Friday, July 16, 2021

Blank Page Muse: Christmas in July! Gnome Holiday Card

Some countries in the Southern Hemisphere, such as Australia, celebrate Christmas in July since it's summer there in December. To have more of a winter feel, these countries will have an unofficial holiday in July. How fun is that?! So for those celebrating Christmas in July, I've made this holiday card using a stamp from Blank Page Muse called Sir Holiday Gnome Tree - No Place Like Gnome Words designed by Pam Bray. This is a five piece stamp set that you can combine or use alone to make holiday and winter cards.

  • Blank Page Muse Sir Holiday Gnome Tree - No Place Like Gnome Words stamp
  • A6 white card base
  • Black card mat cut to cut to 4-3/8"W x 6-1/8""H
  • Green patterned paper cut to 4-1/4"W x 6"H
  • White cardstock die cut in oval shape 3-3/4"W x 4-7/8"H
  • White cardstock to stamp stars and sentiment (sentiment of choice on front of card is optional)
  • Black cardstock to mat the sentiment on front of card (optional)
  • Coloring medium of choice. I used Copic markers.
  • Black fine tip marker
  • Black stamp pad
  • Two different shade of green stamp pads. I used Distress Oxides in Mowed Lawn and Lucky Clover.
  • Masking tape/paper
  • Red Glitter gel pen
  • Clear Glitter pen
  • Optional embellishments: Enamel dots
  • Using a stamp positioner or stamp block, stamp one tree and the gnome.
  • Color the gnome with your favorite coloring medium. I used Copic markers.

Copic markers used
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00
Red: R39, R37, R35, R32
Gray: C5, C3, C1, C00
White: C5, C1, C00, 0
Snow: T3, T1, T0
Sky: BV00, B00, B000
Stars: YR24, Y17, Y15, White gel pen
Holly: G17, G14, R29, R22
  • After coloring the gnome, I used a Copic Multi-liner to add in more hair for the beard 
  • Using masking tape or paper, stamp another gnome and mask it
  • Stamp the second tree with a different shade of green
  • Peel off the masking tape
  • Add in the snow
  • Add the sky
  • Stamp and color two stars, then fussy cut them out
  • Adhere the stars to the top of the trees
  • Using a red glitter gel pen, add ornaments to the trees
  • Using the A6 card base, stamp the sentiment and holly inside the card
  • Color the holly
  • Optional: Add a sentiment to the front of the card
  • Optional: Add enamel dots to the front of the card

Thank you for visiting! I hope this card reminds you it's time to start your Christmas cards. This one is easy and fun to make so I hope you give it a try. Have a great and creative week!


  1. Love your Christmas Card Betty...the gnomie love just makes me smile! TFS

  2. So cute. Makes me look forward to Christmas.