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Step By Step Guide to Dimensional Cards: Elena Olinevich's Farewell Post

Posted by Graphic 45 06/04/2018 56 Comment(s) Cards,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

 Are you looking to make your cards, well all your paper projects more dimensional?  If you answerd yes, you are in the right place.  Today, Brand Ambassador from Russia, Elena Olinevich shares a fantastic step by step video guide on how to add embellishments and depth to your cards using our Little Women paper collection and Metal Clock Keys.  To go the extra mile Elena also has three great tips any papercrafter could use in the creative process.  Be sure to leave your love in the comments below to make this farewell post a memorable one.  


To go along with all this fun we have a new weekly contest and free printable project sheet for you below as well!   


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Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or Facebook to be entered to win! This week’s prize package is a Seasons Tag & Pocket Album Kit, a $40 value.  The Winner will be announced on the blog Friday, June 8th.

Looking to recreate this project at home?  Check out the step by step project sheet here.  You can find 30+ more project sheets on our website under the Inspiration under Project Sheets tab as well.  


Floral Card

By Elena Olinevich


"I love creating floral cards but sometimes I struggle with adding more and more flower, since it is not a savvy way.

So today I want to share some tips how you can stretch the feeling that your project has more flowers as it is in real life.



Well, I made this card using beautiful Little Women Collection, it has a few floral patterns, but since I’ve used 8x8 Paper pad, some of the flowers were not easy to cut out due to the small size.


So here is my list what to do with the flowers:

  1. the most easiest way is to cut out the flowers from the papers. You don’t need to make endless fussy cutting but you can focus on those flowers that have the color that is most needed for your project and you don’t have the needed embellishments in your stash

in my case I used mostly the tiny blue cut out flowers



However, you can fussy cut and more and add them as small accents over the main flower clusters.



2. the next tip is to combined large flowers. Sometimes it is quite challenging to use the large flowers, as you need to add a few small ones to reach the balance on your project.

What I have discovered from my experience is that you can make the small parts from a large flower, for instance, to use only one or few petals of it. It will create an illusion of the dimension as well as it gives the feeling the you have enough small flowers or leaves to play with on your card.



3. add chipboard frames or images of flowers, they have an alternative texture and will allow you to escape using too many of floral embellishments.


For my sentiment, I used the tag “Celebrate”  from the ATC Banners Set. I think it works great there


I hope that some of my tips were useful for you and you can incorporate them in your projects.


You can also check my simple tutorial on how I arranged the flowers on my card here.


Floral Card for Graphic 45 with Little Women


So sad here is my very last post on this blog. I am so thankful for the Graphic 45 family for this amazing opportunity. The last 2 years revealed my passion for papercraft and I enjoyed so much creating with G45 products. Also, I want to thank everyone who has left the comments on my posts, you are so generous and I was always so happy to read them. I am not saying farewell as I am going to create with Graphic 45 and cannot leave this great society of crafters.” ~Elena



Little Women 8x8 Pad

Little Women Chipboard

Staples - Celebrate-ATC Ivory Tags

Staples - Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys

Graphic 45 Supplies:


Other Supplies:

  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Petaloo Flower
  • Prima Marketing Stem Flower


We want to send our gratitude and love to Elena for two wonderful years full of water coloring, layouts, cards, and elegance.  Thanks to you as well for joining us here today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for another fond farewell for Einat Kessler.  Until then... 


Happy Papercrafting!

56 Comment(s)

Kate LeBlanc:
06/04/2018, 10:18:42 AM

Thank you Elena for sharing your incredible talent. Graphic 45 gives us their magical papers and products and you spin them into something truly amazing. Good luck in all you do!

Sharon Gullikson:
06/04/2018, 10:42:53 AM

The lion is such a great addition--it makes it very European looking. Nice job all year. I have really enjoyed seeing your projects. I love your elegant style.

Maryann Laursen:
06/04/2018, 10:42:54 AM

WOUW sooooo many totaslly amazing and stunning projects over the past 2 years here Elena. I´ll definitelæy be missing all your fabulous projects here, but glad to hear, that it´s not a farewell but see you later, cause I´ve really enjoyed everyone of your lovely projects, no matter what you´ve been doing and hope to keep on finidng loads of inspiration from your work for many many more years in the future too. Best of luck with all your new ventures comming after this here.

