Tuggah | Kim Jeffress
CHALLENGE : Use Core’dinations + BasicGrey product on your layout.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect cardstock to compliment your next BasicGrey project, look no further! Our friends at Core’dinations have partnered with us to create two fabulous assortments using our designs.
BasicGrey and Core’dinations design team member Kim Jeffress created the fabulous layout above. Kim notes, “I was recently going through some older photos of my boys, I came across these ones from a trip to the beach. The bright Summery colours reminded me of the bright pops of colour in the PB& J collection. I pulled the pattern papers out, printed off the photos and away I went. I decided to use some Core’dinations cardstock from the Ornate assortment pack to add a bit of texture to my layout to fit with the beach theme. The sand coloured cardstock as well as the embossed pattern that I have sanded just added the right amount of texture, I have created two banners with the cardstock.”
Smooch | Melissa Oliveira
We’re also happy to be able to share this layout by Core’dinations design team member Melissa Oliveira. Melissa says, “This layout came together so easily… pairing Core’dinations and Basic Grey is one of my favorite combinations. To help the two papers come together seamlessly, I sanded and inked the edges of the Core’dinations Basic Grey Ornate collection embossed cardstocks as well as the Basic Grey patterned paper and chipboard stickers from the Indie Bloom collection. Layering elements and adding texture with sanding techniques gives the page plenty of visual interest and “pop.”
Melissa continues, “I am a HUGE fan of layering, texture, and mixing products. The banner element at the lower left corner of the layout was created by trimming a 3/4″ strip of Core’dinations cardstock and folding in into a banner shape, then sanding along the edges and folds to add dimension. The chipboard sticker was inked along the edges to soften the brighter white background color to help it blend well with the other elements of the page. I used scalloped edge scissors to trim a coordinating piece of pink Core’dinations cardstock, then sanded and accordian folded it to layer behind the central flower image of the large floral sticker at the top corner of the photo. Foam adhesive was applied to the sticker behind the tips of the vines to add dimension. The tag cluster above the photo is a collection of layered and inked bits and pieces.”
We can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at basicgrey.com AND Core’dinations Whimsy and Ornate cardstock packs. Comment must be posted by May 11, 2012 at 11:59p MST.
Submitted on 2012/05/10 at 10:23 pm
Thanks for the great challenge!