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#G45DarkSide Card Set

Posted by Graphic 45 10/26/2018 31 Comment(s) Cards,


Hello, G45ers!

 Happy Fri-yay crafty friends!  Today we have a fully loaded and fun blog for you.  Starting with 2 cards by Babi Kind in celebration of our #G45DarkSide - October Challenge.  This month's challenge is super simple, just create a project using graphic 45 in the theme of Steampunk, Mixed Media, and/or Halloween.  Following these stunning cards we have our 12, that is right, not 1, not 2, but TWELVE Fall Sneak Peek Winners to announce, so be sure to check the list to see if you are a lucky winner of one of the $95 Fall release prize packages!  


#G45DarkSide - Dimensional Cards

By Babi Kind


“Hi Everyone!

I am back today with two cards for this month’s challenge.

Looking to do something different from my usual style, I made two cards with dark colours.  It’s always good to do something different every now and then.


I chose Olde Curiosity Shoppe to create both cards.  I love the golden shades and butterflies from this collection.



For my first card, I alternated the colors of the layers to create more contrast. I went from dark to light and finished with a black frame.



I cut this beautiful butterfly and glued it with foam tape to add depth to the card.


I added an old key on the butterfly and finished it off by sprinkling white gesso to it.



I followed the same pattern on my second card: Started with dark color and finished with a lighter paper.



I combined an Artist Trading Tag along with ATC Tag die to create the centerpiece. Then, I decorated with more papers, chipboard, and a butterfly.



Tip: Create beautiful details on your elements using embossing powder and an embossing pen.  For this project, I used gold embossing powder to match the papers.




Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great time crafting.”


~XOXO, Babi


Old Curiosity Shoppe—Deluxe Collector's Edition

Large Tag, ATC Tag and Flower Dies

Artist Trading Tags–Kraft

Antique Brass Ornate Metal Keys


Graphic 45 Supplies:



Congratulations Sneak Peek Winners!

Fall 2018 Sneak Peek Winners Announced!  If your name is on this list please email to claim your prize!  Prizes will be shipped late November when the new paper collections are available.  Congratulations winners, and thanks to everyone who made our Fall unveiling such a momentous event!  


What a great week!  Thank you all for joining us today, we hope you have a creative and crafty weekend!  Be sure to check out our Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube for more inspiration, and share your projects using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  As always... 


Happy Papercrafting!  


31 Comment(s)

BarbMac Vt:
10/26/2018, 11:53:10 AM

Love both cards! Congratulations to all twelve lucky winners! TFS!

Cathy Frailey:
10/26/2018, 11:57:37 AM,

OMG _ I'M ON THE LIST!! Thank you so oooo much!

Karen Wedding:
10/26/2018, 12:20:52 PM

Congratulations to all the winners. It's always so exciting. I love the butterflies. Great cards.

Anne McIntosh:
10/26/2018, 12:23:18 PM

I think I have some leftover Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper. I would love to honor Babi by making both of there lovelies! Sad I didn't make the winners list, but congratulations to all the winners!

Vanessa LeClear:
10/26/2018, 12:36:13 PM

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the embossing tip—why did I never think of that??? And congratulations to the winners!

Martie Rollin:
10/26/2018, 12:39:20 PM

WOW! Smiles to all the lucky winners! LOVED seeing both these lovely cards. I'm going to get one of those embossing pens...I like the thin lines that result. Nice!

Suzy Q:
10/26/2018, 12:43:30 PM

Congrats to all those winners!!! And beautiful cards too!

Sue MacFall:
10/26/2018, 01:05:04 PM

Butterflies always make for colourful cards - they are both beautiful, thank you.

Amy Green:
10/26/2018, 01:21:24 PM

I am so happy to have won! Congratulations to the rest of the winners and thank you to all who have congratulated us!

Sandra Rice:
10/26/2018, 01:29:38 PM

Congrats to all winners! Enjoy!

Kathy Brown:
10/26/2018, 01:37:19 PM

Love butterflies, love the cards, love anything Graphic 45 and congratulations to the 12 winner!!!!

Mrs. Jan Ross:
10/26/2018, 01:45:19 PM

I have the Olde Curiosity paper and adore your two cards. I had never seen the embossing pen before and will definitely put on my list. Great job.

10/26/2018, 02:10:15 PM

Congrats to all the lucky winners! Love the two cards, Babi! So pretty!

Jan Kennedy:
10/26/2018, 02:40:00 PM

Nice projects - esp. the butterflies! And congratulations to the winners!

Janice Adams:
10/26/2018, 02:42:16 PM

Loved the cards ,congratulations to all 12 winners !!

10/26/2018, 02:46:13 PM

So pretty!!!

She Fowl:
10/26/2018, 03:50:26 PM

Congrats to the the cards.

10/26/2018, 06:36:42 PM

Babi, love your cards and that you used the Graphic 45 Old Curiosity collection!

Diane Fountain:
10/26/2018, 07:15:06 PM

Love your talent!!!

10/26/2018, 07:35:44 PM

These cards are both beautiful, great tip on how to design like you did these, thank you for the tutorial.

Glenda Buster:
10/26/2018, 10:06:56 PM

Thank you to Babi for sharing these beautiful cards and the great tips. I had never realized that an embossing pen exists! Congratulations to all of the winners.

Maryann Laursen:
10/27/2018, 02:53:01 AM

2 absolut gorgeous cards here. I love butterflies and I love all blue shades, so especially the blue one is right up my alley for sure, but they´re both really beautiful Babbi. And WOOT WOOY I can´t get my arms down, as I read my name here on the list as a winner of these amazing new collections here. I´m soooooooo over the moon now, what an amazing message to wake up to here this morning. Thanks sooo soooo much for pulling my name out here. And a biiig congrats to all the other winners too.

Debbie Siddle:
10/27/2018, 03:25:45 AM

Well done to the winners. What a beautiful projects xx

Arianna Barbara:
10/27/2018, 04:50:48 AM

Stunning cards!!! Congrats to all the lucky winners!!!

10/27/2018, 09:30:57 AM

Both cards are fabulous! Love the dimension the old key brings and I'm a huge fan of anything scripty, so I love the BG papers.

Ellen Haydon:
10/27/2018, 02:56:19 PM

I so love the 2 cards you shared with us today. Thank you for the tips. I love all the dies and I bought them as soon as they were out. I have so many tags and flowers. Ellen from Phoenix

Sharon Gullikson:
10/29/2018, 12:19:19 PM

The butterflies look so wonderful with the background, they should be framed. They really look gorgeous!!!!

Teresa Trump:
10/29/2018, 01:14:44 PM

I love the dimensional layer, as well as the use of the key. Dark to light is a great idea. Butterflies are my thing and a big percentage of the time I put one or more on my cards. Love the use of the tags and chip board for layers. Awesome.

Stephanie Cook:
10/29/2018, 02:01:15 PM

Congratulations to all the winners, love the cards too!

Rosann Barnes:
10/29/2018, 07:51:46 PM

Babi those dimensional cards are gorgeous !! Congrats to Sneak Peek Winners :)

She Fowl:
10/29/2018, 08:12:52 PM

Love the dimensions on these cards.

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