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Inky Good Times Featuring G45 Decades Ink - Olga Heldwein's Farewell Post

Posted by Graphic 45 05/24/2018 36 Comment(s) Cards,Mixed Media,Tutorials,Videos,#SimplyG45,

Hello, G45ers!

 Welcome to a jam-packed blog complete with 2 Cards Featuring Graphic 45 Metal Dies, art journaling, and video tutorials!  All three of these mixed media beauties have been created by German Brand Ambassador, Olga Heldwein.  These projects showcase Olga's talents and extraordinary eye for style and design, all using our Decades Ink.  Help us make this farewell a special one by leaving your love in the comments below.  

Clearsnap Decades Dye Inkpad Package



Two Cards Featuring G45 Metal Dies

By Olga Heldwein


 “Hey, guys!
So Today two really similar cards with using G45 dies!! Yes! D I E S. They are very intricate but they cut like butter you have 3 sets to choose from and today I want to share some tips about them.

How I created this project and how to make flower itself you can check out in short Instagram videos.
For my first example, I use collection Sun Kissed.  I cut out some elements with Dies and created Flowers.
To make dimensional flowers you will need round object using metal flower shaping tool but you can do it also with the back of your brush. I’m pressing my tool to bend paper and shape it in round form and I'm treating each of my die cut flowers like that.
I'm gluing all flowers together and mount steams inside and they are ready to go. 





DIY Paper Flower Tutorial 


Handmade Nautical Card Tutorial


The second card Is based on the same idea But I use watercolor paper and G45 Inks. To fill up all gaps  I use some cut outs from Floral Shoppe.


Graphic 45 Supplies:



Queen of Diamond - Art Journal Page

By Olga Heldwein


Queen of diamonds is my next approach to journaling. I layered up some cutouts from different G45 collections and assembled this piece together with my photo.

I also have a video with this one in case you would like tore-created it.


Queen of Diamonds Art Journaling Tutorial Video



Graphic 45 Supplies:


This is my last post on G45 blog for now. I'm so happy I could be a part of this amazing family for a while. This time here was very creative for me. Thank you all graphic 45’ers for amazing support and feedback it was a huge honor to be able to inspire you time to time. Thank you all from bottom of my heart and I hope we will still meet time to time across the web.” ~Olga



Weekly Blog Contest

Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package includes Off to the Races 12x12 Paper Pad, 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, Chipboard, Die-Cut Banners, and three embellishments from our Staples collection, a $73+ value. The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, May 25th.


“Life is a journey, not a destination.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


We want to express our gratitude to Olga for all the amazing mixed media projects she has shared with us these last two years, we have enjoyed everyone!  And, thank you for joining us for these special farewell posts.  Be sure to leave your comments below to be entered to win this week's prize package, and come back again tomorrow to find out who will win!  


Happy Papercrafting!

36 Comment(s)

Michele Lewis:
05/24/2018, 10:51:29 AM

This has been a sad week with so many of our ambassadors saying goodbye! It feels like family is leaving home. I will miss your beautiful creations Olga! I hope you stay in touch! Thank you Graphic 45 for the beautiful prize package and for the inspiration you bring to us every day!

Regina Harrison:
05/24/2018, 11:18:55 AM

I really love these cards especially the thinking of you, so pretty. Thank you for all the inspiration these last 2 years. I will really miss seeing your projects:)

05/24/2018, 11:34:30 AM

Fabulous projects, thanks for all the hints and tips. Inspirational!

Sharon Gullikson:
05/24/2018, 11:52:24 AM

The rope is such a cool addition to the nautical card. You ladies are so appreciated for your designs. You inspire me!! I am sorry to see you go, but good luck in whatever you do craftily :)

Brian Poteraj:
05/24/2018, 11:53:26 AM

The boats go great with the clock (time for the beach). Nice job.

Cheryl Wells:
05/24/2018, 12:06:09 PM

Beautiful, beautiful cards!!!

Dorothy Ferguson:
05/24/2018, 12:09:39 PM

WOW! Your cards are amazing. Thank You so much for the tutorials..

Sue D:
05/24/2018, 12:16:57 PM

Fabulous projects. Love the flowers and the rope.

