Welcome back to my blog friends and fellow crafters!! We had a "sneak peak" of spring a couple weeks ago in Montana and it inspired me to make this card for The 7 Kids Craft Supply Store, as my second creation in February as a Guest Designer and entrance card in their current Rainbow challenge. I know, you say where is the rainbow??? Well, she's looking at it! I love doing this for Kelly, the owner, as she is so great to work with and she's brought so many fun products to the store to work with.
I was not familiar with Santoro Gorjuss Girls before I shopped at Kelly's store. Boy was I missing out! This is my first completed card using a Gorjuss girl as my main image. I have since bought more because they are great stamps AND they have matching dies as well. I don't have the dies yet, so I fussy cut my pretty girl!
Since she is laying on the ground in Springtime, presumably, I decided to make a shaker card with Distress Oxide inks on the background paper (in light yellow/greens and green with subtle DIY shimmer spatters) that matched the paper I was using on the frame of the card and my girl's dress. I used a mixture of sequins, some of which were flower shaped to denote laying amongst the flowers. My window sheet from Stampin' Up! has some flowers and vines on it, just perfect for my card as well! As I was also making this birthday card for a friend, she has dogs and a new puppy, so I wanted a cute dog on my card as well. I used a C.C. Designs Puppy Power image that I first die-cut out with the matching dies, but decided to fussy cut the white outline away since my girl figure didn't have any white around her. That made all the difference. The stamped images were all colored with Copic markers.
The frames on this card are from 2 different sets. The larger one from Mama Elephant and the scalloped one from Simon Says Stamp. The single frame looked too plain, so I added the orange contrasting color with the second frame to balance out the colors in the card and create better visual interest. The Happy Birthday Banner is from Brutus Monroe's Botanical Banners set. I fussy cut that out.
After adhering all the top layers together I grabbed my Scotch 3M Foam Adhesive tape and created zones on the back of the card so that the shaker pieces wouldn't congregate in one area (see photo). Once this was done, I added my shaker elements to all the zones (mental note, use your Anti-static Powder Tool along the sides of your adhesive strips so that the shaker elements don't end up sticking to them). I forgot, and it was an annoyance but didn't cost me too much time.
With the front panel already flipped over, I adhered my Distress Oxide panel to a standard A2 side-folding card base of NSW 110# cardstock. I then very carefully adhered that to the backside of my front panel. Some finishing touches was using some clear Wink of Stella on the flowers on the girl's dress, the flowers in her purse, and the butterfly on her dress.
I was really happy with how this card came out. A bit different in style for me, but I really enjoyed making this card! I hope you are inspired to try a shaker card, try out some Distress Oxides and/or Copic markers, or some of the other products I used from The 7 Kids Crafting Supply Store. There is a products list at the end of this blog post for your convenience. The majority of the products used were from the store.
If you'd like to see more creations from the other Design Team members or other customers using products from the store, go to Facebook on the
7 Kids Customers Create! page, visit Instagram @7kidscraftingsupplystore or go to the store at http://7kidscraftstore.com.
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Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I wish you blessings and lots of crafting time!!
7 Kids Crafting Supply Store-
Santoro Gorjuss stamp - Spring at last (full size), C.C. Designs Puppy Power stamp/die, Brutus/Monroe Botanical Banners stamp, Mama Elephant Hug it Out die, Copic Markers, Ranger Distress Oxide Ink (Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover), Finnabair Art Ingredients- Mica Powder in Silver for DIY shimmer spray, Nuvo Glue Pen, and the MISTI stamping tool.
Flower Fantasy Painted Window Sheets from Stampin' Up!, Designer Series Patterned Paper and colored cardstock from Stampin' Up!, Pistachio Pudding Classic Dye Ink from Stampin' Up!, Scalloped Frames die from Simon Says Stamp, Neenah Solar White cardstock in both 80# for coloring, and 110# for cardbase, Shaker elements from Pretty Pink Posh, Kennedy Grace Creations, and others(?), Scotch 3M Adhesive Foam tape, Tombow Dot Adhesive Stamp Runner, and Wink of Stella in clear, and the Sizzix Big Shot.
I am a retired nurse rediscovering my artistic roots. I make handmade cards, and sometimes include small works of art on my blog as well. I will provide a primary products list and a description of the techniques that I used to make each card, and give credit for layout or design of a card if not of my own unique creation.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Spring at Last, Santoro Gorjuss Girl card as Guest Designer for 7 Kids Craft Supply Store
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