With the new look of the Basic Grey Collections, you will find a very specifically
themed design on one side of their patterned papers and a more basic,
everyday pattern on the back, which is especially great for cardmaking!
For the first card, “Winter Wishes”, I used the pretty sentiment sticker as the inspiration.
Next, I matched up all of the “side B” papers from the Juniper Berry collection and
pulled aside the ones that fit the color scheme of tan, green and black.
I matted the sentiment sticker with a speech bubble sticker and then die-cut an
oval mat for the bottom layer. Wanting to incorporate a bit more of the tan color,
I attached the die-cut frame to the bottom right before adding the die cut trees and veneer owl.
After layering the patterned paper pieces together, I outlined the edge of the tree
paper with black/white twine from the Embellishment Pack.
For the “Merry Christmas” card, I was drawn to the “quilted star” look of the
“Rooftop Paper”. I cut out a repeating hexagon design and then highlighted the
top of the shape by cutting out two star patterns from the same paper and attaching
with foam adhesive.
The die-cut reindeer was just perfect embellishment for such a card!
I even added a small red pom pom for the nose. Before adding the sentiment,
I added a border of gold striped washi tape to the top and bottom edge of the piece.
The rest of the design was kept simple with a couple of vellum snowflakes
(that I attached with glue dots) and green sequins from the Embellishment Pack.
I’m in love with the very masculine look of the two cards; I hadn’t planned on it going
in that direction! But after looking back through the “Juniper Berry” collection,
I can see so many beautiful and feminine cards that can be created as well!
Have fun trying to use only the B sided papers and you will be amazed
at how the embellishments and accents really POP!