Happy New Year!
In honor of it being 2020, I think "vision" is going to be my word for this year.
On Christmas Eve I posted a Christmas gnome card made with our Surprise Ball Pop-up die set, and others. You can check out the photos and supplies for that card on this blog post: Gnome Surprise Ball Christmas Card.
When I posted the card on Facebook and Instagram I received a lot of requests for a video tutorial. Since Christmas is over and spring approaches, I thought I'd create a version of this card decorated as a garden gnome instead, and decorate it with a "Happy Birthday from the garden" theme.
Watch the full YouTube video to see how I made this card:
When closed, this card measures 7" x 7". It's a big card and because of the bulk will probably need a bubble mailer or hand delivery. The closure is made using some twill, decorative flower brads (stash item) and magnets. The red dimensional flower is something I found in my stash. The pot, leaves and tulips are made with the Garden Charms die set. The Ovals - Crosshatch set is also used.
Lift the right side of the twill to release the garden gnome. He springs up inside the card, holding gardening tools in his hands. The patterned papers I used on the card are older ones from my stash. The green polka dot paper is Cosmo Cricket (from 2011 - I told you - OLD!), and the floral paper is from Pebbles Front Porch collection. (newer, but still old) These patterns would be easy to substitute with newer papers.
Since the gnome spins on a brad, I thought it would be fun to hide the second half of the greeting on his back, revealed when he turns around.
The garden gnome features yarn hair, ribbon sleeves and die cut hands, nose and hat. I added little thumbs so he could hold the Garden Charms.
Want to give this card a try? Here are all the dies I used in the video.