Monday, September 13, 2010

Grapic 45 Larger cards

There were a few images that were too large to make an A2 card with so I had to make a bit of a larger card, I can't remember if they would be classified as an A7 or an A9. I am sure my friend Carol, aka Carol with two hearts, would know since she says she prefers to make the larger cards.

Since the images were so large there wasn't a lot of room for embellishment but I don't think they needed a whole lot. Just a little ribbon and some flowers made them look just fine.

The background paper is a piece of double sided and I chose it because I had a scrap to use and I thought the colors worked with the images.

The flowers on the Root Beer card are little Prima's with Paper Studio flatback pearls added for the centers. I tried to match up the flowers to the ones on the image but I didn't have the exact color. I cut a piece of chipboard, by hand I might add, in the shape of a crescent moon to add the flowers to so I could pop dot them. The leaves are actually some ribbon that I cut apart and added on the edges of the chipboard and then placed one behind a flower.

I did add brads to the corners of the cards. I think I am addicted to having something in the corners, if there isn't something on the corners of my cards it just looks a little plain to me.

On the ladies I added Diamond Stickles to any flowers that were light colored or to the centers that were light colored. I know it is hard to see in the picture but it did make it really POP. Of course Stickles make everything POP! *okie thinks she will become a one woman campaign for Stickles and won't stop until every household in America has at least 3 bottles nestled in a corner ready to use*. I know I have mentioned it before but I shall mention it again, the reason I like Diamond so much is that it seems to pick up the colors around it. Stardust is similar but it has a bit of a green tint that shows through more.

This will be my last day of the Graphic45 cards since I am ready to get moving on to something else.

18 comments:

  1. These are wonderful, too! I have really enjoyed this series of cards. All are great! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us! :)

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  2. Very, very pretty. Can't wait to see what your moving on to!

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  3. LOVE them!! I too am excited for the next series.. LOL.. Hurry up Okie.. we want MORE!!! :)

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  4. I Love these cards too! Heck I love all your cards! (Shocker) I know right? LOL I like the details with the flowers..... and the ribbon and the stitching.... Just lovely! :o)

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  5. Beautiful cards! and I think I'm going to be getting out my G45 papers that I haven't used up yet just to make some cards too!

    And I will join you on the stickles campaign! I am on a roll to owning every color... and a few I have had to replace since I used them up so fast!

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  6. I love them, so pretty. What a great job, TFS!! :)

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  7. Those are the best ones yet! I've been trying to decide whether or not to use the larger images on this paper. Guess I could keep them and use them myself since they're not A2's.

    So, what's next?

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  8. Today, in your honor, I plan to stop by the scrapbooking store and buy the diamond and black diamond stickles. Thanks for your inspiration. Your cards are great!

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  9. fabulous! fabulous!!! new subscriber here...glad I stopped by...will be back to see more..

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  10. I'm lovin' all your projects with the graphic 45 papers. Thanks Okie. Hugs, Christina

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  11. Those are great cards. I really like their paper.

    And I'm doing my part. I have a mini lunchbox full of Stickles (maybe 35 colors), so if any house is without, I'm keeping up for them! :)

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  12. Your cards turned out really great!

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  13. Okie, I wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed all the cards you made out of the graphic 45 paper. Love all the little details you added. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  14. These are the coolest cards I love this graphic 45 have never seen it before. Ive got to get some of this.

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  15. These are the coolest cards I love this graphic 45 have never seen it before. Ive got to get some of this.

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  16. Oh I love these cards ... love the retro look. I think I may have been born in the wrong era ... as I would have loved to wear these styles ... although, as straight as my hair is, there is no way I could ever get it that curly!

    =)

    Hugz,
    Carol

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  17. Just love all the cards that you make, you have such an amazing talent. Thanks for the chance to see the cards and all of your wonderful ideals.

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