No. Seriously, though, folks. There is.
There is just something SUPER FABULOUS about a Traveling Gnome!
Actually, I pretty much think gnomes in general are pretty great.
DID YOU KNOW that there is this simply wonderful little shop on Newbury Street that sells nothing but gnome and fairy stuff? Yeah. It's pretty amazing.
The Hubbums even offered to buy me a gnome when we were there. I didn't choose to get one this time around, but I am quite sure that eventually a wonderful little friend from that shop will grace my studio. It's just meant to be.
In the meantime, however, I will continue to use my fabulous little gnome stamp to make me smile.
Hence...the Traveling Gnome Card that you see here, this fine Tuesday morning!
I have been sitting on this wonderful suitcase paper for awhile now and I decided that it was time to use it because I totally love it! I used both the front and back of the paper (the back was that blue dotted paper I used for the background) which I totally love to do because it makes me sad to see a side of double-sided patterned paper never used! LOL!
I used a fabulous satin-ey kind of ribbon and I just love the way it looks on the card. I'm really loving wider ribbons on cards lately, but I don't have many, so I need to work on that stash. I think I could incorporate them into my layouts, too, actually.
And, of course, the start of the show...the NikoArt gnome stamped image colored with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped him on textured paper, which I usually don't do, but I was feeling 'dangerous' when I made this one! HA! Incidentally, colored pencils + small surface area + textured paper = tricky to color. I definitely had to pull out the Mineral Spirits to blend this one and get the best color coverage. BUT...he looks great, doesn't he? Yes. He does. I promise.
And just in case you aren't familiar with the Traveling Gnome. He is pretty much my hero. Just say'n. Enjoy.