December 1st through December 12th, on the Graphic 45 Blog, you will see a card designed by me, plus a gift tutorial inspired by my card and created by one of the current G45 team!On the Seventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me...
I made a red 5x5-inch card, lined with cream cardstock. I used gold metallic and green cardstock for matting the designer paper. Because the Swans strip on the Joyeux Noel paper contained red and blue, I decided to add the blue to the traditional red/green color combo on this card. I think it gives everything an "icy" feel.
I painted a Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole Staple with white paint. When it was dry, I rubbed it with glitter glue to add sparkle. I glued pearls to the "screw holes" of the keyhole. I paired the fancy keyhole with vintage-style flowers and a crystal spray.
I die cut the swan image and matted it with dark green cardstock. I hand cut the sentiment to look like a vintage banner. A bit of chalk ink makes it look like an old sign.
I decorated the inside of the card a sticker and a few strips of paper.
Now go over to the Graphic 45 Blog to see Denise J's gift tutorial! I hope you go on to visit at Denise's Blog! She has a layered, vintage style that you have to see to believe! I am in awe of her altered books and boxes!
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Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas papers:
Holly and Ivy
My True Love
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Graphic 45 The Twelve Days of Christmas Cardstock Stickers
Graphic 45 Ornate Metal Keyhole Staples
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers Original ColorMates Light
Berry Red, Light Totally Tan, Elan Metallics Mocha
Flowers, leaf: Petaloo
Crystal Spray: Pro 31 Designs
Pearls: Couture Creations
Die cut templates: Spellbinders Large and Small Labels
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk Chestnut Roan
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles Star Dust
Paint: white acrylicAdhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scotch 3M ATG tape runner; Beacon Fabri-trac; Aleene's Tacky Glue