Hi everyone, Kelli here! I hope you're all having a great week. Today my post is all about Gorjuss! I have a few cards to share with you, so let's get started!
For this card I used the adorable Gorjuss Bear Skin stamp. I'll list which Copics I used at the end so you can have them all in one place. The cute brown paper is from the Wild Rose Studio Milton collection which I think matches perfectly with her hat, mittens, and leggings. Next, I wanted to incorporate a fun way to use the Washi Tape with this project. I had never used or seen Washi Tape before, and let me tell you, I love it! It is so much fun. It's like a sturdy tissue tape that is somewhat see through. You can also tear it by hand instead of cutting it for a different look. I took Sam's tip and used it as a border for my colored image, and I think it worked really well to give a nice subtle frame. I then took it and stuck it on top a piece of white satin ribbon. This let me use the awesome color and design of the Washi Tape, but have it act more like a ribbon, so I could make a cheater bow. So now it looks like I have tape (for the border) and ribbon that match, when really it was just all from a roll of Washi Tape! If you don't have any of this stuff, I suggest trying it out. It's hard to know what it's really like until you get to play with it on your own.
I felt like her hat needed something extra, so I put a little piece of Washi Tape onto a piece of white card stock and punched out a little heart.
This is the cheater bow I mentioned. You almost can't even tell it's a piece of tape stuck to the ribbon!
Face: E00, YR00, R20, R22
Hair: C5, C7, C9, N0
Hat, Mittens, Leggings: E29, E37, E35, E31
Coat, Boots: V01, V04, V05, V06
Floor: C5, N0
Next I wanted to show you something a little different! These 3 'Thank You' notecards use the Gorjuss Girl Topper Sheet. These are awesome little die cut sheets that can help you make quick and simple cards! I decided to spice up the 3 smaller girl cutouts by doing something to them I saw a few people do on YouTube. I heat embossed them with 2 to 3 coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, let them dry completely and then cracked them to give them a worn, grunge look. After that, to help define the cracks, I took the Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot and rubbed it all over the top of the image with the foam applicator and wiped off any excess with a dry paper towel. You don't have to do the heat emobssing and inking step if you wanted to make these cards super quick. For the worn heart background I used the Hearty Hearts Background by SP & Company. I stamped them in the Black Soot ink, but I stamped once on a scrap piece of paper first so that the black wasn't so harsh.
Thanks for looking! :)
Here you can see I also used the Black Soot ink to define the edges of the matte and card base. I think it helped tie the whole grungy, dark feel together.