• Preeti

Focal Point Sentiment | Gnome Love

Updated: Feb 12


Hello Dear Friends,


I have a fun card for you today. Valentine's day always seems to sneak up on me every year, and this year is no exception either. During the Holidays I get so busy with , travel and family and Christmas preparations that I never got a chance to play with the December SSS card kit. The kit has some adorable Gnomes, that I really wanted to create with. I decided to bring out these guys for valentines . It seems like Gnomes are everywhere and they are super cute. My idea for this card was to create a Focal Point Sentiment using one of the sentiment stamps from the SSS Gnome For The Holidays stamp set. The Gnome in this stamp set looks like he has his hands open wide letting you know, if you need a hug I am here for you always. This card is also made for the SSS Wednesday Challenge for last week called" With Love".


There are a lot details going on this card front and I hope I am able to capture them all in the post. I also have a video below showing you how I made this card. The finished card measure 91/2x4''inches and it is a landscape orientation. Here we go:


  • Start by stamping the word GNOME using SSS Stitched Alphabet stamp in SSS intense black ink on a Neenah Solar White 80lbs cardstock, cut at 9x33/4" inches. Color the letters using copic c in an ombre style. The colors I used are RV29 RV14 RV13 RV00

  • Add Glossy accent after the coloring on each letter and sprinkle SSS Unicorn Dust over it before it dries. Keep this white panel aside too dry.

  • Stamp the Gnome from the SSS Gnome For The Holidays set and color using copics. After the coloring is complete, fussy cut the image. There are coordinating dies available for this stamp set, but I do not have them.

  • Copic Used For The Gnomes:

Gnome Hat and Mitts- BG09 BG49 BG13 BG34

Gnome Shirt - R46 R22 R20

Gnome Skin - E04 E13 E11

Gnome Shoes- C7 C5 C3

Gnome Beard- W3 W1 W00

  • By now your panel with the word Gnome should have dried. Stamp the Tree Images from the same Gnome set in SSS Slate and SSS Fog inks to give some variations to the trees. Stamp these trees over and around the Gnome word. The Glossy accent will resist the ink from the stamping and will make the trees appear as if in in the background of the word.

  • Gently blend Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink using a blending brush . all around the Gnome Word and fade it into the white.

  • To create a bokeh effect in the background, I used the SSS Irregular Dots stencil with SSS White Pigment Ink. in a random order in the blended area.

  • I chose few different shapes of hearts from my stash of stamps and randomly stamped them all over the blended are using the sam Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick. I made sue not to stamp the first ink impression but the 2nd and the 3rd and sometimes even the 4th. This crates a really softhearted background for the word.

  • I also used some white splatter with water down Gouche Paint and a fan brush. When th paint was dried, I added some dots all over with Sakura Stardust pen. This background by now was looking magical.

  • Now it was time to add a Mini Action Wobble behind the colored and fussy cut Gnome and adhere it to the center of the letter O.

  • To stamp the additional sentiments, I masked off the Gnome word with some tape and inked up just the other two parts of the sentiment with embossing ink. Befor stamping make sure to remove the washi tape as it would have the embossing ink over it. I embossed this sentiment on to a SSS slate cards stock with SSS Fine Detail White Embossing powder.

Cut this sentiment using a paper trimmer or the SSS Sentiment Label dies adhere them to the colored panel using foam tape. Now the sentiment reads "I Love You, GNOME Matter What".

  • Add a few additional gems stones in clear on a few letters of the Gnome and your card is finished.


Click on the image below to see the Video Tutorial on how I made this card.

I really enjoyed making this card and sharing it with all of you today, and I hope you enjoyed it as well. Have a wonderful day and don't forget to share some handmade kindness and love!!


"You Always Gain In Giving Love"






I am listing all the products I have used to make this card project below. You can click on any image below to directly go to any of the coordinating stores for purchasing these products.The products listed below are not an affiliate link which means I don't get paid for it. This is so that it makes it easy for you to find everything in one place.