I die cut all of them using the coordinating die set. I also stamped some vines directly on the card front and colored them in, too. I used the following Copic colors to color the images:

  • Skin: E000, E00, E04, E11, E21
  • Hair: (He) E57, E55, E43 (Her) E50, E53, E43
  • Her Outfit: R89, R59, R29, R17, R14, RV10, RV55, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1
  • His Outfit: B45, B41, B21, Rv10, RV55, R89, R59, R29, R17, R14, W9, W7, W5, 100, C1, C3
  • Leaves: YG03, YG 67, YG63, YG61
  • Flowers: Y13, Y00, RV10, RV02, R20, E50
  • Bird: B45, B41, B21, R20, YR09, E50
  • Bee: Y13, Y18, C9, C5, C1

All the elements were secured to the card front. I used dimensional foam tabs under the gnome pair to make them stand out a bit from the background. I added shading below the gnomes, right on the ledge to anchor them to their resting place using a Copic C6 marker. Finally, I added the phrase at the bottom along with a die cut black shadow to make it stand out from the stone wall.

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Bobbi Hartmann Lemanski, Bobbi Hart♥ Design, Adding h♥art into every design

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