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Cosmo Criket

Gnome For The Holidays

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Hi All,

Today I have 2 holiday cards to share. I wanted to crank out some Christmas cards for friends and a few for the craft show this weekend. For this card I used stamps from Simon Says Stamp and color blended with Derwent Inktense Pencils. Inktense pencils are similar to color pencils in looks, but work like watercolors in that they blend well with water. The final look gives a bit of a gradient without any pencil stroke marks.

Here’s the watercolored gnome trimmed out and given a christmas themed background.


I added in a coordinating interior design on this card (not pictured). I think it turned out pretty cute.

Merry Christmas Dear

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Hi All,

This is part 2 to my other post today. I used the same techniques for this card (inktense pencils and color blending). This stamp set from Simon is great for sentiments with a play on words. I thought the play on ‘deer’ vs. ‘dear’ was adorable.

Here’s the deer that I colored using Inktense pencils.


I’m hoping to have a few more cards done before the craft show and can’t wait to share them with you soon!