I love Basic Grey’s 6x6-inch paper pads. The variety of papers is great – even though I use up my favorites first and always wish I had more. The reduced size of the prints as well as the smaller sheet size are perfect for card-making. In almost every collection, however, is a pattern that seems to me to be too bold or busy to use as background paper. If it’s a pretty print that can stand on its own, I like to use it with this simple layout.
The challenge for this card came in finding elements that matched the colors of the floral print. After pulling a sample of every green in my collection of cardstock, I chose Clover Meadow with thoughts that if I kept the border narrow, it might be OK. Papertrey Ink’s Berry Sorbet grosgrain was the best I could do in the ribbon department with the darker pink button from my stash making a big difference in helping it coordinate with the colors in the patterned paper. No, nothing matches per se, but it works. I’m happy.
Materials & Tools: White Daisy Textured and Clover Meadow cardstock; Basic Grey Olivia 6x6-inch paper pad; Papertrey Ink Berry Sorbet ink pad; CTMH For Every Occasion stamp set; PTI Berry Sorbet grosgrain ribbon; Button from my stash; White embroidery floss; Needle; Corner rounder.
A Slice of Life: Bowling was fun last night. I’ve been busy at work all week. My funny little car quit running again last night and is currently sitting in the parking lot of a nearby grocery store. I wonder how many days it will need to sit this time before it decides to go again. LOL. I am more than happy that tomorrow is Friday. A break is in order. How about you?
For now, I’m off to bed. Enjoy Friday! The little ones are staying with Grandpa and Grandma tomorrow night. Once they’re in bed, I hope to spend a little time in my corner again. If it all works out, I’ll talk to you then. Take care.