Sunday, July 19, 2009

Gorjuss Early Bird

I forgot about this cutie card I made a couple of weeks ago for a sketch challenge, although I can't for the life of me remember which one. I had just gotten some of the new Early Bird papers from Cosmo Cricket and they inspired me to use a Gorjuss Girl stamp from Sugar Nellie. Sometimes my collection of stamps grows faster than I can use them, and periodically I go back through them to see what I want to use again. I don't like to get stamps that I only want to use once, LOL!

Here's a closer look at the card:
You may notice I've started layering my ribbons a lot. This came to me suddenly when browsing Strano Designs ribbons store. They have ribbon magnet sets (which is another idea I love) that really appealed to me, the combination of colors, the patterns-- it inspired me to use the idea for cards. I tried layering a very wide polka dot, with a slightly narrower stripe, with an even narrower sold all together in a bow, and loved the look! A very dramatic embellishment for very little time and money!
Amazing how inspiration can come from the unlikeliest of places, isn't it?
Hope it inspires you a bit!
Stamps: Sugar Nellie
Ink: Palette, Distress
Paper: Bristol vellum, Cosmo Cricket, Bazzill, PTI, SU!
Accessories: Spellbinders mega nestabilties, colored pencils, OMS, Copic skin tones markers, PTI buttons, Grosgrain ribbons in stripe, polka dot and solid


  1. Hello Katarina,

    Beautiful card you made!! I love the colours you used!!


  2. Simply stunning. Wonderful design and colours.


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