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Inked & Fussy Cut Mini Card Set

Posted by Graphic 45 04/19/2019 21 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Fri-yay crafty friends!  We are thrilled to share an inked up and crumpled card set with you today featuring our Garden Goddess and our Decades Ink Pads.  This super cute Mini Card Set and #G45VideoTutorial are by Brand Ambassador extraordinaire, Nichola Battilana.  Following the video tutorial, we have the BIG winner of our Blog Contest to announce.  So grab your scissors and let's create some handmade cards!



Garden Goddess Card Set

By Nichola Battilana


“Spring eludes me. There was snow on the ground when I awoke today, and more is expected by the end of the week. I’ve been daydreaming of buds and blooms forever. With that in mind, I’ve made a simple set of six bright and cheery Garden Goddess cards to get me through this lingering winter weather.




There’s a lot of fussy cutting in those cards, but the assembly is simple. The exact same steps are used to create the entire set of six different cards.



To begin, fussy cut loads and loads of flowers and leaves from the Garden Goddess collection. Loads. A lot. More than you think you’ll ever use. You’ll also want to cut out some figures which will be the central focus for your cards.



Next, I create a bunch of crumply, colored background sheets. My set includes three themed colours used in the Garden Goddess collection: green, pink and yellow. I prepared backgrounds in each of the colours using Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss, Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink and Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace to match perfectly.



To create the backgrounds cut plain white paper smaller than the folded card size. Spritz with water and crumple into a loose ball. After crumpling gently roll it on the Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad of your choice. Unfurl the crumpled paper, then smoosh in some additional colour. Unfurl again, lay flat, and let dry.



The cards are created by layering a cut piece of Garden Goddess paper, a crumpled background and a round frame cut using the Square Tag & Clock Dies, all in the same colour theme, on top of a plain white card.



With the base in place, a goddess is added (I added wings to mine), then flowers, and a Garden Goddess sentiment. Most of the embellishing is kept to the bottom and sides, with a couple of flowers added to the top corners. The focus is the Goddess in the centre of each card.



I couldn’t resist adding a few butterflies from Flutter as a final touch.



I have a #g45videotutorial video to show you just how easy these come together.


Video Tutorial:



Mini Card Set Tutorial for Graphic 45 by Nichola Battilana



That wasn’t so hard right?! You got this!



Here are all of the bits you’ll need to create this entire set of Garden Goddess cards.” ~Nichola


Graphic 45 Supplies:

Garden Goddess 12x12 Collection Pack

Square Tag & Clock Dies

Flutter 8x8 Paper Pad

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink



Other Supplies:



Club G45 Vol 2 February 2019 Kit

Graphic 45 Blog Contest


This week’s prize package included a Club G45 Vol 02 Kit, a $50+ value.  


The winner is… Terri Wilbanks!


This is what Terri had to say on our blog: “Good luck to all that try out. So thankful for all the very talented designers. Can't wait to see what they have waiting for us.”


We thank everyone who joined in the fun and left comments on our blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook.  Terri, be sure to email to claim your prize package!



What a great way to start a weekend!  Full of inspiration and joy.  Big thanks to Nichola for sharing these delightful cards and the video process.  Be sure to leave your love and feedback in the comments below.  Have a wonderfully creative weekend, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting

21 Comment(s)

Regina Harrison:
04/19/2019, 12:15:14 PM

Love the crumpled background idea. Beautiful cards.

Michele Lewis:
04/19/2019, 12:17:57 PM

Beautiful beautiful cards!!! Roll on spring!!! I can't believe we are facing Tornado warnings again today - that's twice in one month!

Sharon L Gullikson:
04/19/2019, 12:24:50 PM

These are just incredible. I LOVE the dimension, and the papers are GORGEOUS!!! Why haven't I noticed/bought them before?

Diane Shull:
04/19/2019, 12:26:15 PM,

Gorgeous card set. Absolutely Stunning. I wish I still had some of this paper left to make one myself. Congratulations Terri! Happy Easter Everyone.

Jessica Larios:
04/19/2019, 12:49:48 PM

Beautiful technique dear! Congratulations Terri!

She Fowl:
04/19/2019, 01:21:05 PM

Love the crumpled paper technique. Thanks for thetips.

Donna Leutloff:
04/19/2019, 01:24:19 PM

OMGosh...these cards are absolutely STUNNING! Amazing job, the fussy cutting, wow, just wow! Thanks for sharing them. Happy Easter to All!

Sue MacFall:
04/19/2019, 01:32:56 PM

What beautiful cards. I will look at the video as soon as I can. Thank you, Nichola.

Jessica Napolitano:
04/19/2019, 01:36:05 PM

Love the idea of the crumpled, inked, paper. More inspirational G45 ideas.

Martie Rollin:
04/19/2019, 02:22:28 PM

These cards are so beautiful and unique! LOVE the crumpled paper layer, especially in matching ink colors. Lovely layers!

Linda Donnelly:
04/19/2019, 02:49:44 PM

I am working on a journal right now using Imagine. These ideas will help me. thanks

Cheryl Wells:
04/19/2019, 03:28:07 PM

Your cards are absolutely breathtaking!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Love these sweet sea creations!

Ellen Haydon:
04/19/2019, 05:54:34 PM

This is just precious to work making these cards. The collections go wonderful to with each other. Thank you for the tutorial.

Rosann Barnes:
04/19/2019, 10:05:13 PM

Congratulations to Terri ! Beautiful fussy cut work on these Garden Goddess cards!!

Debbie Siddle:
04/20/2019, 03:00:05 AM

They are pretty mini cards. I really love spring crafting xxx

Anita Millar:
04/20/2019, 09:03:49 AM

I love these daily inspiration ideas. I'm a beginner and I get so inspired by watching how to create these beautiful projects.

Holly Hatch:
04/20/2019, 10:58:42 AM

Beautiful cards. Thank you for the wonderful ideas. The wings are such a great idea. I ordered several sets so I can make many cards.

Karen Boyle:
04/20/2019, 01:43:32 PM

These cards are beautiful and the video makes them look so easy!

Glenda Buster:
04/21/2019, 11:46:55 AM

Congratulations Terri!

Jenn White:
05/01/2019, 05:41:19 AM

Nichola I am in awe of your amazing art yet again!♡ I such a big fan of you & your art!♡ I am so dreamy delighted by these enchanting Garden Goddess fairies you have created. Everything you create makes me smile & my imagination soar with inspiration. I love your videos, photos, explanations & tutorials. Getting my treasured Garden Goddess & Flutter collections out of their storage boxes to play right now.♡ So many rainy days now so I have lots of time to fussy cut. I was so thrilled to see you back as a Graphic 45 Ambassador these past 12 months. I hope you will be back again! ♡ HUGS YOU ARE LOVED!♡

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