Two Gorgeous Cards + 1 Tutorial with Graphic 45
We are in full holiday swing here at Graphic 45! There are amazing holiday cards and techniques on the blog today from Elena Olinevich and Sandy Trefger. Let's take a look at these beautiful creations! First, check out this wonderful card by Elena:
"Sometimes it’s a good to get out of your comfort zone and to create something that you haven’t used to do before.
I guess creating your own background for such a traditional occasion as Christmas would be something that you can do if you want to make your own unique cards.
I decided to make a mixed media background for my classy card. So I started with a piece of watercolor paper, clear gesso and some mists. So if you feel that you like more papercraft kind of cards you can skip the process of playing with the colors, and to create a traditional Christmas Card.
I also made a picture of how it can look without the paints.
But what you don’t need to skip is adding the glitter, as it makes your card to look more festive." ~Elena
St. Nicholas 8*8 paper pad
St. Nicholas Banners
St. Nicholas Decorative Chipboard
Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L
Prima Marketing Clear Gesso and Color Bloom Sprays
Sandy has a gorgeous project to share with us today! This is a gift in and of itself!
"Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I love the reds and greens of the season along with the white of snow when we are lucky enough to have it plus the sparkle of gold. To make this special Christmas card, I used those colors to inspire me and the beautiful Graphic 45 collections! I used the lovely patterns of the Off to the Races collection to mat the different layers of the card and then added chipboard and die cut pieces from the St Nicholas collection along with a gorgeous ribbon bow and floral pieces. I will be hand delivering this card to someone special this holiday season. Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy
Tip: When you are running low of Christmas papers or any of the smaller prints from the Graphic 45 Christmas collections, look to the other Graphic 45 collections. You will find that there are many prints in complimentary colors that will work beautifully for a Christmas card as I did for this one by pulling patterns out of the Off to the Races collection. All I had to add to give it that Christmas vibe were some chipboard and cardstock die cut pieces from the St. Nicholas collection.
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 12x12 Patterns/Solid Paper
Graphic 45 Off to the Races 8x8 Paper Pad
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Chipboard 1
Graphic 45 St. Nicholas Cardstock Die Cuts
Shape die for a frame
Merry Christmas word die
Clear embossing stamp pad
Gold embossing powder
Petaloo flowers & clusters
Gold glitter paste
Red 1.5” decorative satin ribbon
Red flat back gems or rhinestones
Now, let's announce last week's blog contest winner! Our randomly chosen winner is....
-Amy Davis Stites: Love the masculine paper! I would make a album for my son with it. The button is cute
Congratulations, Amy! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks so much for entering! Now, take a look at this week's giveaway:
This week we are giving away a great prize pack with Scrapbook Adhesives products and some St. Nicholas goodies! All you have to do is comment here on the blog or on Facebook to enter. Have fun entering, G45ers! We'll announce a winner here on Friday.
Thanks for joining us for these gorgeous cards and a great new giveaway! We hope you have an awesome week!
Your Pals in Paper,
The G45 Family
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