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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Gorjuss My Own Universe 21st Birthday Card


It isn't often that I get a crafting S.O.S, but that's exactly what happened yesterday!  Half way through the afternoon my husband text to ask if I had a card that would be suitable for a 21st birthday for a colleague who works in the Craft Shop at the Garden Centre he works in.  I didn't have anything made up but as luck would have it I was almost finished a Gorjuss card with the intention of giving it as a birthday card later in the month (trying to be organised for once lol).  So with a few additions it was ready to be dropped off before the end of the working day!

I've used a Gorjuss stamp called My Own Universe and it's been coloured with Promarkers.  I've then die cut the image into an oval and while it was still in the die I've inked the edges with Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans distress inks.  Then once out of the die I've coloured the white edge with a black Promarker then gone back round and doodled a loopy design around the edge nearest to the image with a Letraset fine liner pen.  I've used papers, borders and number stickers from the Gorjuss ultimate die cut pack by Docrafts.  The border punch I've used is Threading Water by Fiskars. To finish the card I've used some spotty organza ribbon topped with a Gorjuss metal brad, some Gorjuss spotty buttons and black gems.  The sentiment is by LOTV.  It's a bit of a departure from my usual style with the dark inky colours, distressing and doodling but I quite like how it's turned out, the only thing that I don't like about it is the number one as it looks too much like an 'I' but it was definitely among the numbers on the sticker sheet so who am I to argue!

Thank you for looking and your kind comments are always appreciated.

Shona xx

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Sister Act Challenge - #78 Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Things that start with G (Gorjuss Girl)
CHN Patterned Paper Challenge - October
Penny's Challenges - #198 Polka Dots (Paper, Ribbon & Buttons)
Aud Sentiments - #117 Anything Goes with a Sentiment


  1. What a fab card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Penny's this week.
    Cheers Nicole

  2. Such a sweet card. I try to get ahead but that never happens. Sometimes I am on time-lol. Thanks for joining us at Penny's-see you Wednesday for a new challenge!

  3. Beautiful card love the darker colours here and Gorjuss image is adorable, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. Gorgeously Gorjuss, Shona! Love those darker colours and your inking and doodling looks fab! I bet the recipient loved it! xx

  5. Lovely Shona and I'm sure the recipient will love it. I love the sweet image and your colours are super, hugs Kate x

  6. great card Shona and perfect for a 21st - brilliant - well done for finishing it under pressure. Big hugs to you! Rachel x

  7. Very lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments "Letter G" Challenge.
    Deborah GDT

  8. Great card the image is so cute. The ribbon and brad is a lovely touch. I love the whole layout of the card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments..

  9. Very pretty. Love the colors and the ribbon charm. Glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments
    Julie T