Gorjuss – the Hatter

Hi, everyone! Gorjuss – the Hatter crafts are the ones that I’d like to show you today.
I created a card and some bookmarks using this beautiful mini stamp and I really like the way they look. Hope you too!

The card
First of all, I started with making the background on the front cover of the card by using a big rubber stamp from the Toadstools set. Then, I stamped it again on a piece of recycled cream paper and fancy cut it so it fit the oval in the middle of the background. I stamped and then coloured in the Gorjuss girl. When dried, I added some glossy accents on the tulips, wrote the sentiment on the right side and added a blue bow on the top right corner.

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Birthday card in fall colours

Hello, dear ones! Here’s a birthday card in fall colours. I made this for my cousin who is also a great friend.
The base card and the front cover are made of recycled paper and card. I stamped the leaves onto the same type of paper and then I fussy cut each one of them. I know, I spent some time on it but I can tell you it was well worth it.

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Gorjuss Little Thoughts

Hi, everyone! Care for some Gorjuss little thoughts? They come in the shape of bookmarks. And this post features just a few and I hope you like them. I made these on the first day of the New Year while enjoying some special time colouring with my niece. A great year started and I have already got lots of ideas and crafts to share with you.

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bookmarksAs usual, I used the Avery Elle die to cut a lot of bookmarks out of kraft recycled card. I get this card from Klipa, a shop worth buying from (and I love the little gifts you get with your order). All of them have Gorjuss stamps and for this winter I used the collectables: ‘Holly’, ‘The Hatter’ and ‘The Scarf’. The ones in this post show the latter and hopefully soon, I will share the others too.:-) For those who don’t know me, Gorjuss is a constant presence in my life. For those who do, there’s no surprise in seeing or receiving crafts made using Santoro stamps.

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imgn0251Now, I love colouring with Derwent Inktense pencils. They are very rich colours and using some waterbrushes you can play with the intensity you wish to get on your designs. My thoughts were to obtain a similar colouring to the original Gorjuss design and make little adjustments, nothing else. You can see some sparkling on the hanging hearts and on the shoes, but also on top or bottom part of the dress.
At the top of each bookmark, I added a sentiment from the big ‘Holly’ stamp set: ‘gorjuss little thoughts’ and there is green & white Fancy Twine tied too.

I would like to thank you for stopping by and I look forward to sharing crafts with you soon,
Talida

Gorjuss Birthday Song

Good afternoon, everyone! A Gorjuss birthday song is streaming online today. This one is for a special girl who turns 8. She makes us smile and fills our hearts with joy. Happy birthday, dear! May you have a blessed life!
Tradition is to make her a birthday card using one Gorjuss stamp. I have some new ones and I used the ‘Little Song’ set for this. Santoro released some beautiful designs this year.

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Now, back to the card, I have used a lot of recycled card lately. It feels natural and I like the way my crafts look like using it. So, the base card is top folded. I stamped the Gorjuss girl using my new precision stamping tool (a great one). Then, I added the heart and some musical notes. Having this tool makes the life of any craftmaker super fun and easy.

I coloured the images using inktense pencils.

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And then, I added dimension using some glossy accents on the heart, headphones and phone, plus some clear Wink of Stella on the headband and shoes. To give a finished look, I trimmed a thin piece of card and glued it on the bottom part of the front base. I coloured it using the same inktense coloured pencil as the one for the heart.

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a lovely afternoon,
Talida

Thanks – Autumn Colours

Hello, everyone! Thanks for joining me today for an autumn coloured thank you card.
I made this for a dear friend, who asked me to create her some cards, and this is one of the three I made.
I’ve got ‘a few’ new distress inks to play with and I thought it was a great idea to create this autumn coloured themed card with. These are candied apple, carved pumpkin, scattered straw and fossilized amber.
As this was an autumn card, I used some leaves stamps from Santoro’s Gorjuss stamp set ‘The Fox’. For those who know me, they can tell I do love all things Gorjuss. So, I gave the small stamps a bit of love and autumn colours. As I wanted to created lovely real colours I mixed the ink directly onto the stamps and then pressed onto a top folded cream card base front. I planned to join the monthly challenge on the Seven Hills Crafts blog page as I used their September challenge template suggestion. Had no time to join then, so here it is, two months later.

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The ‘thanks’ script is from Paper Smooches and I die cut it out of cream card and then applied the same distress inks used for leaves. I adhered it using glossy accents under the first row of autumn leaves.

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Under the second row of leaves I wrapped around some red twine and just a bit of yellow one tied in a bow to add dimension. For more interest and sparkle, I added some sequins in matching colours.

Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to be back soon,
Talida

Dazzling Diva Project: Gold or Anything Goes for Sara’s BDay Card

Inspired by Keren Baker, a designer, whose work I admire so much, I went on trying a new technique and different materials, not to forget that I tried to keep it as simple as possible.

I used a snowflake die cut as a stencil for the multilayered background, heat embossing technique and watercolour markers for Gorjuss. Ofcourse, I had to add a bow as it became sort of my unwritten signature on almost all the cards I create.

Many thanks and photo credit go to Cristi Istrate!

Hope you all enjoy the card as much as my niece, Sara, adores it!

Please note: we experimented with the light so you can see the heat embossing effects better (especially the first one in the gallery).

Here are the photos:

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…on top of the world

Enjoy the clear sunny days,
wholehearted smiles and pure warm love,
beloved people – forever by your side.
Enjoy life the way it always is,
the sun, the stars and the beautiful dreams!
Happy birthday!

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