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

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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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 8×8 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!

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