cardmaking with graphic 45

recently i won a prize drawing on my friend liz's blog, and i was thrilled to get a gorgeous stack of tropical travelogue-themed papers and embellishments from graphic 45.

i made this birthday card for my friend andrea - i accented the lady's collar, headband, and lips with glitter, because, well...have you met andrea? the first item on her bucket list is to swim in a pool of glitter!

i just love the vintage images, colors, and patterns in this line! zebra prints, tropical florals, maps, postcards, fish, birds...every sheet is two-sided for lots of options.

they also sent me a packet of cute kraft paper flowers. i layered a couple on top of some angelina fibers that i fused into a sheet and trimmed into a feathery leaves. in the center is a cute little dahlia doo-dad from stamping-up.

inside i collaged a birthday greeting with elements from a coordinating sticker sheets and added a palm leaf brad and some bronze and pearl blingies.

gorgeous papers, can't wait to make more cards with them!