Hello!

Amy here, and today I’ve got a colorful card to share with one of the happy Next Door Gnomes characters that I’ve colored into a leprechaun for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. Perhaps he took shelter beneath the large mushrooms from the Bloomin Happy set while it was raining and now that the storm has passed this little leprechaun is serenading the sky to bring all the colors of the rainbow to shine down on him and his ladybug friend.

I did some masking to group the characters and mushrooms all together in the center of the card, stamping them on Catherine Pooler Select white card stock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Next I colored them up with my Copic markers in bright primary colors that would match back to the rainbow I knew I would be adding in the sky above. To make that happen, I put the masks back on the images and blocked off the bottom half of the card before grabbing the Copic airbrush system and airbrushing streaks of color following the ROYGBIV pattern of a rainbow and the blue sky on either side. Once the masks were removed I could then complete the rest of the scene by coloring in the grass and trees.

To play up the music theme with this cute gnome, turned leprechaun, I stamped music notes from the Garden Party set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I still had the larger frame from the Postage Frame die left over from the last card I made and it was the perfect addition to this sweet scene so I tied a bit of gold thread around it in a bow and then glued it to the card front. As a finishing touch I heat embossed one of the Rainbow Script sentiments to the bottom of the card in white to match back to the frame. I just love how everything came together to create such a happy Spring card.  🙂

Stay crafty my friends!