When trying to think what to name this card, I thought of the Ugly Sweater Contests each year.  So I went with the Ugly Hat.  It isn’t really Ugly!  It is just a bit on the gaudy side.  And I love it !


Sunday evening after our Stampin’ Up! At Home Convention was over, my Upline had a Zoom get together to share what we learned.  And it included a sketch challenge.  This was my version of the sketch challenge.

I have come to really love the Gnome For The Holidays stamp set.  And one of the reasons I love them is that each of the little gnomes are small enough to be a quick focal point of a card without taking up to much coloring time.

The DSP I used is the Tis The Season Designer Series paper.  I know I have used it quite a lot, but all of the patterns are gorgeous!!  For this card I was able to use scraps from where I had done backgrounds and this is the piece that was cut off.  Each of the pieces is 1 1/4 X 4.  I placed them on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut to 5 1/4 X 4.  I left equal amounts of white at the top and bottom with the colors in the middle.  I used my grid paper for lining everything up.  I hope you use your grid paper for things like this.  I won’t tell you how long it took me to realize how helpful it is!!!

I colored the lady gnome with Stampin’ Blends and then decided her hat needed some Bling!  The more Red Rhinestones I added, the more it became the Ugly Hat Contest.  But I couldn’t stop myself!    The finished touch was the sentiment and candy canes.

The sentiment is from the Warm Hugs stamp set.  I stamped and then used the Pick A Punch banner tip on the one end.  For the other end, I stamped the crossed candy canes, also from Warm Hugs, and fussy cut them.

The card is a base of Thick Whisper White.  The DSP is layered on a piece of regular Whisper White which is added with dimensionals to the base.

I believe it is wonderful to be part of a large group of stampers having fun.  And that is what we do as demonstrators.  If you have been thinking about ordering products, please consider the Ultimate Bundle, and join my team.  I would love to talk with you about all of the perks and my favorite reasons for being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I do appreciate it!  Please come by tomorrow as it is the Pals monthly Blog Hop.  There will be a lot of great projects for you to hop along through.




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