Harmonious Layout & Cards Featuring Bird Song!
Happy Friday you all! Wow, what a week it's been! The Graphic 45 office is buzzing with activity as we've been processing orders for our brand new collections Bird Song and Nutcracker Sweet! This is a super busy time of year but we love it! Our new collections will begin arriving in stores very soon. We know you are all anxious to get your hands on these wonderful new products! Well we thought we'd amp up your excitement by sharing some stunning Bird Song crafts today! Tara Orr and Gloria Stengel have created some awe-inspiring crafts that you're going to love! There's an exquisite layout by Tara and two marvelous cards by Gloria! Inspiration is in bloom on today's blog! But first we want to announce the winner of this week's blog contest! This week's winner was chosen at random from our Facebook comments. And the winner is...
-Cathy Ross: "The Ladies Diary cards are absolutely gorgeous! And I can already envision an Advent calendar with the Nutcracker Sweet sweets!"
Congratulations, Cathy! Please email us with your shipping information at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize! This is the amazing Nutcracker Sweet prize that Cathy won! We will have a new blog contest on Monday where you'll all have a chance to win more fabulous Graphic 45 goodies!
And now it's time for some fabulous crafts! First up is this amazing Bird Song layout by Tara Orr. Tara used her classic paper layering and paper distressing to add gorgeous texture and dimension to this LO. You can really feel the love in this gorgeous work of art. The fussy cut birds and flowers look superb with stunning embellishments! This just goes to show you what you can create when you're inspired by love and fabulous papers!
Other: Asian coins
"Coat metal butterfly staples with matte gel
medium and adhere paper. Trim paper and sand edges. Glue pen nib to the
butterfly to mimic the butterfly's body." -Gloria Stengel
Graphic 45 Staples:
Metal: Keyhole, Butterfly
American Crafts: cardstock
Clearsnap Colorbox: Wicked Archival Ink
Hampton Arts: Stamp
Really Reasonable Ribbon: ribbon
Tim Holtz Idea-ology: pen nib
Wild Orchid Crafts: paper flowers
Martha Stewart: punches
My Favorite Things: Fishtail Flag Stax die
Adhesive: Glue Dots, tape runner, white glue, Liquitex matte gel
Other: Asian coins, brads