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Monday, 8 June 2009

Black, White and Blue Gorjuss Girl Sitting With Bird

Here's another of those cards I've been holding on to until I know the recipient (Loretta) has received it.

I wanted to make a card for her birthday using another of my newest stamps, the Gorjuss Girl Sitting with Bird, from Sugar Nellie and available from Funky Kits.

I decided to go with a monochrome colour combo with a hint of blue.

I started by stamping the Gorjuss Girl Sitting with Bird using Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink then watercoloured it using the Whispers Brushstrokes markers. The sentiment, from the Making Memories Express It! stamp set. was then added to the image panel using the Onyx Black ink. This panel was matted onto black card.

A panel of patterned paper from the Papermania Ivory and Black Creative Tones paper pad was cut to size and the large daisy was watercoloured blue using one of the Whispers Brushstroke markers. The Making Memories Notch and Die tool was used to create slots either side of the daisy to allow the light blue organza ribbon to be threaded through and attached on the reverse of the panel. This was then matted onto a panel of the solid blue paper from the Papermania Citrus Colossal paper pack.

A scalloped circle was cut from the blue striped paper from the Papermania Citrus Colossal paper pack using one of the Nestabilities scalloped circle dies. A clear faux gem was attached within alternate scallops. This was then cut in half and attached behind the ribbon.

The image panel was attached over the semi-circles and mini clear faux gems were attached in the centre of the daisy.

For the inside of hte card, I used the outside of the scalloped circle cut for the front of card, matted over a piece of white paper and a square of black card. The sentiment was stamped using the 'Happy Birthday' stamp from the Hero Arts Birthday Messages stamp set and the Onyx Black ink. This was matted over patterned paper to match that used on the front of the card.
The 'Handmade By' medallion was attached to the reverse of the card. It was made using a 'Handmade By' stamp from Oyster Stamps and the blue stripe paper used on the front of the card.



Stunning card,Dianne xx

Eisbärin said...

It's absolutely lovely! :-) Looking forward to meetinhg and crafting in August!

Jemma said...

awwww i love this! really gorjuss! Great layout idea too! awesome!

jules said...

oh! so lovely!!!!!

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