Thursday, August 12, 2010

Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante

When I first saw the new Graphic45 Steampunk Debutante papers I almost fainted! They combine Victorian ladies, butterflies, and flowers with gears, clocks, and metal. How stinking cool is that?! And the colors...teal, orange, brown, green....oh my! I had a BLAST designing with this new line!

This card is an A2 size, but is packed with details and layers. I really love the finished product!

I used some of the Steampunk paper to make a rose, which I attached to one of the new G45 flowers from the Staples collection. I also added this amazing Prima pearl and flower bling to the card. I had been saving this bling for just the right project and, baby, this was it!

The layering on this card just makes the papers pop. It's so much nicer in person! If I do say so myself!

I used a Tim Holtz metal clock and one of Tim's pins. Well, it's my pin. I bought it. But Tim designed it. Plus one of Tim's stamps...yeah yeah, it's MY stamp now! Oh, and did you notice the says vintage...that's a new G45 trim. Super cool. The greeting on the inside is from Hero Arts.

This next card is also an A2. Much more simple. But still, love this paper!

I used a Prima flower and a bunch of other stuff from my stash - pins and this very cool metal word, which I think is Making Memories. It's been in my hoard for a long time.

And the inside:

And, last, another A2. Again, pretty simple.

Used some of the new G45 trims, plus a Prima rose and a few other bits and pieces.

I can't wait to create more stuff with this line. I hope I get more of it in my next DT box! I still have one more project to show you with this line, so stay tuned!


  1. I seriously can't wait to get my hands on some of this paper! I love steampunk, and I love Graphic's a marriage made in heaven!

  2. Oh...sorry....I love, love, love those cards!! :)

  3. Oh my, I completely love all of this. I have loved steampunk for years, and am just now getting my feet wet into it, and you have really given me some very cool ideas. You are always an inspiration, Gloria - your art touches me.

  4. Wow, these cards are gorgeous! Love the papers! And I love Steampunk!

  5. gasp!!! that's a ton of goodness on your first card. *how did you make the rose??*

    the next two are fantastic also :)

  6. Anonymous5:31 PM

    OK, really, these are wonderful cards, look at you go. Just fabulous, I just love all the details that you put on the "steam punk" card, amazing!!!!

  7. I know I already left one message on this post, but I have been back again and again looking at everything whenever I have a minute. Wonderful cards, all of them. Everyone loves the Graphic 45, but you really make that product come alive. Ok, now I will save all my ravings until oh, how about Sept 1. lol

  8. Just love all your G45 cards ! Thanks for the inspiration.