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Bethany's Birthday Card – A Gorjuss girl

Hello there crafty peeps

It was my niece’s birthday earlier a few weeks back and I wanted to share the card that i made for her. I was really excited to make this card because i got to play with some new products. 🙂

First of all, i {heart} this background stamp. Isn’t it fab?! It is an unmounted etched rubber stamp from Creative expressions, so i mounted it onto some EZ mount kling so i could use it on my acrylic block. I think i’ll be using this stamp a lot, especially for Mens cards.

I also picked up this cute Gorjuss stamp called ‘Little Foxes’ when I was in Scotland. I have had my eye on it for a while because I love using stamps that you can colour in and build up on your projects, and the Gorjuss girls are so cute and easy to use. The problem I had was chosing which one i would buy, they have so many really sweet ones – but as soon as i saw the foxy one the others didn’t stand a chance. I love foxies, and i remember when we lived in Glasgow we would see them all the time because we lived next to a big park. One time we even saw a little fox kit wandering through the neighbourhood. So cute!

Not only did I have some new stamps to use, but i also couldn’t resist using one of the new Limited Edition Tim Holtz fall distress ink colours- Ripe Persimmon. It is such a yummy colour. I remember when Bethany was little she used to debate whether her favourite colour was pink or purple. Now that she’s growing up so fast, i decided to use purple, rather than an overly girly pink. Ripe Persimmon distress ink was perfect.

To create the flower i used a Sizzix die that i had in my stash, but to create the dimensional curvy effect on the petals i placed the flowers upside-down on a foam mat and used the rounded tip of a paint brush to gently apply pressure in the middle. I did this with each flower and then finished off the centre with a little printed chipboard circle. The colour of the candle matched the project perfectly, so i couldn’t resist!

November already, huh? I really must start thinking about all the Christmas shopping i have to do…

Have a great day.x

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  • Karen November 19, 2011, 11:21 am

    Hi Lesley, great card – love the colour scheme. (btw: yr link to the b/g stamp appears to be broken.) Karen

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