We adore you, our amazing, talented G45ers. We love to see your projects with Graphic 45. For us, it's when we truly see the collections come alive - in the hands of our talented artists! Today, let's celebrate YOUR beautiful work on the blog. We are going to share five amazing projects from our Ning gallery. All 5 of these projects are so amazing, so prepare yourselves to be dazzled!
First, let's announce who won this week's blog contest! Our randomly chosen winner is....
Congratulations, Mary! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Thanks to everyone who entered our contest. Join us next week for more giveaways!
Do you share on our Ning site? If not, we would love to see your work. Upload your projects today!
We love when our Design Team shares amazing tutorials. For so long, our G45ers would say, "I love Graphic 45, but I don't know how to use it!" So, we are so grateful for our amazing Design Team who not only shares multitude of inspiration, but also their knowledge and tutorials with us. We hope it inspires you to cut into those lovely papers and create a masterpiece. Today, Rhea Freitag shares a brilliant masculine Valentine's Day card and tutorial. Then, Yumi Muraeda gives you another grand idea for the New Year with a beautiful project and Snapguide.
Also, today's the last day to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway! Take part now:
We are in love with this maculine Valentine's Day card by the amazing Rhea. Check out her tutorial below as well!
"This card was inspired by the notion of trying to make a masculine Valentine card with a steampunk feel. I chose a few coveted scraps of Halloween in Wonderland and combined them with Typography for the perfect mash up. The use of the washi tape is superb for creating a heavy backdrop for a card like this with tons of embellishments. I made a little snapguide to show you how I put together this creative masculine card." ~Rhea
Next, we have this amazing schedule book from Yumi. We love this great idea filled with rich colors and great stamp techniques!
"I wanted to make a own Stamp Schedule book for next year. Graphic 45 Easel Albums has 14 pages so I can start from this November. This is great and fun! This Stamp Schedule book is easy to make, just you need a PATIENCE!
We love cards! We love the idea of mailable pieces of art, don't you? Today, Solange Marques and Donna Espiritu share gorgeous card ideas. Solange has mixed media masterpieces to share today using Time to Flourish. Donna wows with a card using An ABC Primer which will soon be re-released as a Deluxe Collector's Edition. Have a wonderful day gettting card inspiration!
Make sure to take part in our Time to Flourish giveaway this week. You could win the prize pack below!
"Easel cards are some of my favorites to create, not only for the “wow factor” but for the additional real estate to use as many beautiful Graphic 45 papers as possible. Creating a shadow box effect isn’t difficult. Simply die cut the shape you like and cut away the center with a craft knife and ruler. I use ½” wide strips of chipboard for the frame walls, cover it with paper and adhere the die-cut shape to it. Voila! an impressive 3D effect." ~Annette