Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A Gorjuss Girly Card

This is an unashamedly pink and girly card!  It was made especially for one of the ladies at the craft group. I am loving the Gorjuss Girl Stamps, especially as it helps me to perfect the ProMarker colouring techniques. I made it into an easel card using a craftwork cards blank and layered the image using my scalloped nesties.
Here's a close up of the little girl:
She reminds me a bit of my middle sister when she was a little girl - with lots of unruly hair!  She'll kill me for saying that if she reads this... Oops!

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Baby boy card

How cute is this little fella?  I keep saying I'm not really into cute, but when it comes to baby cards and especially Humphrey the elephant I do get a bit gooey. I remember when I saw my first baby wild elephant on safari in Tanzania and I'm not ashamed to say there were a few blobbers in my eyes.  There is something so endearing about them with their big eyes and even bigger eyelashes, and those comical little trunks and enormous feet. The little eles in Tanzania were running after their mums and trying to hold their tails with their trunks. It was a really special moment - will have to try to find the pictures I took now!

Anyway, back to the card!  The stamp is one of the Humphrey's Corner sets from Crafters Companion, stamped in Memento London Fog, which is much more suited for the soft outline.  Then of course it has been coloured with the ProMarkers - mainly using the blender pen to wash in the colours to a really gentle hue. I've used Coredinations White Wash paper for the mat, punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  The ribbon was actually needed to hide the botched punching (why can I never cut out a square of the right size!) but worked out to be one of those happy accidents.  And finally it has been layered onto a Craftworks Card notched edge 6"x6" square card.

Now I do know someone expecting a baby boy but will I be able to part with this card? Maybe I need to make a duplicate to keep as I really do like it... (anyone else do that?)!