Basic Grey Blush Card

Basic Grey Always
Here is a card I made awhile back but I LOVE it!!!! IT is one of my favorite cards I have ever made. It uses the set Always from Stampin Up. This is quite the set! I think it has so many stamps and can be used for several different types of cards! The heart and the bird are more sophisticated while the flower and circle with the a are more whimsical. And the small circle images work with the build a brad! Funny I wasn't sure I liked it when I first saw it but I kept coming back to in and then I checked out the gallery at SCS and that was it! I HAD to have it! This card features the heart image which just BEGS to be embossed. So I stamped it in choc chip and very quickly poured clear EP on it and luckily it worked - I need to invest in some of the craft ink pads - maybe the spots! The image is stamped on very vanilla cs for a softer feel. It is then double matted on two pieces of BG Blush pp - I love how they look all distressed and painted! I did distress the edges of all three more with my Tim Holtz distressing tool - love that thing! For the rest of the card I started with a very vanilla base and on the top used a piece of pretty in pink cardstock that I ran through my sizzix big kick using the Birds and swirls cuttlebug folder. The bottom is another piece of BG Blush pp. In the middle I put a strip of striped BG blush paper and added a little ribbon ~ cause you ALWAYS need a little ribbon! When it came to placing my image I COULD have put it in the middle but I try to remember the rule of thirds and went with off to one side. That is one of my biggest tricks - rule of 3 and thirds. Doesn't ALWAYS work but pretty good standby! Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Heart image from Always by SU
Paper: All PP from Blush by Basic Grey, CS - Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink by SU!
Ink: Choc Chip by SU
Other: Birds and Swirls CB Folder, Clear EP, Heat Tool, Choc Chip Taffeta Ribbon by SU, Distressing Tool by Tim Holtz



  1. Hi Tessa it's Sam SBS20 finally getting to every one of my sisters. Will visit soon. Love your cards and totally agree about
    Always stamp set LOVE IT!!!

  2. Its a beautiful card tessa..... i love the colours so lovey lol iykwim.... take care L x

  3. I'm not surprised this is one of your favourite cards Tessa, it's just lovely!

  4. It is so pretty Tessa.

  5. beautiful card!!!

  6. Hi Tess thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweetest comment.

    Your card here is sooo very pretty! I love that BG papers and the design of your card really make it POP!

    I hope you come by and play at Addicted Scrappers. Hope to see your there more! :)

  7. Anonymous7/07/2008

    Beautiful card! Love the colors.

  8. Love the card too :)

  9. That IS a great card!

  10. such a cute card and just LOVE that line too.... soo pretty


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