Are you ready for the sea and sand? This little guy certainly is! 🙂
This is another one of the adorable gnome stamps from Unity Stamp Company. He’s part of the Beach Happy Gnome set that includes 2 more gnomes – one ready to go snorkeling and one with the cutest frog swim ring – and several sentiments to go with them.
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I stamped the gnome with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored him with Copic markers, and cut him out. To make the card, I used a cloud stencil (similar to this one) and applied light blue and a darker blue ink with these Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions to mimic the sky and water. I tore a piece of tan card stock and, although it’s hard to see in the picture, I brushed the edges with a slightly darker tan ink. I attached the tan strip to the card to mimic sand.
Using 1.5 circle punch, I punched a circle from yellow card stock and brushed orange ink on the edges using a blender brush. I attached both the gnome and the sun to the card with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment with black ink on the “sand”. The sentiment is one from Hero Arts that I’ve had forever – it’s no longer available ☹️, but you can use one of the sentiments from the Beach Happy Gnome set or your favorite stamp from your collection.
He sure looks like he’s enjoying his day – although I think that beard would be awfully warm at the beach. 😉
Just an FYI – if you are looking for blender brushes but are limited on funds, Taylored Expressions just released these cute Bitty Blender Brushes. The brush heads are 1-inch as opposed to 1.5-inches on the regular Blender Brushes. It’s a set of 6 for just $18.00. I think they are so adorable! I’m pretty sure I need these! 😉