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Create a Coordinating Layout & Card with Tutorial

Posted by Graphic 45 04/29/2019 10 Comment(s) Layouts,Cards,Tutorials,Videos,


Hello, G45ers!

 Bring nature to your paper projects with a few simple steps.  We have an inspiring Layout and Card Tutorial by Babi Kind to celebrate our #G45MixandMatch - April Challenge.  This challenge goes until Friday, May 3rd, so be sure to share your projects to our Graphic 45 - Official Community Page by the deadline.  Now, pull out your green papers and die cuts and let's have some fun!  


Nature Layout & Card Tutorial

By Babi Kind



“Hello, G45ers!

In today’s post, I’m sharing with you a couple of projects with Nature Sketchbook and Safari Adventure collections.  



Looking that this beautiful pattern paper I was inspired to create a light and airy layout.

To create a transition between the papers and add a bit of texture, I added gesso and modeling paste using a spatula.



The leaves were created using this collection and also other die cuts to match.



Using a mesh cloth and art stone you can the “garden” a little fuller.



My second project was also created with Nature Sketchbook and Safari Adventure. These collections worked beautifully together.


You can check this card tutorial at the end of the post.



I embossed the frame and colored with a brown distress ink.


As always I add lots of flowers and die cut pieces to decorate my project.


Tip: Add vellum paper on a frame to create a soft transition to your pattern paper.


Video Tutorial:


Nature Sketchbook Card Tutorial by Babi Kind



Graphic 45 Supplies:


Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss

Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Dark Cashmere


I hope you enjoyed and have a creative day.”

~Babi Kind


We are loving this step by step tutorial and paper crafting tips!  We want to send Babi our gratitude for sharing these beautiful projects.  Be sure to leave your love and tips in the comments below.  Thank you for stopping by for your daily dose of inspiration.  Have a wonderful week, and as always... 


Happy Papercrafting!

10 Comment(s)

Vanessa LeClear:
04/29/2019, 01:30:47 PM

Beautiful layout and card! Thanks for the inspiration!

Sue MacFall:
04/29/2019, 01:38:29 PM

What lovely projects - well done Babi, they are both beautiful.

Kate LeBlanc:
04/29/2019, 02:04:18 PM

Gorgeous layout and card. Everything looks so delicate, just beautiful!

Ellen Haydon:
04/29/2019, 03:20:42 PM

I love the use of the flowers and leafs to embellish a card. Lovely Babi, keep up the the beautiful projects that I have seen from you. Ellen

Margaret R:
04/29/2019, 03:47:11 PM

Love the greens in these projects - perfect for spring! I especially love the card - so soft and romantic!

Carla Hundley:
04/29/2019, 11:05:12 PM

Beautiful nature layouts. Carla from Utah

Dorothy McCarthy:
04/30/2019, 07:30:46 AM,


Sue D:
04/30/2019, 12:45:06 PM

Pretty matching set!

Martie Rollin:
04/30/2019, 01:20:31 PM

Love fern images! Flowers on this card are lovely! I'm so enjoying all the combinations of collections I'm seeing with this challenge!

She Fowl:
05/01/2019, 01:08:25 PM

Lovely projects...thanks for the card tutorial and tips.

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