Thursday, April 13, 2017

Thoroughbred Cards with Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45

Hi everyone!  I am up on the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts blog today, and I have a couple of cards to share with you.  When I saw the new frames and the horses shape set from Gypsy Soul Lasercuts, I knew I had to pair it with Graphic 45's Off to the Races paper collection. 

Let's take a look at the first card.  I cut a piece of Rusted cardstock to 4-1/2" x 12", folded in half to make a 4-1/2"x6" base card.  I matted the card front with the blue print paper cut just slightly smaller than the card base.

Paint the Flourished Frame Valerie Rectangle with Cascade chalk paint, using a foam dauber or blending tool. 

Cut out one of the images from the paper collection and glue it behind the frame.

Paint the double ended arrow leaf shape (shown below) with Spanish Moss chalk paint.

Glue the double ended arrow leaf shape to the center top of the frame.

Cut out the words "Off to the Races" from the paper collection, mat with a slightly larger piece of the green print paper, and adhere over the center of the double ended arrow leaf shape, as shown.

I selected two horse shapes from the set and first painted them with the carbon black chalk paint.  Then I added a coat of the deep brown creme wax to add a bit of depth to the color.

A border print was cut from the paper and adhered along the bottom edge below the frame.  Fussy cut some roses and leaves and layer with foam dots in a bouquet, as shown.  The horse was also glued to the bottom edge of the card.

Let's take a look at the second card.  

I cut a piece of Rusted card stock to 8-1/2" x 11, folded in half for a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card.  I matted the card front with two scraps of print paper and layered to fit just slightly smaller than the card front.

I just wanted a small portion of the Doodle Frame Square, so I cut it apart where the arrows are shown below.

I painted it with the Cascade chalk paint, using a foam blender tool.

I cut out one of the images from the print paper, matted it with black card stock, and adhered to the upper left side, using the piece from the Doodle Frame Square along the right edge, as shown.

Next, adhere the horse shape to the lower left, just below the print image.

I chose four floral shapes from the Doodles Set 1 and painted the three flowers with Burnt Orange chalk paint, the leave with Spanish Moss chalk paint.

I arranged them along the lower right edge of the card, as shown, and added a gold gem sticker to the flower centers.

Supplies used:
GSL Horses Shape Set
GSL Flourished Frame Valerie Rectangle
GSL Doodles Set 1
GSL Doodle Frame Square
Graphic 45 Off to the Races paper collection
Bazzill 12x12 textured cardstock - Rust
Black cardstock
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint
  Spanish Moss
Craftsmart Chalk Paint
  Burnt Orange
Americana Decor
  Chalky Finish - Carbon
  CremeWax - Deep Brown
Sponge daubers

I hope you enjoyed my cards today, and that I have inspired you to use some of the fabulous Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts on your cards and other projects.  They truly work so well with the new paper collections, so have fun and play!

Thanks for stopping by.  


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