Friday, March 29, 2013

Graphic 45 Birds

This is one of those cards that came together quickly. When I saw the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches,  I knew that it was time to reach for my Graphic 45. You might say I've been a little hesitant to use it. It's one of those paper collections that I love, but resist using because I want the perfect project for it. The Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue cardstock has a whole sheet of wonderful images. That's were I got the birds. I started by cutting the image of the birds from the patterned paper and then matted it at an angle to a piece of black cardstock. Then I tore a tree branch from brown cardstock, inked it and layered it over a piece of green cardstock that I had put through the paper crimper. I added punched leaves and layered all the pieces on the patterned mat. I inked around the edges of the patterned paper, then layered this on a black mat. I also inked around the edges of the card base.

Supplies: Cardbase: Paper Studios, Ink: Fiber Scraps: e-z Walnut Ink,Memento, Punch: no name on it, Tree branch: handmade, Cardstock: Cordinations (chocolate), Bazzill (green), Patterned Paper: Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue, Adhesive: Scotch ATG, Scotch Quick Dry.


  1. Love your use of that Travelogue bird card, Brenda!

  2. G45 does make some awesome images!

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  3. What a lovely card! I love those birds! That hand torn tree branch is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Beautiful image! Love the branch and leaves! Thanks for joining us at FMS!

  5. A very beautiful idea to process this admirable toucans on a card! This is gorgeous, Brenda!
    I greet you warmly as my new follower, thank you very much!

    Rosi x