Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Graphic 45 making me twitchy!!

I've used some of my new Graphic 45 papers.........couldn't resist them.......but cutting into them made me extremely twitchy........do you ever have papers that are just so beautiful that you don't want to let a cutting instrument anywhere near them????
And even worse than that.......they are double sided.......WHY???.......I want both sides.......I don't want to have to choose which to use.......I don't want to smear glue all over their beauty.....and press them down never to be seen again.......and why do the best papers have the best other side as well?????  AAAARRRGGGHHH..........
So.......the card.............
The papers are black and cream.......so added a little red........hopefully makes them 'pop' a bit........the music paper is from a 'home decor' magazine pullout......I've had it about 10 years....whoever said hoarding was bad!!!! And now I've started it....am also using it on a canvas as well.
Lots of layering....and a black flower as the final touch.......again used one of The Sweet Stop's great sketches.......though did take a few liberties  with it due to the size of the picture.
Yesterday Shimelle's 'Blogging for Scrapbookers' class began again......and as a former student I get free entry....so I'll definately be dipping in and out of that....hoping for more tips......and to meet some more talented bloggers.....as I did in the first class......it's not to late to join the class. 
edited.....Rinda is generously offering to donate $2 to the tsunami relief fund for every comment left at this post.......pop over there.

18 comments:

Cheri said...

I know that twitchy feeling - but what good are the papers if you don't honor them by actually using them? The card is gorgeous and the red was a perfect choice!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the card!!! The images, color combination an the sketch.
And thanks for the shout-out! The most comments I've ever gotten before has been about 60, so I'm excited to see if I can actually get over 100 on this post.
Rinda

sm3wkl said...

Wow! What a wonderful card. You have a wonderful blog - lots of eye candy. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sian said...

Not me! I have never said hoarding is bad! And there is only one answer to the double sided sheet problem of course - it's an excuse to buy two :)

Melissa said...

Oh yes, double sided papers with two great sides! Sometimes I just turn one corner down to show the other side of the paper on a layout so I don't miss out completely! :>)

Rhona said...

Love the card and the papers are fab! I love the black and red together :) xx

Kathyk said...

It's a hobby all of it's own - stroking and staring at stash instead of using it Jacky, we've all done it!!! WELL DONE on overcoming your addiction and actually using them - especially on such a fab card too

The red is a brilliant addition btw

Kathyk

Denise said...

Oh I just love Graphic45 - and those new ones are gorgeous. Love the card you have made and I know what you mean about not wanting to cut into them x

pinky said...

Stunning creation Jacky. Know exactly what you mean about your papers. Why do they make double sides papers. I hate putting glue on to gorgeous papers:(

Ginger said...

I do what Sian suggested... I will always buy two if I absolutely love both sides :) PS. Thanks so much for the address of that stamp company... Perhaps I will save some of my tax return for a little purchase (they have so many beautiful stamps!!)

Michelle said...

Lol! I'm abit of a hoarder, the more the merrier hehehe! Ur card is fab! Just popped over from BFS, see you soon :)

Amy said...

I know what you mean - I don't like double sided papers for that reason ... well, only the ones with a plain coloured background!

Ila said...

Wow!!..Absolutley Gorgeous!!..I have the same problem with papers..especially the double sided ones and these are Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Jacky!! Looks so great!
Hugs Kristel

Karen said...

Red, black, and cream--what's not to love?!? I think this might be my favorite card of yours ever... but you just keep bringing more on so I'm sure new favorites are in the wings.

humel said...

rofl at your angst - yep, I can relate to that! Especially that the best ones often have the best 'other side'! You do just have to buy two..... But I'm so glad you overcame your angst, because look what a beautiful card you made? :-)

Terry said...

Lovely Creation! Thank you for the blog visit!

Rachel B said...

Yes, why do they do that? It costs me more as I have to buy two! :)