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:22:11 PM

Thank you, dear Maryann, you are always so kind

Jean marmo:
06/04/2018, 10:43:13 AM

Thank you for the inspiration with the beautiful G45 collections.

06/04/2018, 10:45:40 AM,

Great tutorial, love all the layers... gave me some ideas to add to my card making.

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:22:51 PM

so happy you found a new idea to try

Kathy Jo Wood:
06/04/2018, 10:56:02 AM,

Lovely tutorial.Thank you for inspiring us for two years! Looking forward to seeing more inspiration from you all in the blogosphere!

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:23:42 PM

Of course, thank you

Marie-claire farinelli:
06/04/2018, 11:30:09 AM

Je viens de découvrir votre site et les papiers ils sont tous aussi beaux les uns que les autres,à mon anniversaire, je demanderais à mes filles de me commander du papier ici haha!

06/04/2018, 11:45:11 AM

What an awesome project! Thank you for sharing your inspiration.

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:24:54 PM

We are all here to share our ideas with each other

Ava Gavloski:
06/04/2018, 12:06:53 PM

Lovely presentation Elena. All the best in the future.

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:24:05 PM

Thank you, Ava

Babi Kind:
06/04/2018, 12:07:48 PM,

Beautiful Card, Elena! Thanks for sharing!

Traci Adiego:
06/04/2018, 12:45:12 PM

Very pretty card. Love all the flowers they add great dimension.

06/04/2018, 12:52:15 PM, www,

Elena, it has been such a joy to be on this team with you for the past 2 years! Your projects have always been beautiful and inspiring. I know the future holds all good things for you! Sending you off with my warmest wishes! xo

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:25:51 PM

Dear Kathy, it was such a pleasure for me to be with you on this dream team. Thank you

Sue D:
06/04/2018, 12:53:45 PM

Very pretty floral card!

06/04/2018, 12:56:50 PM

Thank you for sharing you inspiration

Michele Lewis:
06/04/2018, 12:57:26 PM

Another sad goodbye! I love the project you shared with us today and thank your for the many tips and tricks you shared!! Thank you!

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:26:44 PM

Thank you, Michele. you are welcome and it's my pleasure

Regina Harrison:
06/04/2018, 01:01:53 PM

I am going to miss your posts. I remember 2 years ago when they were showing projects I wrote in to say how excited I was to see your work. I am thrilled you will still be designing for G45. You have always been one of my favorites:)

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:27:24 PM

Oh, Regina, thank you so much, you made me feel blush

Donna Flowers:
06/04/2018, 01:06:42 PM,

Wonderful tips for dimensional cards. I love adding elements but always unsure of the layout and balance. Thanks for sharing your ideas and creations Elena!

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:28:37 PM

Thank you Donna, you just need to relax and to enjoy while creating, this is the only secret and a great tip

Deborah Cook:
06/04/2018, 01:18:34 PM

sad to see Elena go, she does such beautiful projects. Best wishes to her. Thanks for a chance to win The Little Women prize pack this week. This is one collection that I missed out on. :(

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:29:22 PM

Thank you, Deborah I wish you good luck with winning this collection

Carol G.:
06/04/2018, 01:32:45 PM

What a beautiful final project Elena has provided. Many thanks to her and all the departing ambassadors who have given us so many beautiful ideas to inspire us! We will miss you!

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:30:12 PM

We will keep on sharing our projects on G45 community page

06/04/2018, 01:36:11 PM,

I love all the embellishments Elena created - a beautiful card! Good luck, Elena!

Ellen Haydon:
06/04/2018, 01:57:27 PM

I always love to see any of your projects. They are so well thought. Thank you Elena

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:31:26 PM

Thank you, Ellen. Glad to see that someone noticed it needs time and thought too to create)))

Diana Dillon:
06/04/2018, 02:18:38 PM

Thank you so much for another great project and your tips. I never thought of using parts of flowers to create an illusion of more. So glad to hear you are not truly leaving, just stepping down. Thank you for all that you have shared.

Elena Olinevich:
06/04/2018, 02:32:38 PM

Well sometimes you are not able to buy everything you want, so why not to save on something

06/04/2018, 02:24:06 PM

Thank you Elena. Your tips are very helpful.

Rebecca Rosas:
06/04/2018, 02:26:18 PM

Sweet card, Elena! Best of luck to you!

Susan Ashby:
06/04/2018, 02:31:45 PM

I have the LW papers and really love these projects. So thankful for the idea and instructions. And thank you Elena for all your creations.

