Monday, June 28, 2010

Artistic Outpost and Basic Grey Anything Goes Challenge

Good Morning,

Another hot day here in Michigan. Thank goodness for air conditioning!! Tomorrow I go in to see if my cast can come off. If not, four more weeks of the cast.
So, today I have a card I made with stamps from Artistic Outpost. The stamps are from the Blue Bird set and the sentiment is from the Birds of a Feather set. The set is called blue bird, but I named my card Blue Boy. I used Basic Grey papers. And, I have also entered this card in the Basic Grey Anything Goes Challenge at Scrap Creations.

I started with a piece of white CS and added Distress ink (Tattered Rose and Iced Tea). And, I added a little Brocade Blue on the corners. then I stamped the Boy stamp in Brocade Blue (Stampin' Up). I layered with Basic Grey papers from the Recess Collection. This is a really great collection for manly cards. I also used this collection for some Grad cards too. After I added all the layers, I stamped the flower image in the corners. I added a sentiment and some sheer ribbon.

I also made a super simple card with the same center motif. I cut it down more and only used solid CS for the layers. I added one brad and some pearl cotton for accents. I held my own personal challenge to make one busy and one simple card from the same stamp.

Well, that's it for today. Maybe I will be cast free tomorrow. That would be great!!

Have a great day!



  1. Wonderful vintage cards! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

  2. These cards are beautiful Karen, I love the colors that you used. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations and good luck!

  3. Fabulous card. Love all your colors. Thanks for playing with this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.


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