How To Use Layers To Add Depth & Dimension To Your G45 Crafts!
Welcome, welcome, everyone! Get ready for some fun! In the wintertime we all know the importance of layering our clothing to keep warm during these frosty months. But did you know that layering is also the key to adding incredible depth and beauty to your craft creations?! It's true! Today we are going to show you three gorgeous crafts that display some splendid layering techniques! There is a stunning tag by Gloria Stengel, a marvelous birthday card by Arlene Cuevas and an awe-inspiring altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Tara Orr! You can have so much fun adding lots of beautiful layers with Graphic 45 papers and Staples! Get ready to be inspired and learn some marvelous tips for adding pizzas to your papercrafts!
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Today's first craft creation was made by Gloria Stengel using the new Graphic 45 Regular Tag Album Staples. She used French Country Cling Stamps and eight different Graphic 45 Staples in one tag! Isn't that amazing?! This is a wonderful example of how much fun you can have layering! The gorgeous cream, black and kraft colors of Graphic 45 Staples give this card such vintage-inspired elegance! You can also see how all of these layers help to give this tag such unique texture and depth! It's just lovely! Here Gloria takes you on a guided tour of this terrific tag!
The Graphic 45 Staples collection contains wonderful products to work with! I used eight (8) different Staples. Can you find them all?
I used one of the new Regular Tag Album Staples for my tag base.
I clipped on some postage with a Metal Clothespins Staples. To make the word "timeless" stand out, I rubbed the pin with white gesso, and then I buffed it off. The gesso stayed in the impression, highlighting the text.
And that is EIGHT Staples on one tag!
Graphic 45 Staples:
Graphic 45 papers:
Olde Curiosity Shoppe: Optical Oddities
Curtain Call: Tour De France
Graphic 45 Stamps:
Ribbon and twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Next up is this gorgeous card by Arlene Cuevas. She made this pretty card for her husband's birthday using Kraft Reflections and Graphic 45 Metal Staples. We love the wonderful masculine look of this clever card. You can see how marvelously Arlene layered the papers to give this card a wonderful sense of movement. All of the intricate patterns of Kraft Reflections make this card hypnotically beautiful, especially when layered so expertly! Get inspired to create your own multi-layered Graphic 45 card for a friend or loved one! It's guaranteed to please!
Here we have another brilliantly layered craft to share with you! This is a magnificent Place in Time altered 8x8 Matchbook Box by Tara Orr. Tara is the queen of creating gorgeous layers in her projects! You can see how beautiful all the floral embellishments and Place in Time chipboards look on the box cover. The box opens to reveal a romantic scene with lavish layers and soft colors. Stunning fussy cut butterflies and floral embellishments only amplify the amazing dimension of this altered box. This is yet another perfect example of the dazzling possibilities you have when you layer your Graphic 45 papers and embellishments!