Friday, April 13, 2012

Re-runs Rule!

If you are looking for the Really Reasonable April Blog Hop, click HERE.

If you are looking for my blog candy give away to celebrate the blog face lift, click HERE.

If you are looking for some cards made with fantastic Graphic 45 papers, read on!

I have a few re-run cards to share today. These have been seen here on the blog before, but Graphic 45 wanted to do a card showcase today and wanted something to share on their blog, so I said they could resurrect these beauties!

I mixed Le' Romantique with Curtain Call to make this Paris-themed card. The ribbon was white, but I used Copic markers to color the satin ribbon to match the paper. I colored the pins, too!

This cutie card uses An ABC Primer papers and stamps. This is my favorite, favorite line from Graphic 45.

This card was just revealed for the Page Maps March newsletter. Again, this is the An ABC Primmer collection.

Fabbie buttons!

To make the "doilies" in the center of the card, I cut the shapes with a Spellbinders die templates (Picot Edge Circles, Iron Work Motifs), then sprayed them with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz.

The cameo is made from three layers of chipboard. I inked the fancy oval chipboard with bronze pigment ink, then added several layers of clear embossing powder to make a glossy finish. I used the same technique on the silhouette, only I inked with sapphire silk pigment ink. To create the center chipboard oval, I covered it with patterned paper, then used chalk ink to soften the edges.
Graphic 45 papers:
Le' Romantique: My Beloved, Loves Labyrinth, Key to My Heart
Curtain Call: Tour de France, Moulin Rouge, Applause
An ABC Primer: Alphabet Soup, Games and Playtime, An ABC Primer, Jumping Joan, Building Blocks, Grammar School, The Three R's
Steampunk Debutante: Fantasy Floral
Graphic 45 Stamps: An ABC Primer Cling 2
Other Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Fancy Phrases (inside of card)

Die cutting system: Spellbinder Grand Calibur, Classic Rectangles LG, Classic Scalloped Rectangles LG, Office Supplies, Nested Lacey Pennants, Nested Pennants, Standard Circles Small, Standard Circles Large, Picot Edge Circles, Ironwork Motifs

Cardstock: American Crafts, Neenah, Stampin' Up

Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink Photogenic, Venetian Lace; Clearsnap Smooch Spritz (spun sugar, tea party), Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk (butterscotch, chestnut roan), Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment (sapphire silk, bronze); Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black
Embossing powder: Clearsnap clear
Chipboard: Maya RoadCameos
Pins: Maya Road
Flowers: Making Memories (blue), Wild Orchid Crafts (tan)
Lace: fabric store
Twill: unknown
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon Black Twill, 3/8" White Double-faced Satin
Twine: DMC Ecru Floss
Other: vintage buttons

Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape; glue; Glue Dots


  1. they are just as awesome (if not more!) as the first time seeing them :)

  2. If these are reruns, I don't think we will ever get tired of seeing them. They are AMAZING!!!

  3. Wonderful cards Gloria!!!
    The details are amazing!