Globleland Gnomes and Alphabet Dies: How to Color Stamps w Markers

The nice people at globleland (sorry, I pronounced it incorrectly in the video) sent me these products to try.

Birthday gnome stamps :\

Gnome stamps with sunflowers:

Alphabet dies, small and large alphabet plus number dies shaped like candles:

Flower stamp and die set:

To make the gnome birthday card, I stamped the left and right gnome images from the sunflower gnome set, as well as the bees. The gnome image with the balloons came from the birthday gnome set. I stamped them onto watercolor paper that was cut to 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ with Gina K black ink then used clear embossing powder then heat set them. I used alcohol markers from Artxx link: to color the images. I was going to use the large alphabet for the sentiment, but they were too large, so I used the small alphabet set and used navy blue paper scraps to cut the letters and numbers. I ran them through my small Xyron machine to turn them into stickers link for Xyron: I attached the letters to the top of the card, starting with the center letters so I’m sure the image will fit on the top of the card.

I rounded the corners of the image with my corner rounder from Kadomaru Pro (Amazon lowered the price to $9.99 which is the lowest price I’ve seen since I bought mine a long time ago) link:

I took Distress Oxide in Speckled Egg to color the edges of the card front. I used a 5 x 7″ gray card base that is 10″ scored at 5″ and 7″ tall to create the 5 x 7″ card base. I used a foam piece that had one side that was already sticky and used Tombow Mono Aqua glue link: to adhere the foam to the card base.

For the second card, I used the round floral image and the vase image as well as the sentiment. I used Arteza real brush pens link: I apologize I didn’t say that when I made the video. Turn the marker on its side when painting the stamp, so you don’t ruin your nib. I colored the stamp with two purples and a green for the leaves. You need to huff (breathe) on the image to make sure the ink stays wet enough for it to transfer to paper. I used my MISTI and white cardstock for the stamps. After huffing on the stamps, I closed the MISTI, and found I needed to add more ink, so used the markers again until I was happy with the results. I did the same with the sentiment and the vase stamp, then cut the sentiment with a die I had in my stash and cut the vase with a die that came with the set. I couldn’t get the die that came in the set to work with the flowers, so fussy cut them (that was a disappointment.)

I used a purple card base that was 4 1/4″ wide by 5 1/2″ tall (the front of the card base) and glued the vase to the card base and added a little bit of foam behind the flowers, then glued the sentiment below the vase with Tombow Mono Aqua glue. I drew a line on the card at the base of the vase, so it looked like a table top. I used a retired purple ink called Wisteria Wonder from Stampin’ Up to color the flowers and around the edges of the sentiment. Sorry, I lost a small clip of me finishing this card.

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