I love to use Graphic 45 papers for my cards. The colors, quality, and versatility are unmatched. They have so many coordinating parts in their collections that lend themselves so well for those who love to fussy cut like myself. I find that by combining die-cuts and fussy cutting, I am able to bring to life the story within these beautiful papers.
To Create the Easter Card the following supplies were used:
5X7 Card Base
Graphic 45 Designer papers from Children's Hour and Time To Flourish
Xyron tape runner
Deco Art Paints (flowers)
Foam adhesive dots and squares
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ivory Seashell
Tutti Designs Dies
4" Cross Stitched Oval -Front picture
2 1/4" Cross Stitched Oval -cut 3 from 3 solid colors in the designer paper collection (eggs)
3" Dotted Rectangle - Easter Sentiment on Front - from designer paper cut-outs
4 1/2" Dotted Rectangle - cut 2 from two patterns of designer papers (inside)
From patterned designer papers cut the following
front panel bottom layer- 4 3/4" x 6 3/4"
second layer - 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"
Cut strips of patterned for various places to embellish the card
Fussy cut Fairies
yellow cardstock - 4 3/4" X 6 3/4"
Build the card
Inside - Place yellow cardstock as the background layer
place one of the die cut rectangles on top and one on bottom
Add a strip of the patterned border in between as shown.
Add one of the die cut oval eggs, fussy cut stamp, and a cut-out sentiment from designer papers.
Front of card
Adhere the layers to the front of the card including the negative from picture die cut into the oval.
Use foam adhesive squares to lift up the oval die-cut portion and place on top
Add flowers, die-cut oval eggs, sentiment, and fussy cut fairies.
I added some sparkle with Nuvo Crystal Drops, DecoArt Pearlizing Medium, and a green flower jewel.
Here is the finished card at an angle showing the dimensions and layers.
Here are a few close-ups showing the details
Here is another fun card using the Children's Hour collection! I plan to make one from every theme included in this beautiful collection!
For my second project, I have created a beautiful Fairy Garden shadow box using the Gorgeous Fairy Dust collection! I was so excited when this collection was released and knew I wanted to do something special with it. This was a creation inspired by my newly born granddaughter, Olyvia and is meant to hold her picture inside.
I have many photos below to show the amazing detail and dimension of my shadowbox. I really loved creating this!
Thanks so much for viewing my audition projects!