This simple trick will make your cards amazing! It might be one you’re already using! And it might not be, even though you have the supplies for it!

It’ll take you cards from “so-so” to spectacular, in about 5 seconds flat!

But before we get to that, let’s take a peek at our design made with the adorable Kindest Gnomes set.

This Simple Trick Will Make Your Cards Amazing
Make a fun card with lots of cheery DSP and a sweet little gnome!

Isn’t this the best design?! I made it along with attendees at my Holiday Open House earlier this fall, but this time I used the peeking gnome instead of the Carolling Mice stamps.

I do have to admit, he’s my fave little guy in the set.

Which one do you like the best?

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This Simple Trick Will Make Your Cards Amazing

Your rubber stamped images will look FAB when you try this simple little trick!

You probably can’t even notice it on this card until you get really really close…

This Simple Trick Will Make Your Cards Amazing

OK, you got me!

There are actually TWO things on this card to make it POP! 🤗

All It Takes is One Stampin’ Blend

The one I really want you to notice is the faint shadow drawn around the left side of the gnome. I added this shadow with a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blend marker. It’s just enough to give a subtle shadow and turn the image a tiny bit 3D.

That’s it!

Oh and another TIP: I choose to not go around the entire image. Instead I usually just draw a line right up against the black of my stamped image, but only on the left hand side. This would mean the sun is shining on it from the right and making just a little shadow.

What’s the 2nd Thing?

You can ALWAYS make a card have a bit more WOW with your Wink of Stella. This fella’s beard is coloured with a thin layer of Stella to make the recipient lean in just a little closer!

If you’d like to see more of these cute gnomes, you’ll love this 5 steps to adorable layered cards that won’t cost more to mail!

Add Some Ooomph in Minutes!

All you need is some kind of image, A rubber stamped, open line, solid or even an image cut from designer paper! Besides these cute gnomes, you might like to try a Christmas present, a poinsettia or a snowman for the holidays. Or balloons, candles and cake for a birthday! There’s so many ideas out there!

Here are all the supplies I used for my card. Click on this list that you can print, pin or order from. Thank you for ordering with me and supporting my Design with Jo business.

A Couple More Details?

A few more items on this card you can add to your own designs?

This Simple Trick Will Make Your Cards Amazing
A cute slimline card with a few fun details
  • four strips of catch-your-eye glimmer paper behind the banner
  • the Baker’s twine bow peeking out above the tag
  • cool colour coordinated patterned paper (from the Storybook Gnomes DSP
  • a small glimmer oval to the top left of the gnome

Each of these are little details that taken individually, help make your card super. Add them all into the mix together and your card immediately amps up to AWESOME!

Why not give them a try yourself?

Those 4 and this simple trick will make your cards amazing – guaranteed!