It’s time for some new Gorjuss releases and as usual I am not disappointed! I am in love with the pretty papers, soft colours, beautiful elegant ribbons, fun stitched tags and my personal favourite those beautiful detailed rubber stamps. My favourite of course is the Runaway Gorjuss on her horse – ready for adventures or simply disappearing into a magical world of her own.
I used the Runaway rubber stamp to create a card combined with my favourite American Crafts Smooth Cardstock. I can’t imagine life without cardstock that is smooth – it enables me to stamp perfect images, but also to colour them in using my favourite markers. The smooth cardstock will give me a crisp image when stamped, but also allows me to add a flawless layer of colour just the way I like it.
The smooth cardstock takes water well and without the texture is perfect for stamping, inking, techniques, texture paste and stencilling to mention a few. This is my go-to cardstock these days because I can create the look I want without worrying about the texture getting in the way of my creativity. Give it a try and you too will soon fall in love!
The other advantage of the smooth cardstock is that you can punch images from it using even the most delicate of punches. The paper is firm yet soft and leaves a crisp punched image without edges that is fluffy or uneven. The perfect companion to your favourite punches/border punches giving your creativity even more possibilities.
Here’s how I created my card[custom_list type=”dot”]
- I folded my card out of Coffee AC smooth cardstock and then layered a piece of patterned paper on top of it from the Gorjuss 6×6” paper pack.
- Stamp and colour the image using your Artiste markers. Punch the image into a large circle and then matt onto a contrasting colour from the same 6×6” paper pack. Adhere to the front of your card as per the sample.
- Add sewing details as desired around the edges using a sewing machine. Adhere the stitched tag in place.
- Punch leaves from the Taffy (pink) AC smooth cardstock and arrange around the edge of your circle.
- Finish off your card with additional paper flowers, punched flowers, diamanté and ink splats.
Stamping with your artiste markers
Artiste markers are great for stamping too. This makes life so much easier when you need to scrap on the go. I often pack a small bag to take on trips and if you want to colour and stamp these markers is your best friend.
- With the long tip of your marker and turning it flat, colour the top of your stamp in the colour of your choice.
- Use a water misting bottle and lightly mist the inked stamp.
- Place the stamp onto your smooth white AC cardstock and apply pressure to transfer the image.
- Lift the stamp and clean before storing.
Tips and hints
- Never use the tip to colour in your stamps but rather the flat edge of the marker to avoid damaging the tips when you apply pressure
- By misting the ink with water you moisten it up making the ink wetter for stamping and gives you a watercolour effect while stamping
- The dual tip markers are perfect for colouring in with the round tip, using them with water to paint and to stamp – a 3 in one go-to marker for adding colour to your life
Hope you enjoy creating your own Simply Gorjuss projects! Remember to share with us :)
- docrafts Gorjuss Stitched Ribbon Tags [DGOR157107]
- docrafts Gorjuss Stamps The Runaway [DGOR907115]
- docrafts Gorjuss Paper Pack 6×6” [DGOR160106]
- docrafts Artiste Dual Tip Pens – Brush & Marker – Watercolour [DDOA851303]
- AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – White [AC NEUTRALS 71793]
- AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – Taffy [AC PINKS 71791]
- AC Cardstock 12×12 Smooth – Coffee [AC NATURALS 71774]
- Petaloo – Forget Me Nots – Pink [C1835-320]
- Tsukineko – VersaFine Onyx Black [TVF-82]
- Tsukineko – Walnut Ink Crystals [TWI-001]
- Celebr8 Acrylic Blocks