Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hello to Basic Grey!

I have fallen in love with Basic Grey's paper pads. The 6x6 pads are very reasonable at Two Peas in a Bucket and have lots of selection.  I used a page here from the Ambrosia pad as my background and my with some distress inks.

Stamps: Martha Stewart clear alphabet stamps, M's French writing
Paper: Staples cream, Basic Grey Ambrosia paper pack (6x6)
Misc: Distress Inks vintage photo, antique linen, dried marigold, pop dots

Friday, August 13, 2010

Merci card

Whenever I go to San Francisco, I always check out one of my favourite stores for new papers, stamps and inspiration.  This flower stamp was on one of those trips to Paper Source.  The corner rounder punch came in handy yet again for every layer of this card as well! I used the linen impression plate by Papertrey Ink to add some texture and pop dots for the sentiment.
Paper: Staples cream, Gina K pure luxury turquoise sea, shimmery navy
Misc: M's black dye ink, Versamark + silver embossing powder, Fiskars corner rounder punch, Papertrey linen impression plate, pop dots

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thinking inking inspiration

I am constantly inspired by Jennifer McGuire and her great design sense and ideas.  I made this card based on one of her thinking inking videos.  I embossed the flower image with white embossing powder and then sponged different distress inks over top.  After that, I stamped a letter script stamp for a subtle layer.  The green mat is done with Papertrey Ink's Sunshine impression plate.  I am loving these plates for some texture.

Paper - Staples cream,  Gina K Pure luxury fresh asparagus, chocolate brown
Stamp: M's flower blooms, French script
Misc: Tombo glue runner, Distress Inks, white embossing powder