Here we go! You asked for it and here is a simple, inexpensive greeting card project for you Graphic 45 fans. You can use ANY Graphic 45 line, and your choice of the supplies- lets get to it!-Denise
Choose a card base- you can use a pre-made one like this from Michaels, or take an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock and trim it on the long side at 5.5 inches- score and fold in the center
Next pick out a Graphic 45 Focal Piece form your G45 chipboard stash
The next piece is your choice- I call it a focal background piece. It will go behind the Focal Piece so make it a just a bit bigger. Ideas: Fabric, paper, a die cut piece or lace
Now pick a trim piece. Ideas: Trim, lace, ribbon, paper punched border, or G45 washi tape
Background paper. Ideas: Any Graphic 45 paper will do. I like 8x8 pads for cards.
Choose a coordinating ink. I used ColorBox Pigment in Caliente.Then pick a sentiment. Ideas: A stamp, a sticker from G45, or your own writing
Ahhh embellishments! Ideas: Flowers, metal pieces, vintage ephemera, stick pins. (These are from Michaels Arts and Crafts)
Of course you need these to put it all together! You can also use a paper trimmer, and any adheive will do: liquid, glue dots, high tack tape, tacky glue or Hot glue.
Now let's get to making!
First ink your edges of everything
Cut out your background paper smaller than your base and ink. You can leave as little or as much of the card base showing
Add your trim. You can go horizontal, vertical or symmetrical- your choice
Add your focal backing and trim to size. Attach these together, then attach to card
Stamp your sentiment directly on your card-If the background is too busy just or grab some scrap and stamp on it- then cut out to size
Add to your card with adhesive- make sure to keep balance in your arrangement
Add that little flower in!
and we are done!
Let's do it again shall we?
For this one I used G45 Typography. Instead of fabric for the focal backing I used a piece of G45 paper. I used G45 Washi instead of trim and a sticker for the focal. Love the masculine look of it
How about one more! This one I used lace for the focal back, gold ink, washi tape, Petaloo flower and G45 Stickers. This has Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments, Little Darlings and Botanical Tea papers!
So fun and easy- and trust me it is a challenge for me to use so little supplies! I had to really hold back- but these can also be a great jumping off base to add way more bling!