Swinging Christmas Gnome

Hello there, Christine here with an interactive shaker card. I’ve never made an infinity shaker card and I thought it would be so fun to have the gnome from the Holiday Hang Out stamp set swinging back and forth in the shaker part.

First I made a few backgrounds with my gel press, it is so much fun to make backgrounds I always make a few at a time. I used my distress oxide inks and the new Distress holiday mica spray (although it is impossible to photograph the sparkle with the infinity shaker cover in place. You might be able to see it a little below- I used distress oxide ink in speckled egg and the mica spray in frosted juniper. I die cut it down to an A2 size with a rectangle stitched die that I had in stash.

I stamped and die cut the gnome and ornaments with the Holiday Hang Out stamp & die set. I did some simple copic coloring, but recently incorporated an amazing technique from the super talented Sandy Allnock- colored pencil coloring over copic coloring- see the video below! The beard is totally colored with 9B pencil after I copic colored it.

Unfortunately, I put my gnome in the shaker component before I put white highlights on the ornament and I did not want to ruin my background by ripping the shaker card open.

The swinging back and forth is really a simple feature to add, I glued black thread on the image itself with strong glue and then glued the top part of the thread under the pine branch- that is it! And it swing back and forth amongst the shaker bits flying back and forth. The pine branches are from a slimline stamp set that came out last November called Slimline All Spruced Up stamp & die.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that I have inspired you to try to make a swinging ornament card yourself!

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