I am so delighted to have an opportunity to submit my design entry to Graphic 45. This is my first time ever submitting a Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador entry!
I chose a variety of Graphic 45 products to create this design. First, let me start by saying “Flutter” is a stunningly beautiful paper collection! The representation of color, floral design, moths/butterflies, and of course beetles is outstanding and lent itself to this design so beautifully.
The Deep Rectangle Matchbook Box from Graphic 45 provided the perfect fit for size album I designed and created with plenty of additional space for lots of photos and memorabilia.
I used a variety of Prima Marketing Inc./Finnabair Patina, Opal Magic, and Metallique pastes and pastes to add color to the box. Liquitex Gesso and Blended Fibers for the foundation and texture was added for the base texture.
Flowers and leaves/stems were created using the Graphic 45 Large Tag, ATC Tag & Flower Metal Die set. I chose several different shades of green cardstock to add variety in color. I complimented the greenery with different shades of cardstock for the flowers. The centers of the flowers were embellished with a variety of “bling” elements from Queen & Company and Want2Scrap. I fussy cut tiny white flowers from the Iridescent paper and used my blossom shaper to pop the petals up. A few additional flowers from 49 And Market added variety. The colorful moths and butterflies were fussy cut from the Iridescent paper. I shaped the wings to add movement and interest.
The 5 ¼” X 7 ¼” mini album has a chipboard base and three-page units. The solid cardstock used was Recollections brand. Each page unit features pockets for tags and photos, magnet elements, and punch pockets for even more photos, journaling cards or memorabilia. The size of the album fits perfectly in the matchbook box providing enough space in the album for even more embellishments. Finally, a coordinating ribbon and large brads finish off the spine of the album. A bit of simplicity to compliment the lovely design motifs in the paper.
I wish to thank Graphic 45 for inspiring my design and creativity with “Flutter”. I look forward to creating another project design with this collection.
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