Monday, December 6, 2010

I forgot how much I LOVE Basic Grey paper!

Happy Monday All!!!  A few weeks ago I was over at Archiver's checking out all the fun new papers and embellishments that are out right now.  I don't remember the last time I bought anything other than CTMH products to "play" with.  So when I saw these SUPER cute papers from Basic Grey, I just HAD to have them!

 I don't know about you all.......BUT sometimes a card will take ME a few days to complete.  You know......choosing the paper......deciding on just the right embellishments........picking out the perfect stamp set that speaks to you and the paper that you choose........THEN finding a sketch to follow.  Once I have all that down, I start playing.  There are times that I cut, then re-cut a different color of CS or a different pattern of paper.....adhere paper then immediately take it off, trying to reposition it and NOT to tear the paper below!  lol  I have had to walk away from a card and go back to it the next day with a fresh outlook........

BUT this card took me NO time at all to create!  That is not saying that I did not have to stamp and color the image 2 times or change out one patterned paper for another........take time to find JUST the right button size and color.  It just took LESS time doing all of that than normal.

The bear is stamped in Cocoa then stamped again in VersaMark and embossed with Clear Detail Embossing Powder.  I stamped him on Watercolor Paper that I purchased from Hobby Lobby a while back.  I then used my Blending Pen and CTMH markers to color him in and found that the blending pen worked a bit better using the watercolor paper versus cardstock.  The cardstock started to break down when I used the blending pen where the watercolor paper is meant for just that.....getting it wet.  Clear as mud??  LOL

Supplies Used: CTMH (unless noted)
Paper: Basic Grey Pyrus 6x6 paper pad, Colonial White CS, Cocoa CS and Watercolor Paper
Stamp Set: Beary Busy
Inks: VersaMark, Cocoa Ink (distressing and stamping) and Autumn Terracotta, Goldrush, Twilight, Garden Green Markers
Embellishments: Cocoa Buttons, White Hemp, Clear Detail Embossing Powder
Tools: Wishes Card Program, Heat Gun

Thanks SO much for stopping by!!

I hope that this has inspired you to break out of your paper rut and try something new!  

Happy Scrapping and Stamping!!



jacque4u2c said...

Just adorable!

Amy said...

Jen that is super cute!