Friday, February 8, 2013

Basic Grey Blog Hop

How about some fun today with Basic Grey?!

(if you're looking for my Flourishes Pre-Release Challenge Card - please scroll down or CLICK HERE)

The CardMaker Blog Team was able to play with some fabulous goodies from Basic Grey's True Love Collection this month, and boy was it fun!  I love Basic Grey papers, but this is the first time I've played with the extra goodies from the whole collection.  There was so much to choose from, and I went out of my typical style and comfort zone which was really fun! I have a couple of creations to show you...


How about some clear cardstock Valentine fun?  I paired some clear cardstock with some of the papers from the 6 x 6 True Love pack and some of the goodies from the stickers, buttons and chipboard to create this very fun collage style Valentine.  



I cut out a scalloped heart and banner from the dp layering it under the clear cardstock, and the did different layers of chipboard and stickers.  It's busy - but it's fun too.  I love the stickers put together for the sentiment "With You my heart skips a beat, my sweet".  



Now I went a little more vintage with this next card.  I was so taken by the epoxy filled mini bottle caps that I knew I had to do something with them, so I created a little bottle cap square.  I love the more blue tones of these papers in the collection.  I used another chipboard arrow from the collection, and then added some pretty taupe lace, velvet and another little chipboard heart, and it has a little more of that shabby-chic feel.  


Here you can see the details, the photo corners and the lace more closely.  

There is so much too this great collection that I know I'll be having lots more fun with it!  I hope you enjoyed this peek at it today.  


Now you can head on over to Joy Taylor's little creative spot for more Basic Grey Inspiration!  

And when you're all done you'll want to be sure to stop by the Basic Grey Blog....there's goodies to be won!

40 comments:

Melanie said...

both gorgeous, but that clear card is so cool!!

TLady said...

SOOOOOO PRETTY CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I like to use the clear card stock too sometimes!!!!!!!! :) AND your second card is JUST AS interesting & pretty as your first with those little bottle caps & lace!!!!!!!!!!!! :) SOMEBODY'S going to have a NICE VALENTINES!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Margie said...

Oh, how pretty!! Especially love the second card!

Brooke said...

Both cards are beautiful, but I love that you used clear cardstock on the first one-so unexpected!!

Ivanka said...

Gorgeous cards! This is such a beautiful line from BasicGrey!

Keti said...

These are all super gorgeous. My fav. is the one with the transparent 1st cover :-)

Hugs, K.

Laura Turcotte said...

Great cards! Clear cardstock?? Who knew? :) Really liking this line from BG!

Sue D said...

Lovely creations with this collection.

joybear said...

Very lovely cards!

dstandard said...

These are just beautiful!!! Love all your layering and love this line!

Laura M. said...

Beautiful! Clear cardstock?! Who knew :)

Sharon said...

I love your vintage card!!

Eileen Lucas said...

Both cards are pretty, but really love the first one.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow both cards are gorgeous Christine.
love the card with the bottle caps.

greetings karin

Dianne said...

Wow I LOVE the blue on wonderful job playing, thanks for sharing...

Margreet said...

gorgeous...love the last card most!
xxx Margreet

Mary-Anne V said...

so pretty...love that shade of blue on Valentine cards.

Andrea Garland said...

Wonderful cards the first one is so different.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Both of these are beautiful Christine! I like the clear cardstock on the first and your vintage style on the secnd.

Marianne Barkman said...

Stunning cards. i love the embellishments! Thanks for sharing

by belle said...

Love the layers and clear carddstock!!

AJ said...

fabulous cards Christine!!

Jean Bullock said...

Very pretty. Great job!

stamplover2011 said...

Very pretty cards!

Sunny Prescott said...

Love the layering!

Sarina Coffin said...

Your cards are amazing! They are gorgeous, all the different patterns, layering and colors! I love the clear cardstock, never heard of such thing before. Great work, especially for stepping outside your comfort zone! :)

Sabrina said...

Both cards ard very pretty and I just love those bottle caps!!

calamity jane said...

I love with your first card! I guess "clear cardstock" is new to me and I want some!!! The vintage notes of your second are beautiful too!

Jennifer said...

Both are just stunning! I love the wow factor of the clear card with those gorgeous layers and the paper combo and little bottle caps are wonderful!

Kathy said...

Oh wow, those are gorgeous!

Glenda J said...

Both fantastic but the clear card is amazing! Absolutely love the collage!

flourishes said...

Great cards Christine! I love clear stock. It is available at the Flourishes.
Jan Marie
Flourishes

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, I love those mini bottle caps!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful cards Christine!! Love those bottle caps...they are so fun and you showed them beautifully.

Marilyn said...

Love these, especially the use of the transparent cover. Thanks for the inspiration.

connie #2909 said...

Beautiful cards!! I am glad your husband is home and hope his recovery is fast.

Chark said...

am loving this hop! such beautiful work!

Iris said...

Such beautiful cards. Iris

Yvonne said...

love these cards; very creative and inspiring; love the BG brads

Yvonne said...

beautiful cards..I especially love the colors and the brads of second card...bothe are very creative, I'm inspiried