Winter is the perfect time to get in some solid crafting time and add a little color and florals to those dark and cold days. Today on the Graphic 45 blog, Card Making Mastermind, Jeanne Jachna shares these bright and beautiful Blossom Cards. Take note on how she preps her products before she starts creating. We hope you are staying safe and warm out there!
Blossom Card Set
“Hello my crafty friends! I hope you’re having a great day! Winter has unleashed itself here in the Midwest the past few days and I’m looking forward to Spring and the return of colorful flowers to my world. While I wait, I’m happy to have a sweet escape in my craft room with the Graphic 45 Blossom Collection.
This collection includes magnificent florals that are absolutely stunning. The color scheme is a jewel tone with shades of emerald, sapphire, and ruby.
I always begin my creative process by exploring the collection. I break apart the die cuts, add baby powder to the back of all the stickers so I can move them around as I like without them sticking to things. I cut the papers into smaller pieces that makes them easier to manage (I cut the 8” pad sheets in half), and finally, start arranging the elements on pieces of plastic the size of my card base. The plastic sheets make it easy to see what the cards will look like as I layer the plastic over the different paper prints.
I like to combine elements like the circles (on the above card) and other die-cut elements/stickers before I adhere them in place or choose background layers.
Pearls and die cuts make pretty embellishments. I love how the die-cut corners from the Policy and Decorative dies set are sized perfectly for stacking the sticker photo corners. The sticker sheet includes several borders to add to your designs, and everything is perfectly color coordinated.
Enjoy a taste of spring with the beautiful iris, dahlia, and other gorgeous blooms you’ll find in the Blossom Collection. They’re a sweet escape from the winter chill and will have you feeling refreshed in no time!” ~ Jeanne
All cards Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Graphic 45 Supply List:
Blossom Collection 8” Paper Pad
Matte Pearl Gems (back in stock Spring 2021)
A Cherry on Top Item Numbers for Gallery
514-83058, 514-83062, 514-40041