Thursday, January 27, 2011

Graphic 45 Communique Collection - Part 1

I'm so excited about today's card(s).  I swear this first one created itself.  I love Graphic 45.  The colors are so vibrant and fun.  The designs are sophisticated and easy to use.  I just eat them up.  I saw some of the new Graphic 45 line coming out at CHA this week and it didn't disappoint.

Here are two cards.

The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby.  It is a lovely black with a slight ruffle.  The black cardstock is recollections line from Michaels'. The red cardstock came from my LSS and they don't label ANYTHING.  I have a TON of embellishments from Creative Charms.  I absolutely love them, in fact I love them so much that I hate to use them.  If you haven't had a chance to see their store, you can go here.  Luckily, I love the Graphic 45 so much, I hate to use it so all of this worked well together.  I swapped out the pearl center on the velvet flowers for one of the small vintage brads.  The sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts.  I'm in love with this line.  It has fun phrases and great images.  The edges are inked with Color Box Terra Cotta ink.

Here is a similar card.
I loved the idea of an old-fashion phone.  In fact, I found three or four carts with a phone but I thought this one would look the best.  It is from Summer in Paris.  I bought this cart last summer and I think this is the first time I've ever used it.  It really is sad because it has lovely images.  I'm thinking I might use some other cuts with this paper line.

I used another velvet flower from Creative Charms.  I also added some of the black gradient gems.  I decided the card needed a little more so I used glossy accents on the bottom of the phone.  I'm not certain how well I like it.  Maybe it'll work when it is completely dry.  It looks a little messy right now.

Finally, I have a sneak peek for you.  I'm not done playing with this line from Graphic 45.  Here is a part of tomorrow's card.

Dress forms seem to be all the rage these days.  I thought I would add one but I'm going to need to decorate it a bit.  What do you think I should do?  Check back tomorrow for my ideas.


Jean said...

Cute card. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB.

Helen said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

Kate said...

Lovely card. That phone is a gorgeous cut!
Thanks so much for playing with us at FCCB!