Therm-O-Web Giveaway Winner!

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Congrats to Karen Lingel, the winner of the Therm-O-Web giveaway! Please email your shipping details to nicole@basicgrey.com and we will get your prize sent out!

 

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A big thank you to Thermo-O-Web for participating in this awesome giveaway and to all who left comments! Have a great weekend!

 

Thermo-O-Web Eye Candy Part 2

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Wasn’t the Thermo-O-Web/BasicGrey eye candy we shared with you on Monday just wonderful!? Did you leave a comment for your chance to win all of those goodies? It’s not too late — we’ll be drawing a winner today at 3pm!

 

While we wrap up this give-away, we have more wonderful projects to share with you from Lisa Dickinson and Audrey Pettit.

 

LISA DICKINSON:

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Lisa’s project, featuring Grand Bazaar and Spice Market, uses Therm-O-Web’s adhesives in very creative ways! In addition to pop dots, Zots singles for her buttons and Sticky Dot Runner adhesive to hold her paper in place while machine-stitching, she also used the Fabric Fuse to glue down (and spell!) part of her twine title!

 

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AUDREY PETTIT:

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity HelloThereCard Many of you know Therm O Web for their fabulous line-up of sewing and quilting products and adhesives, but did you know that they also make fun embellishments, too? Today I have a couple of cards to share with you featuring the adorable Second City collection and lots of Therm O Web goodies, including one of their newer products, Glitter Dust Photo Frames.

 

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For my first card, I used a purple scalloped circle Glitter Dust frame to highlight the focal feature of my design. Love how the printed chipboard and flair button nestle perfectly within the frame. Layering the frame with additional die cuts and embellishments draws lots of attention to my focal point, and is a great tip when using smaller accent pieces, like the flair button. I used 3D Adhesive Squares on the sentiment strip for a bit of extra dimension and drama, too.

 

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Supplies:
BasicGrey Second City
6×6 Paper Pad
Printed Chipboard Shapes
Die Cuts & Transparencies
Metal Flair
Candy Buttons- Teal and Pink

Therm O Web
Glitter Dust Scallop Circle Frame Assortment- Purple Memory Tape Runner XL 3D Adhesive Squares Zots Clear Adhesive Dots- Medium

 

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity BestTimesCard My second card also features one of the purple Glitter Dust frames, this time from the Vintage Frame assortment. And once again I layered the frame along with lots of fun Second City die cuts and embellishments to create a focal point with lots of interest. And as before, I adhered some of the layers with 3D adhesive squares for a sense of depth and dimension.

 

AudreyPettit BG SecondCity BestTimesCard2To ensure that the sentiment transparency would be visible, I layered the die cut onto white cardstock first, and trimmed around the edges. Need a trick for adhering transparencies? Therm O Web’s 1/8″ SuperTape placed strategically on the colored borders of the die cut hold the sentiment firmly in place without showing any adhesive.

 

 Melissa Phillips:

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I tried my hand, for the first time, at using the Therm-O-Web Double-Sided Adhesive Sheets.  I selected a die cut flourish and then ran it, along with my adhesive sheet, through my die cut machine.

 

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After I adhered the die cut to my card base near the lower right corner, I peeled off the top layer of the double-sided adhesive, and coated it with pink glitter.  This produced such fun results that I can’t wait to try it again!

 

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I then adhered Vivienne paper across the top of my card using Therm-O-Web’s Sticky Tab Runner and started layering on the other supplies such as a die cut tag, chipboard, cardstock stickers, and ribbon.  I added a bit of dimension by using 3D Foam Squares from Therm-O-Web in order to make my stickers pop off the card base and away from the glittered die cut just a bit.

 

Be sure to leave a comment on Monday’s blog post, as well as our corresponding Facebook post. Good luck!

 

Pixels | Highline

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Mary Rogers: If you are like me, I am taking more of my everyday photos with my camera phone rather than my “big” camera (Canon 5d) and then share them on instagram or facebook.  There are many fun apps that let me use filters on my photos (some of my favorites are pictapgo, Rhonna Designs and A Beautiful Mess) to enhance them for sharing, but they don’t match the quality of the photos I usually scrap.

 

What I typically do, so that I can use my low resolution photos on layouts, is upload them to my computer and then use actions within Lightroom or Photoshop Elements.  For my “Hello Back to School” layout the colors were off (We leave just after 7 am!) and no matter what I did they just looked bad – so Black and White Conversion to the rescue!  It isn’t always the best solution, but I think Black and White photos are classic and look good with any color palette that you might be working with.

 

I started my page with a basic design and then built my layout around the photos.  I added the polaroid frames, background papers and stitches.  I used a few different elements from the kits and finally added a texture stamp to the background, and finished with my journaling.  A few of the elements required me to change the color (love that option) to work with my overall design.

 

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So even if my photos aren’t always of the quality that the photographer in me expects, I get them off my phone and on to a layout, because sharing the story is what my memory keeping is all about.

 

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