Friends of BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Kelly Rasmussen

Friends of BasicGrey
BasicGrey | Mon Ami

 

Kelly Rasmussen: Hi, it’s Kelly here and today I’ve created two cards pairing Kelly Purkey’s Mon Ami collection with some stamps from both Capture and Herbs & Honey.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Kelly Rasmussen

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Kelly Rasmussen

 

On the first card I created a heart window from the gorgeous 12 x 12″ paper called Rue. I backed the heart with a piece of acetate and then adhered the alphabet stickers on top. Once the panel is “popped up” it gives lots of great dimension and the sentiment looks like it’s floating. I also used a stamp from the Capture clear stamp set, The Details, to create the fun triangle border on the sides.

 

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Kelly Rasmussen

BasicGrey | Mon Ami | Kelly Rasmussen

 

For the next card, I chose to stick with the same color combo and highlight some of the Element Stickers from Mon Ami. I stamped a journaling card from The Details clear stamp set along with some of the banners and arrows from the Moments to Remember set. And then I sewed two stickers on the journaling card which is a great way to add some texture and interest to your cards. I also stamped the Herbs & Honey Star Background onto the yellow paper to create a subtle tone on tone background.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

With Love From BasicGrey

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Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone! What’s better than a box of chocolates and fat-free? BasicGrey inspiration from our talented team members! So without further delay, feast your eyes on this candy and have a wonderful day of love!

 

BasicGrey | Kelly Rasmussen

 

Kelly Rasmussen: I’m always inspired when I see a layout or card with a perfect little collage of elements surrounded by lots of white space, so that’s what I set out to do with my card today. The transparency love tag from the Spice Market collection was the perfect starting point for creating my collage.

 

BasicGrey | Kelly Rasmussen

 

Once I had the tag in place I turned to my stamps. I absolutely love the Best Time Ever clear stamp set and it has several borders and elements that worked great for this style. I matched colors from the collection with my ink swatches and found some inks that matched perfectly. A little red heart, some doodles with a white gel pen and the card was done. I think it’s a great card for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year!

 

Becky Williams: Every time I look at the Fresh Cut collection, I think of spring and warmer weather, and who isn’t wishing for that right now?! The fresh, colorful prints and patterns really inspired me to create a card for someone I love very much.

 

BasicGrey | Becky Williams

 

I created this card using the 6 x 6″ paper pad, which is perfect because of the scaled-down prints. I cut the word “love” three times on my Silhouette Cameo and then mounted the word onto my card base using foam adhesive. I also added a couple of hearts to fill in the white space and add a little extra to this Valentine’s Day card.

 

BasicGrey | Becky Williams

 

Audrey Pettit: The bold patterns and bright colors of the Highline collection are an absolute burst of fresh air after a rather long and dreary winter. I had a ton of fun putting together this Valentine card for my daughter using the 6 x 6″ paper pad, a 4×6 Snippet card, and lots of fun accents from the Die Cuts & Transparencies. I think the beautiful watercolor brush strokes and graphic prints of Highline perfectly capture her artistic, teenager spirit.

 

BasicGrey | Audrey Pettit

 

I love combining a mixture of elements for a very eclectic look, and the Highline collection does just that. Here I paired some rugged, natural wood grain from the Snippets cards, with bold, graphic patterned papers and vellum tape, with a touch of elegant lace to finish things off. Love the look! It’s quirky, and totally fun!

 

BasicGrey | Audrey Pettit

 

Arielle Gordon: When I create a digital/hybrid card, I set up a canvas the size of my card’s front panel, and completely design it by adding all my elements. I crop it, so that I will only be using ink to print what I am going to use. I then increase the canvas size to 8.5 x 11.” The next step is to “deconstruct” it and move elements off my “front” that are going to be layers, leaving everything that is on the bottom layer – in this case, the red border trim and the sentiment stamp. The extra layers are moved to outside the card front.

 

BasicGrey | Arielle Gordon

 

I print it, trim everything out and put it back together adding pop dots between the layers.

 

BasicGrey | Arielle Gordon

 

Fresh Cut | Kelly Rasmussen

BasicGrey | Fresh Cut

BasicGrey | Fresh Cut | Kelly Rasmussen

 

Kelly Rasmussen: Stamping is definitely my passion when it comes to cardmaking, so I was thrilled when I saw the new stamps that came out to coordinate with the Fresh Cut collection! I used both clear sets as well as the Raindrop background stamp on my card for today.

 

BasicGrey | Fresh Cut | Kelly Rasmussen

 

The “hello,” “sunshine,” and umbrella images fit perfectly together to create an adorable little collage — I love it when stamps fit together like this! I stamped the Raindrop background on some paper from the 6 x 6″ Paper Pad to create a tone-on-tone backgRound. And I used several vellum tape strips to embellish the stamped panel. To finish off the card I covered the umbrella with a coat of Glossy Accents to give it some shine and adhered a glittered heart in the corner.

 

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25th & Pine | Kelly Rasmussen

BasicGrey | 25th + Pine

 

Hi everyone! It’s Kelly Rasmussen here and I’ve got a couple holiday cards to share today using the fun Vintage Stamps from the 25th & Pine collection. I love that these are actually stamps that you lick and stick and they come on a perforated sheet so they look like real stamps!

 

BasicGrey | 25th & Pine | Kelly Rasmussen

 

On the first card I created three tags using patterned papers from the 6 x 6″ paper pad and then simply put a Vintage Stamp on each one. So easy! And don’t you just love those Metallic Candy Buttons — perfect for holiday cards!

 

BasicGrey | 25th & Pine | Kelly Rasmussen

 

For this next card I created an angled raised panel for a clean and graphic style. Four of the small Vintage Stamps were a perfect fit down the right side. And to coordinate with the stamps I created my own sentiment using the Chipboard Alpha Stickers and alphabet stickers from the Waterfall Theme Pack.

 

Thanks for joining me today!

 

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