Miss Ink Stamps – Wish You a Holly Jolly Christmas

Hey friends! I’m popping in today with inspiration and a reminder! Miss Ink Stamps is the sponsor of this month’s Caffeinated Christmas Challenge. This challenge is so fun! Every month you create Christmas cards with caffeination and a twist! This month the twist is gnomes. How fun is that?!? Here’s what I created this time.

I started with that fun girl from Coffee Gnomes and colored her with my copics. I fussy cut her out and then die cut a circle for the focal scene. I stamped Holly Jolly on it and did very loose copic coloring on that. I wanted a little color but nothing bold to distract from my sweet gnome.

Next, I die cut a blue rectangle and inked up Frosty Flakes stencil with dark blue ink fading from top left to bottom right. Then I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from Holly Jolly on black cardstock and die cut it with a banner.

To adhere everything, I used foam tape and foam squares. If you know me, you know how I dimension and elevation on my cards. The different layers do a lot for me. Then I moved on to finishing touches. I added glossy accents to the holly berries in the background and the stripes on the coffee carafe and mug. Then I pulled out some bright gold Nuvo Crystal Drops to try and make my gnome’s pjs a little more festive by adding it to all of the flower centers. I’m pretending these are poinsettias. Even if it’s a stretch, it’s cute!

I hope you’ll link up to the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate from Miss Ink Stamps! Click HERE to head to the challenge blog.

Products used today:
Coffee Gnomes stamps
Holly Jolly stamps
Frosty Flakes stencil
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Circle dies
Trinity Stamps Embossed Edge Rectangle dies
Foam tape
Glossy accents
Nuvo Crystal Drops – bright gold

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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