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Gorjuss Galore!

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!

Copics Used:
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.


Great idea Kelli! I love how you added that little heart to her hat. Perfect!


I'm in love with those bottom two cards!! Wow! I love the look. Great job!

WOW! is all I can say. Amazing, Beautiful Projects Kelli! Love everything about it. Makes me want to buy all the gorjuss stamps and some washi.


STUNNING projects! Thanks so much for sharing all the details!!

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