Thursday, October 21, 2010

Graphic45 Trio of Cards

A trio of my cards is being showcased on the Graphic45 Blog today! I created three simple cards, using Graphic45 papers, Papertrey Ink stamps, and Copic markers. I really wanted to show that, while Graphic45 paper is STAND OUT, it can also take a back seat to a fantastic stamped image.

This first card is a fall theme, using the pumpkin stamps from the Papertrey Ink Vintage Picnic set. The papers are from the Graphic45 On the Boardwalk collection. Yes, you read that right! I used a summer paper set for a fall card. I am THAT good, people! {giggle} I have also been playing with the Jumbo Scallop die from My Favorite Things.

I've been working on my coloring technique and was very happy with the results on this card. However, I got a red blotch on the card - from distress ink! So, I stamped a few more pumpkins, colored them, cut them out, and pop-dotted them right over the blotch! Ta-da! {told you I was GOOD}

Here is a shot of the inside. I used a stamp from the Papertrey Vintage Picnic Sentiments set.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
The Shabby Tea Room - #31 pumpkins

I did not want my card to be lonely, so I made two more cards in the same style. I used Graphic45 A Proper Gentleman for this card, along with another image from the Vintage Picnic set.

I love the blues in this paper set. It's not really a fall theme, but close enough. Especially when you live in southern California! I used a Spellbinders die for the sentiment "tag." I cut it in half, stamped the greeting, then inked the edges.

I did more Copic coloring and also decorated the inside of the card.

My favorite of the set is this apple card. The papers are from the Le' Romantique line. Which does NOT have any red in it, but I matched up the neutrals with red, and POP!
I was especially proud of the coloring on the apples. I even managed to highlight them. A new "trick" for me.

The fabbie ribbon makes the card. It's some May Arts that I picked up at my LSS. I also used some May Arts twine, and a fab Jenni Bowlin button.

The inside of the card makes use of a stamp (and once again, the scallop die) from My Favorite Things.

Hope you enjoyed looking at my trio of cards!


  1. Hi Gloria! You do beautiful work! Thanks so much for sharing and entering your work in the challenge at Creative iNspirations!

  2. Gloria, these are so gorgeous I just can't stand it! You ARE a rock star, darlin'!!!! Love ya, sister!! Angie

  3. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Delightful cards Gloria. Love them. beautiful colors combo. :D

  4. Your work is immaculate! These are all gorgeous :-D

  5. oh wow your cards are amazing I too adore that graphic 45 paper its just stunning thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this week,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  6. Oh these are gorgeous.

  7. These are wonderful! I love the colors/papers, and the images are cute too! :)

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  8. All gorgeous- blue is my fav though.

  9. Love your set of cards! And yes, I should have bought more of that lace! I really like it!

  10. Gorgeous Gloria! I am really loving all the papers you chose for your projects. The coloring was quite stunning as well. Bravo!

  11. Loving the G45 on your cards !

  12. Gloria your cards are all beautiful, I love cleaness of your cards and the gorgeous images you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
    hugs Mandy xx

  13. LOVE them all :) and yep your "good"

  14. Beautiful card, thank you for joining in with us at Creative Inspirations this time,