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6/2/11

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.


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