Saturday, June 4, 2022

You're One in a Gnome-million

This week at Polkadoodles the Design Team focus was directed towards 'Easel Cards'. With the recent release of all the cute Gnomes, I decided to pick one from that collection to use today.

I've selected the Retire & Snooze Gnome for Men package which includes the image, digital papers and sentiments.  I've also used the Woodland Door Die and the Celebrate Word Die.

Here's my completed easel card project...

I started by sizing the gnome image to about 2 1/2" tall and coloring him with Copic markers and set him aside.

 I printed the tan stripe, green stripe, and blue dotted digital papers from this set. I traced the Woodland Door die onto the tan stripe paper and used the leave 'holes' to add the mushroom dots.   Those are colored in with Copic Y24 and Y23.  Using that same Woodland Door die, I cut the leaves part several more times to get the different shades of ivy and mushrooms to use on the left side of the card.

The green striped paper was used to make the strips of grass and also is under the easel fold - the area reserved for writing on the card.

I grabbed a scrap of metallic blue and die cut the 'Celebrate' word for the bottom border strip. 

Assembly was just moving things around until they were appealing to my eye, as that is always a personal choice.  You might notice that there is a foam dot under his hat to raise that part up.  Once everything was secured including the sentiment which is also raised to hold the easel fold, then the last step was to add the glossy accents to the reading glasses.   I layed the card flat for about four hours after applying to be sure the layer was completely dry.

Be sure to visit the Polkadoodles Challenge blog to see the other Design Team cards and to enter your card for the weekly challenge.

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards. 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges: 

Moving Along with the Times ~ Challenge 143 ~ June 

Paper Funday ~ Challenge 42 ~ June 

Try it on Tuesday ~ For the Man in your life 

Crafting Happiness ~ June 

Cutie Pie Challenge - Challenge 117 ~ Digi & Die Cuts 

CD Sunday ~ Challenge 86

 Pam’s Pearls



Hat: R17, R35, R37, Book: G21, W2, Blanket: B02, B05, Cake: Y23, E57, R24, Beard: N4, N2, Glove: N8, Cup: B05, B02, E34, Glasses, N8





  1. Wonderful card Pam - what a great image and you have really showed it off perfectly here.

  2. Great card and lcoloring! Love the image. Thanks for entering your lovely project in The Paper Funday Challenge.
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  3. That gnome looks like he's really enjoying his snooze!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. What a great image and a fab card.
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  5. Love the gnome image they are so popular at the moment, right on trend
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  6. You did a wonderful job sizing and coloring that gnome, and I love the punny sentiment! Great easel card, thanks for sharing with us at the Paper Funday Challenge.

  7. I love your sleepy gnome. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. Such a cute card! The sleeping gnome is fabulous and so beautifully coloured 😁. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs Jo x