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.
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