When Skies are Grey

BasicGrey | Fresh Cut

Hello friends, and happy Friday to you all! As you read this, I am off in Myrtle Beach, on my annual scrapbooking retreat with the girls. Hopefully I’m working hard and getting a lot done….which means most likely I’m too busy talking, snacking, and carrying on to get any actual scrapping in. But that’s just fine with me!

AudreyPettit BG FreshCut GreySkiesCardI have a card to share with you today that I made with BasicGrey’s adorable Fresh Cut collection, including some of the coordinating Fresh Cut stamps.  I love how the embossed raindrops background add a whole extra layer of detail to my card, without actually adding any extra bulk. I created some fun framework, too, with lots of machine stitching around the edges of the card and paper strips, and colored the outside of the frame with Copic marker for another visual layer. Looks kinda complicated, but really it’s not. Love being sneaky that way!

AudreyPettit BG FreshCut GreySkiesCard2The sentiment is a Fresh Cut stamp, too, stamped, colored, and fussy cut from patterned paper. I added a bit of trim and a chipboard bird. And then a little final framework using a pair of colorful wax seals. I have more details along with a complete supply list up on the BasicGrey blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

16 thoughts on “When Skies are Grey

  1. oh my, this is gorgeous! I just got that paper pad and will have to search out the coordinating embellishments! Have a super fun weekend!

  2. Amazing…what a sweet card, Audrey! Beautiful paper, sweet bird, and those frames are fabulous! Have a great weekend, hugs!

  3. Well, I hope you are having fun, but hope you are staying warm. It’s so bitter cold here and our auxiliary heat has kicked on. Don’t want to think about the power bill. I keep saying I would love to be back in Hawaii at the beach right now. I think I have a hammock in The Keys with my name on it as well!

    This is adorable! I love all the colors and you composed it with all the perfect Audrey touches! :-))) Have a GREAT weekend!

  4. How sweet is this. All those “visual” aids you’ve added and told us about are what make you such an amazing designer. Wish I thought like that. This is pure sweetness my friend! Hugs!

  5. I hope you had fun at your scrap retreat! Sounds wonderful; I’m jealous:)
    This card has the perfect amount of red and you added so many gorgeous details with all the stitching. Fab use of papers and embellsihments. That sentiment on that cloud is so sweet. This card is definitely a stunner!

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