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