Monday, July 30, 2012

It's a vintage card soiree

When I was beginning my scrapbooking journey, I was all about the bright colorful papers that were out there. Then I discovered a love for My Mind's Eye, something anyone who's read this blog for more than a week probably isn't surprised about. That love brought me out of the world of cheap paper packs and into using "good paper" for everything. Eventually turning my style into a (hopefully) shabby chic sort of look. But I have always adored a certain look that I could never bring myself to attempt. Until today.

The vintage. Gorgeous. I love it. Lace. Graphics. *swoon* One of my favorite bloggers, Charity Becker, epitomizes this look for me. I adore her work, and (long pause) she probably gets tired of me idolizing it.

A couple of months ago she was the guest blogger when Graphic 45 made their debut. Oh wow. I caved and bought paper that I wasn't certain I'd ever, ever use. Then I found some on clearance on a rare trip to a craft store. And bought two more lines.

So now I have three sets of paper that I gush over but don't touch. I'm not a hoarder by nature so they begin taunting me. Taunting I tell you! And that brings us to today. I made my first two cards out of Graphic 45 paper.

Both use their Communique line for the papers. The flowers and crochet ribbon are G45 Staples. I also used Ranger Distress Inks - walnut stain and fired brick, Crackle Accents, and Studio G glitter glue on both. The top card also has two brads from stash. The large center flower brad is Paper Studios Affinity.

Hopefully I did them justice, because that first cut was torture.

Project Goal 100
To date: 32

1 comment:

  1. I would say that they both achieve justice to the paper lines. I love Graphic 45 stuff too and am intimidated by their style. However, it is good you pushed yourself out of the comfort zone and to such great effect. Nice job!


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