Thursday, June 17, 2021

Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Card Trio


Hello everyone! Today I would love to share with you a project using the gorgeous Graphic 45 Ocean Blue Collection!!

This is a beautiful collection of papers featuring images of all things Ocean. It is truly a favorite of mine.

As a designer I love all things paper crafts and I love to create albums, cards, folios, and home decor. When I am finished with my larger projects I always keep my scraps to create with later. It is amazing what you can do with those leftovers and scraps! let me share with you my process.
First I sort the scraps and leftover papers by size, starting with the larger pieces down to the smallest. Once I have them separated I set the larger ones that can be used for card fronts and mattes aside. Next I look through all of the smaller pieces and pick out those with beautiful images that I am able to fussy cut. I then fussy cut the images and place them in a container.

To create this beautiful trio I gathered up the scraps and fussy cuts along with 3 5x7 kraft card bases, Navy and Ivory cardstock, and some small things from my stash such as ribbon and chippies.
I used the Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Dies to create paper flowers from some of the scraps to embellish with.

Card 1:

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Background G45 Ocean Blue - Kauai 4 1/4 x 6 1/4
For this card I created a chipboard porthole wrapped with the papers and jute string. Fussy cuts were adhered at different levels using foam adhesive squares for dimension.

Card 2:

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Background - G45 Ocean Blue - Fiji - 4 1/4 X 3 1/2
G45 Ocean Blue - Antigua - 4 1/4 X 3 1/2
These two were placed on top and bottom and wrapped with a canvas/starfish ribbon and adhered to the base.
A Kraft ATC Tag covered in G45 Ocean Blue Capri, fussy cuts, and a sticker sentiment.

Card 3: 

Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
This card background was made using strips of various sizes of the scraps and  a 4 5/8" X 2 1/4 strip of Capri along the bottom. These were brought together in the middle with a strip of braided jute and the paper flowers were placed along with fussy cuts and a framed cutaway sentiment card.

Inside the cards:
Navy Matte - 4 3/4 x 6 3/4
Ivory Matte - 4 1/2 X 6 1/2
Strips from the G45 Ocean Blue cutaways

What a fun way to use scraps!! I hope you agree and will create something beautiful with yours today too!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and viewing my post today.

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