Monday, March 11, 2013

Graphic 45: French Country "Bonjour" card

Hello blogging lovelies, it's me again with another project for this wonderful Monday! ♥

If you haven't had the opportunity to partake in the gorgeous new French Country papers by Graphic 45, you are certainly missing out! These papers are fabulous in every sense, with the perfect touch of vintage Graphic 45! And with this release, Graphic 45 added some new products including the coordinating French Country Banners, French Country Flowers, and 6x6 Patterns & Solids.

Let me talk you through some of the photos of this card I created using Graphic 45's French Country...

The card I created is 5 1/2" x 5 1/2", with a kraft card stock base. The papers layers are from the new French Country 6x6 patterns and solids pack.

I used some of the coordinating French Country chipboard, and combined the use of the new banners. I popped up the banners using some dimensionals...

I added an ornate metal key hole, and added some burlap twine tied in a bow...

I used the scallop border from the French Country sticker sheet and the "Bonjour" label is from the French Country Tags and Pockets set.

You can also see the 3 Staples Stamped Metal Brads from this angle. I removed the prongs of the brad and adhered only the "head" of the brad using Glossy Accents...

 Here's another look at those stamped metal brads up close. The flowers are by Recollections and Prima...
(NOTE: a full product list is included at the bottom of this post.)

You can see the black doily "peeking" from the back. The Ornate Metal Key hole is layered on top of a small Metal Tag. I love the layered look. A little bit of Glossy Accents bonds metal to metal perfectly!

Here's a look at my finished card at another angle...

I completed the inside of my card using a combination of stickers and elements from the French Country Banners set...

Here is a video I put together showing you this card up close and explaining how I created it...

For more inspiration using Graphic 45's French Country, visit the Graphic 45 blog. If you aren't a member of the Graphic 45 Ning website, check it out and join. There is a ton of inspiration on the site and it's a great place to mingle with other Graphic 45 fans! ♥

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit! I will be back again later this week and I hope to see you here!

xoxo ♥,

Product List:

French Country Chipboard 1 & Chipboard 2
Metal Staples: Stamped Metal Brads, Metal Tag, Ornate Key Hole
Cheery Lynn Designs: English Tea Doily Die, Olive Branches 
Paper Trey Ink black card stock and white card stock
Ranger Distress Ink: Black Soot
Recollections & Prima flowers
Prima burlap leaves
Burlap string
3M ATG adhesive
Glossy Accents
Hot Glue


Unknown said...

Oh this is fabulous. When I first saw this line I didn't like it at all but your piece is so inspiring and so well done that it has totally changed my opinion of these papers.

Thanks for sharing your art and tallent

Ana said...

This is such a beautiful card. The collection is awesome and I'm definitely going to buy it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to create.

P.S. You inspired me to make a card from the one you posted using "A Place In Time" Collection. Thanks for all the great projects you share.

Marcy said...

Beautiful card Ar! So many pretty details as always. I love this and will be watching your vid soon! :)