Spooky Ombre & Welcome Gnomes for Dare to Get Dirty

Hello friends!  I’m back again today to share a couple more cards that I’ve made for the Splitcoaststampers “Dare to Get Dirty” event!  They’ve released another batch of challenge over there today!  There is certainly lots of crafty fun going on lately, isn’t there?!😀

My first card was made for a challenge from the lovely Lee:


This card was so much fun to create!  I’ve used only purple shades to make this entire design!  I started out with a white piece of cardstock using the MFT Rolling Clouds stencil and ink blended them in with several Stampin’ Up! inks that I’ve had in my stash for quite a while now! LOL!  After I was done, I spritzed it with a water bottle.

I took the awesomely spooky Trick or Treat stamp set and used some SU! Elegant Eggplant ink to stamp the witch image, bat and the sentiment at the bottom.  I used my MISTI to stamp several times to darken the ink up on them.

I cut out the panel with a stitched rectangle and then cut out an additional piece of Potion Cardstock with a stitched scallop rectangle die from MFT. I layered it over an A2 sized top folding Elegant Eggplant card base.


I then took a glitter brush pen to “color in” the inside of the moon around the witch that gave a really cool shimmer look to it. I then started noticing that it was taking away some of the purple ink while doing this, which was really awesome as it made the moon glow even more!  (I just had to be careful around the witch because she was stamped with regular dye purple ink and I didn’t want to blur it.)

I finished the design with some Lilac Matte Sequins that I filled with some Violet Galaxy Crystal Nuvo Drops.  It’s much more sparkly in person!

My next card was made for a challenge from the lovely Kelly:


This scene was really fun to put together!  I fell in the love with the little house and gnomes from the Simon Says Stamp Gnome School.  I thought it would make a nice “new home” type of card.  I colored them up and cut them out with the coordinating dies to arrange over my scene.

The scene started with a piece of kraft that was ran over with the SSS Petal Plate die for the texture in the background.  I cut out some clouds and a border of grass with dies and inked them up with some inks for shadows.  I then took this panel and cut it all out with a stitched rectangle die and mounted it over a top folding A2 sized black card base.  I also took a sentiment strip from the SSS Gnome School Sentiment Strips to place over the design while arranging the images over the scene.


For the sign on top of the “home”, I used one of the sentiments made for that spot and white heat embossed it over my coloring.  Hard to tell in the photo, but I’ve also covered the heart on the gnome’s hat as well as the glasses on the gnome with a glitter brush pen.  I also did the same for the windows on the home.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my creations for today and I sure appreciate you stopping in to check out all of the happenings that are going on!  Hope you’re able to join in some of what’s going on too!  See you soon!


  1.  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Oh So cute (bottom card only)
  2. Stamps & Fun = Creativity – #372 Lavender or Purple (top card)
  3. Always Fun – #177 In the Sky Scene (top card)
  4. Crafting Happiness – #63 Anything Goes

23 thoughts on “Spooky Ombre & Welcome Gnomes for Dare to Get Dirty

  1. You have been busy Vicki,two fabulous cards,the colours in the Halloween card are perfect for the scene you created,and the gnomes are adorable


  2. Fabulous Halloween card love the dramatic colour combo and silhouette stamps,great New Home card and love the cute gnomes and little house
    Carol x


  3. OMGoodness, that’s some awesomeness going on there, times two! I love both of your cards – superb inking/coloring and fabulous designs!


  4. The Halloween card is amazing – using all purple hues, brilliant. But let’s move on to the gnome card – Love IT – but I have been a gnome love for q while now. This card is just to cte. Beautiful coloring and love the beautiful scene you created.


  5. Beautiful and fun purple sky with your silhouette witch flying across Vicki..lovely sparkle and the ink reaction looks awesome..then we have the cute little gnomes and their house, beautifully coloured and so very cute..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  6. Two gorgeous cards Vicki,love the background on the first one and such cute images on the home card.xxx


  7. Two awesome cards Vicki!! I LOVE the Halloween one with all of the purple and the amazing spooky background you created! And what a cute gnome card, gorgeous coloring and fabulous stitched background!
    Hugs, Tammy


  8. What a perfect pair of fun cards! I just LOVE all those spooky purple clouds with the witch flying in the night! And those gnomes – too much fun! I love the one wearing glasses! You coloring is spot on for each card – well done!


  9. Vicki, let’s see… I love Halloween… I love witches… I love this card! Thanks for linking up!
    Janis, Owner & Design Team Member @ Crafting Happiness Challenges


  10. Ooooh…..lovin’ that spooky purple sky! Great Halloween card! Hard to believe it’s nearing October already! And the gnome card made me smile out loud – love that sweet petal background! Great job, as always!!!


  11. Perfect for our Challenge!
    So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges.
    Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @AFC


  12. WOW for the purple witch, my friend, and great job with the ombre! Purple is my favorite color but that’s only part of the reason I love this so much. Great design and layout. The spritzing really set off those marvelous clouds. As to the second card, the only thing I love more than gnomes would be dragons, and these gnomes of yours are so totally adorable! Love, love, LOVE their little mushroom shaped home.


  13. That purple and black Halloween card is AMAZING, Vicki!! What a beauty!! And your magical pen work on the gnomes and their home really makes that card a standout!! WOW!!!


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