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Welcome! Today, we have a fast feature for your fabulous Friday. Elena Olinevich is here to share a picture perfect #SimplyG45 card set with us. Elena's cards are simple and elegant. Through the careful selection of paper sheets and thoughtful use of layers with minimal embellishments, she is able to come up with four unique designs that display her talent and the beauty of the paper itself. Creating multiple designs with a similar template is a great way to increase variety, while still maintaining the ability to produce a greater volume of Portrait of a Lady cards-perfect for invitations to or give away at large events. Check out her YouTube video for a complete walk through of her process. Also, be sure to stick around until the end to find out who this week's lucky randomly chosen blog prize winner is!
“Portrait of a Lady is a perfect collection if you would like to create something vintage and feminine.
I guess that creating simple cards is quite easy with this collection. You don’t need to make them complicated and busy with the embellishments. All you need is just a few paper layers and die cuts.
I created 4 cards, using almost the same elements but with the different papers. I have already shared this idea earlier, but this time I wanted to focus on the paper as the main eye-catching detail. The only thing I never miss in my cards is the foam pads or cardboard leftovers that I used to mount my paper layers.
You don’t need to add flowers indeed, however a few small flowers will add more delicacy to your cards.
I filmed the process while creating one of my cards. You can see that it’s quite easy to recreate, and you do not need a lot of time for it. Actually, what can take your time is picking only the most appropriate paper layer.” ~Elena Olinevich
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This week's prize package is valued over $95 and includes three Patterns & Solids paper pads and Die-Cut Tags & Pockets from Vintage Hollywood, Portrait of a Lady, and Midnight Masquerade, along with a Deep Square Matchbook Box. The lucky winner is Karen Ewert, who said, "Love these mini projects...and the great giveaways...thanks for a chance to win!" Thank you for reading and commenting Karen! To claim your prize email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you have enjoyed Elena's elegant Portrait of Lady cards today! We are so grateful to you for being here and to her provide such a beautiful project to bring us all together. Quick cards are one of the most functional crafts to create, because there is always an occasion around the corner to let someone know you are thinking of them. We hope you are able to take these ideas with you in your future cardmaking. We'd love to hear what events you have coming up that you are creating cards for in the comments below. Have a great weekend G45ers. Remember to come back next week for more beautiful Brand Ambassador creations and of course for another chance to win the weekly blog prize.