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I'm featuring the darling Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set in handmade cards for my part of the blog tour.  I love this new stamp set! 

Gnome Sweet Gnome

For this quick and easy card, I used the girl gnome stamp on watercolor paper.  By using a small piece of watercolor paper and an aquapainter, I can do actual watercoloring in just minutes and achieve that great artist look on my focal piece.  This is a great way for beginners to start watercoloring without being overwhelmed or frustrated.  Scroll down for supply list for this card.

Below is a somewhat dressier version of the same card, employing different shapes, a more feminine color scheme, ribbon instead of Bakers Twine, and a Rhinestone Brad instead of a Brights Button.  See how just a few small changes can make a big difference?  I like both these cards.  Which do you prefer?

Gnome Sweet Gnome

This Gnome Sweet Gnome girl is colored with markers on this handmade card, whereas the card above is done with traditional watercoloring.  Different looks, different tools, same Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set.  We did the pink one in my January stamp clubs and everyone had a great time.  Scroll down for supply list for this card.

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 Green Girl Gnome Card Supplies:

Stamps:  Gnome Sweet Gnome

Ink:  Black StazOn; Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pads; Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker

Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo Card Stocks; Domestic Goddess DSP; Watercolor Paper

Accessories:  Circle Scissors Plus, Brights Buttons, Island Indigo Bakers Twine, Aquapainters, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue

Pink Girl Gnome Card Supplies: 

Stamps:  Gnome Sweet Gnome

Ink:  Black StazOn Pad; Regal Rose, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Markers

Paper:  Regal Rose, Very Vanilla Card Stocks

Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla and Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding Ribbons, Circle Fire Brads, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue