Happy Fri-yay crafty friends! We are thrilled to share an inked up and crumpled card set with you today featuring our Garden Goddess and our Decades Ink Pads. This super cute Mini Card Set and #G45VideoTutorial are by Brand Ambassador extraordinaire, Nichola Battilana. Following the video tutorial, we have the BIG winner of our Blog Contest to announce. So grab your scissors and let's create some handmade cards!
Garden Goddess Card Set
“Spring eludes me. There was snow on the ground when I awoke today, and more is expected by the end of the week. I’ve been daydreaming of buds and blooms forever. With that in mind, I’ve made a simple set of six bright and cheery Garden Goddess cards to get me through this lingering winter weather.
There’s a lot of fussy cutting in those cards, but the assembly is simple. The exact same steps are used to create the entire set of six different cards.
To begin, fussy cut loads and loads of flowers and leaves from the Garden Goddess collection. Loads. A lot. More than you think you’ll ever use. You’ll also want to cut out some figures which will be the central focus for your cards.
Next, I create a bunch of crumply, colored background sheets. My set includes three themed colours used in the Garden Goddess collection: green, pink and yellow. I prepared backgrounds in each of the colours using Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss, Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink and Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace to match perfectly.
To create the backgrounds cut plain white paper smaller than the folded card size. Spritz with water and crumple into a loose ball. After crumpling gently roll it on the Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad of your choice. Unfurl the crumpled paper, then smoosh in some additional colour. Unfurl again, lay flat, and let dry.
The cards are created by layering a cut piece of Garden Goddess paper, a crumpled background and a round frame cut using the Square Tag & Clock Dies, all in the same colour theme, on top of a plain white card.
With the base in place, a goddess is added (I added wings to mine), then flowers, and a Garden Goddess sentiment. Most of the embellishing is kept to the bottom and sides, with a couple of flowers added to the top corners. The focus is the Goddess in the centre of each card.
I couldn’t resist adding a few butterflies from Flutter as a final touch.
I have a #g45videotutorial video to show you just how easy these come together.
That wasn’t so hard right?! You got this!
Here are all of the bits you’ll need to create this entire set of Garden Goddess cards.” ~Nichola
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Garden Goddess Collection papers
- Square Tag & Clock Dies
- Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Antique Moss
- Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Precious Pink
- Clearsnap Decades Dye Pad Venetian Lace
- Printed Fairy Wings on Transparency Sheet
- Plain white paper
- Plain white base card
- Foam spacer squares
Graphic 45 Blog Contest
This week’s prize package included a Club G45 Vol 02 Kit, a $50+ value.
The winner is… Terri Wilbanks!
This is what Terri had to say on our blog: “Good luck to all that try out. So thankful for all the very talented designers. Can't wait to see what they have waiting for us.”
What a great way to start a weekend! Full of inspiration and joy. Big thanks to Nichola for sharing these delightful cards and the video process. Be sure to leave your love and feedback in the comments below. Have a wonderfully creative weekend, and as always…