Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Our order from Dreamweaver Stencils arrived yesterday . . . come and see what's new. Included in this order are items Marj will be using in her upcoming stencil class.

From Dave Brethauer's blog for Memory Box:

Posted: 21 Feb 2011 04:58 PM PST
Happy Monday to everyone! I thought I'd kick off the week with a sample card that we are making using our Soiree line of shimmery papers!

. . . I can't get enough butterflies these days. Butterflies and the theme of "journey" seem to go hand in hand, so you'll probably see a lot of each in my creations this year. I used the E1715 Leafy Background stamp 
This was stamped in Versacolor Opera Pink for a vivid backdrop to the

C1714 Cocoa Bean Butterfly. The butterfly was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto the Leafy Background and also onto a separate sheet of white paper. I sponged Versamagic Pixie Dust and Versamagic Tea Leaves over the wings of the butterfly that was stamped on white paper - and then carefully cut the wings out (no need to trim around the head and body).


Can you see that when the wings are placed over the butterfly image on the pink background everything fits into place? All that's left is a little touch of clear glitter glue over the tips of the wings.
I love looking at the combination of colors and patterns on this card - we added a strip of patterned paper (8 1/2 x 11 Moroccan pattern in the color Bubblegum) which goes nicely with the Petal shimmer paper for a layer and A2 cards and envelopes in the beautiful Twinkle shade (a shimmery gold creme color). The oversized flaps on all of our Soiree envelopes are a formal touch.

From the Graphic 45 Blog featuring projects incorporating ribbons from May Arts (one of our major ribbon suppliers), a couple of projects from Gloria Stengel who is an amazing G45 design team member:

And have a look at these little beauties created by Gloria Stengel! Gloria used our new Curtain Call collection as well as Le Cirque combined with lots of pretty May Arts ribbons to create this gorgeous card and treat bag. The silk ribbon that Gloria used on this Curtain Call card is so amazing! It's the softest, most luxurious ribbon I've ever seen and it looks perfect with our Curtain Call paper. So pretty!


The Kiss Card

Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer paper: Graphic45 Curtain Call (Top Billing, Applause, The cinema, Borders, Tags)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Mist: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Bronze, Creme de Cocoa)
Ribbon: May Art
Chipboard: Imaginarium Designs
Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
Brad: Creative Charms
Pins: Maya Road, Tim Holtz
Doily: Michael's Crafts
Tools: Close to My Heart edge tool
Adhesive: Scotch 3M (ATG, Foam tape), Glue Dots, Tombow (liquid mono)


Circus Treat Bag

Cardstock: Bazzill
Designer paper: Graphic45 Le Cirque (Bohemian Floral, Circus Parade, Greatest Show on Earth, Le Cirque)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Black Soot), Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Stamps: Teresa Collins
Ribbon: May Art
Treat bag: Michael's Crafts
Adhesive: Scotch 3M, Glue Dots

Well, crafters, that's all we have for today.

Craft Love,

Team Graphic 45

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