Laura Icalloes:
05/24/2018, 12:18:44 PM

So many amazing people that have goven is so many beautiful projects and inspiring ideas. All will be missed!

Kate Imus:
05/24/2018, 12:47:44 PM

Thank you for all your time, creativity and wonderful projects! We'll miss you!

Kathleen E Capachione:
05/24/2018, 01:05:17 PM

Thank you Olga. You will be missed. G45 thanks for sharing your amazing ambassadors with us. Your paper collections and talent have inspired me """"

Betty M Sherman:
05/24/2018, 01:21:36 PM

Love these dimensional flowers! They add a lovely element to these beautiful cards. Thank you for these inspirational examples.

Martie Rollin:
05/24/2018, 01:23:27 PM

While mixed media projects are not for me, I can well appreciate all the time and effort involved in each project. LOVE the handmade flowers!

05/24/2018, 01:23:55 PM

These are fabulous projects, thanks for sharing them with us!

05/24/2018, 02:25:59 PM

Olga, thank you for all the beautiful creations you have shared using the great G 45 collections!

Mary Morel:
05/24/2018, 03:13:49 PM

Beautiful work! Thank you for all the gorgeous ideas you’ve given us.

05/24/2018, 03:22:38 PM

I adore this paper pad,

Charlene Brummitt:
05/24/2018, 03:23:21 PM

Love the way you are using the paper in this way. Will check out your videos. Thank you

Michelle Nettleton:
05/24/2018, 03:31:18 PM

Oh Olga I have fond memories of your beautiful creations! Hope to see you and your creative spirit in the future!

Krstina Vazquez:
05/24/2018, 03:44:49 PM

These are fabulous projects. I cant wait to work with some of those dies.

05/24/2018, 04:28:51 PM

What a creative group of ambassadors! Thank you. The best.....

Ellen Haydon:
05/24/2018, 05:46:05 PM

Thank you for so many projects that you have give us. You will be missed.

05/24/2018, 06:20:30 PM, Http://

Olga, I have loved being your teammate these past two years! Your creations are always so imaginative and unique. You remind me to have FUN and to take chances. Wishing you all the best life has to offer! Xo

Cunthia X:
05/24/2018, 06:24:35 PM

Your cards are awesome, and the mix media is awesome.

Susan Ashby:
05/24/2018, 06:25:21 PM

Love all your beautiful projects Olga.mmbest wishes.

Glenda Buster:
05/24/2018, 07:52:38 PM

Olga thank you for the many wonderful projects and tips you’ve shared. I’ll miss seeing your work on the G45 Blog. Today’s projects and videos are spectexular!

Holly Hatch:
05/24/2018, 09:07:43 PM

Thank you, Olga, for some beautiful projects. You truly have an amazing eye for beauty and your use of the G45 papers, inks, and ephemera inspires me.

Judy Phillips:
05/24/2018, 11:34:19 PM

Thank you, Olga, for these last beautiful projects! You will be missed!

Susan Tomlinson:
05/24/2018, 11:59:48 PM

Super cards to drool over! I love creative people who share their knowledge. Best wishes to you, Olga. And mostly, I'm terribly addicted to G45! Thank you (G45) for your amazing ideas and feeding this (me) addict!

Debbie Siddle:
05/25/2018, 03:28:48 AM

What a lovely bunch of stuff. The Queen of Hearts really appeals to me. It's beautiful xxx

Sandra Featherston:
05/25/2018, 07:00:20 AM

I love the cards. The handmade flower is a nice touch.

Kirsty vittetoe:

Oh such gorgeous cards with those beautiful collection!

Anne McIntosh:
05/27/2018, 02:05:19 PM

Olga's creativity will be sorely missed! She inspires me to get out of my comfort zone and really CREATE! Thank you for the past years.

Ekaterina Timerbaeva:
05/28/2018, 10:09:45 AM

Thank you, Olga, for incredible works. You gave me a lot of inperation!

Sandi Nagel:
05/29/2018, 03:30:57 AM,

Oh what beautiful projects Olga! Thank you for all the inspiration that you've brought us. You'll be missed.Crafty Hugs, Sandi

Peggy Joyce:
05/29/2018, 03:39:15 PM

Love both of these projects. Thanks for the tutorials!!

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