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Just Gorjuss!!

Dana here and I cannot wait to share with you all the fun stuff I got to play with yesterday!! This is a long one, so  get a cup of coffee and sit back! I'll start with the finished card first so as I show you the work in progress it will make sense.

That is one of the amazing new Gorjuss stamp now being carried at icopic! This one is Puddles Of Love. Lots went into making her because she is not only shaking her booty (shaker card) she is also paper pieced. First here's a close up of just the image:
Wow!! She's really getting rained on!! Ok, so I warned you, here comes all the parts that went into making this. It's got a little surprise twist!
First I stamped her with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black on Copic X-Press IT paper and on two different patterned papers.
Those blue polka dot pieces have already been cut out. I then shaded all of my paper pieces with my copics. I find it's easier to do that before I glued it down just because I tend to get glue everywhere!
Here's where my card took a wonderful turn. I used Washi Tape to create a large portion of this card! This was my first time using this product and  I love this stuff!! The one I used is actually from the Coffret du Coturier Blue set.  You can see here I started building my shaker portion by cutting out a nestie shape. I created the ground line with the washi tape and  then I glued down my X-Press IT piece. 

And then the other layers:

Then the fun really started! I gathered together a bunch of seed beads, mini balls and bugle beads for my "rain". This card sounds sooo cool when I tilt it! It actually sounds just like rain!

I never saw those red ones until I was editing these pics. Who knows if it made it into the final card or not.. lol!
I cut a piece of transparency with the same nestie. I added foam tape all the way around the image panel leaving one section with the paper still on it to add my beads into.
Now this is where I had my happy accident! Originally I had planned on using a frame I had cut with the same nestie shape but my foam tape showed in places. So I decided to cover those bits with more Washi Tape. Well, I ended up using the Washi Tape to complete the rest of the frame and I LOVE how it turned out!!
Because the tape I used is thinner I just did two widths. It was really easy to line up the pattern. Then I cut it in small sections and folded it to the back.

I used my bone folder to really accentuate the curves of the nestie shape. Here's a close up of the frame after I attached it to the card base:

And once again, just so you don't have to scroll back up is the finished card:
The sentiment and raindrops are from the Rain Boots set from SP & Company. I also used Wild Honey and Tumbled Glass Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger around all of the panels. 
Don't forget there's still plenty of time to enter our blonde coloring challenge this week! 



Absolutely GORJUSS! Fabulous tutorial too!

This isn't just Gorguss- it is STUNNING!!!
love the details and your coloring is amazing.

Dana...all I can say is "WOW!". I love how you incorporate our Gorjuss with the washi tape. Genius!


Wow, what a gorgeous card! Thanks for the tutorial!

This is such a great tutorial Dana. I love how you curved the edge of the Nestie with the bone folder. I'll definitely be trying that one.

lovely Dana! I love your shaker card....just stunning! :)

Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! I just love this and how you paper-pieced her adorable outfit and matching umbrella...and then created a shaker card! You ROCKED this card Dana....I love it!!


Dana another great are so clever g/f. I love your card and immage.

Beautiful card. Love this image. Great Tutorial. Regards Meighan

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