Diane F:
06/04/2018, 02:35:55 PM

Another beautiful project, Elena! Thank you for the inspiration and those awesome tips. You have given me some great ideas!

Bev Drake:
06/04/2018, 02:59:24 PM

Sorry you are leaving . Love the vibrant flower touches & great ideas to use some of the many I have. Thank you so much. Bev

06/04/2018, 03:02:13 PM

Thanks for all the inspiration, Elena!

06/04/2018, 03:22:03 PM

Awh so sad to see you go...such amazing talent!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Sweet and delicate.

06/04/2018, 04:56:45 PM

Elena, you will be missed! Pleased to have known your work!

06/04/2018, 05:00:29 PM

Another great project, I really love the arrangement on this one. I just need more crafting time! :-)

Katrina Adams:
06/04/2018, 05:34:33 PM

Please enter me in the weekly blog contest.

Anne McIntosh:
06/04/2018, 05:51:59 PM

This card is beautiful! I will miss Elena's paper art and hope for great things in her future.

Margaret hochstrasser:
06/04/2018, 06:10:29 PM

Little women is one of my favorite books (and movie). I always think of them with flower gardens. These papers go right along with that. Lovely.

Carla Hundley:
06/04/2018, 06:15:43 PM

Gorgeous card and love all the flowers on it. Carla from Utah

Terri Williams:
06/04/2018, 06:43:55 PM

Such a gorgeous project. I'm definitely going to try my hand at it. I love Graphic 45 paper collections, especially this one

Jeanne Beam:
06/04/2018, 08:39:42 PM

Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing....

Shelley Scarbro:
06/04/2018, 09:14:52 PM

Awesome project! Love this kit! ❤️

Lin Mims:
06/04/2018, 09:27:43 PM

Beautiful and stunning by the additional tiny fussy cut flowers. Thank you for sharing your creativity with all of us. G45 papers are so appealing to the eye it is hard to cut them, however, when I see the finished project, whether it is a card, album or other the papers are all the more stunning. Love all things Graphic 45!!

Glenda Buster:
06/04/2018, 09:50:16 PM

Elena, beautiful card. Thank you for the tips and video! I’ve loved your peojects.

06/04/2018, 10:08:01 PM,

Thanks for your inspirations during past two years! Lovely tutorial and beautiful project!

Ann Cassen:
06/04/2018, 10:44:40 PM

I loved watching how you started out layering and kept building upon it. Thanks for a great tutorial.

Laurie Bradshaw:
06/05/2018, 12:44:45 AM

What a wonderful video. I will take hints from it! Thank you for all your ideas and great inspiration! Best wishes in your next adventure!

Debbie Siddle:
06/05/2018, 02:28:45 AM

Well done to Elena for all your hard work and original creations. xx

06/05/2018, 05:09:03 AM

I'm sure you will be missed by everyone, thank you for all your beautiful and inspirational contents - good luck with future pursuits

Sandra Featherston:
06/05/2018, 06:24:21 AM

So lovely. So inspiring. I will surely miss your talent.

Dorothy McCarthy:
06/05/2018, 06:44:27 AM,

I love this card!! Thanks for sharing!

Sue MacFall:
06/05/2018, 01:06:46 PM

What a lot f inspiration for us. thank you Elena , for all your projects. Have really enjoyed trying them.

Kathlene Clark:
06/06/2018, 12:19:08 PM,

I love Elena's tips for adding floral dimension to projects. Those tiny blue cut out flowers....perfection! Thank you Elena for all the lovely inspiration these past years.

Brenda Eastman:
06/06/2018, 01:15:27 PM

Beautiful and creative. Wonderful inspiration. Thank you.

Suzanne S Schlabs:
06/06/2018, 01:36:49 PM

Beautiful, inspirational, creative, THANK YOU

Brian Poteraj:
06/06/2018, 02:05:01 PM

So many different textures and elements. I like the combination. The addition of flowers to the paper flowers looks really good.

Devra Joy:
06/07/2018, 12:11:06 AM

Another beautiful project!

Joan Howaniec:
06/07/2018, 11:15:00 AM

So gorgeous!! Can't wait to incorporate some of these techniques! Best wishes on your future ventures.

Kathleen E Capachione:
06/07/2018, 09:05:15 PM

Thanks for sharing. You inspire me.

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