Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Gorjuss Lovely Girl..

Today I decided to make something with my embossing stencils, I haven't been using them for quite a while. Ever since I started working with scrap cards I found it rather difficult to combine both these techniques. But after admiring a lot of beautiful creations made with the nestabilities by so many of you it occurred to me that I might be able to do the same thing but just by hand. For all of you out there looking for the tools to incorporate nestabilities mechanically, I found out today that it is possible to do it all by hand. It's not a straightforward job though and I'm guessing that as always, practice makes perfect. I embossed the rims and then continued embossing the nearby inner surface. You don't have to treat the entire surface as the area near the outer borders is really sufficient to create that 3D effect. It worked out nicely for the card below, however, I found that it doesn't really come off in the photograph. I promise to post a second card in the next few days which will give you a more convincing glance! Altogether, nestabilities remain on my wishlist because they are simply that much easier to use ;-) I searched for a nice sketch and found one on the Paperplay Challenge. The sketch from the Paperplay Challenge:
The card is made with paper like many of my other cards, from the incredibly low-budget paper and a ribbon from the local store called "Action" -=voor de Nederlanders onder ons=- (I would love to hear any of the anglophones say that in Dutch out loud ;-) ). The stamp is from Sugar Nellie, Gorjuss Girls called "Little Goth Girl". It's hard to see but I wanted to give the space around the stamp a bit of colour so I used a blue coloured chalk.


  1. Hey meis!!!

    Was even niet veel te vinden op mn blog!
    Maar was er vandaag weer eens en wat een sgattig kaartje heb je weer gemaakt.
    Ik heb net mn eerste gorjuss stempel binnen en denk dat ik die binnenkort ook maar eens ga gebruiken. Maar die van jou, das echt een beauty!!

  2. Wat leuk die cirkel, is van een mal toch?
    Weer eens iets heel anders dan zo'n Cuttlebug creatie :) ! Super leuk kaartje!

    Liefs, Nyna x

  3. Hey meissie;

    Wat een super leuk kaartje heb je weer gemaakt.
    Wordt er helemaal verliefd op!
    Leuk die combinatie van embossing en scrappen.
    Je brengt me op ideetjes ;).

    Knuffel en een kusje van mij.

  4. Erg leuk geworden, met welke potloden kleur je eigenlijk in?
    Liefs, Marley

  5. Great card, Milnie. Worked perfectly with this sketch. That hand-embossed border is seriously impressive!!

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.


  6. wat een mooi kaartje heb je weer gemaakt!!

    groetje smildred

  7. Hi Milnie wat een prachtige kaartjes heb je gemaakt. Het ziet er fantastisch uit.

    groetjes Ilonka


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xoxo Milnie