Fabulous Finds… Tuesday? Graphic 45

I know it’s a little early for a Fabulous Finds Friday, but I couldn’t wait to share these cards made with Graphic 45 papers. I’m a huge Graphic 45 fan, but these papers are so different from my “image” of the company’s metal products and embellies, I was immediately intrigued.

Sweet baby papers, but with a vintage flair — so Graphic 45! From the Little Darlings collection.

Here’s the first card (all decorative papers from Graphic 45):

The wonderful rocking hourse image (Close To My Heart) was black embossed on a scrap, then cut with a Spellbinders die, as was the black layer. The background was stamped using the Hero Arts envelope lining stamp and speckled ornaments stamp in Memories Soft Sage. The edge of the text paper was distressed then inked with the same soft sage.

Is this a cutie or what? (baby words and self-stick lace by Hero Art). “Baby” was inked with aqua ColorBox pigment ink then clear embossed. The edges were distressed and inked with Hero Arts Soft Sand shadow ink.

For the next card, I face a real dilemma. These papers are two-sided and it almost killed me to cut up this adorable side:

But cut I did and here’s what happened:

Same basic techniques, same CTMH stamp. The lacey piece is from a knit blanket a friend gave me. The blanket itself was worn, torn and stained, so I cut off the edges. I thought about trimming the edge a bit more neatly, but decided I liked it a little ragged.

Thanks for coming by!

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