Friday, September 4, 2015

Guest Designers-Laura Bassen

Hello friends!
It gives me great pleasure to introduce you our first guest designer for this challenge. 
She needs no introductions, seriously. 
Laura Bassen is pretty much a household name in stamping world.  Her color palette and style are so pleasing to the eyes and her seemingly easy designs (trust me, they are never easy!) makes you think you can do it, too! One of our panel judges Stephanie said that Laura's cards possess that cool and gorgeous "J. Crew" style. I call Laura's style "easy breezy beautiful".
We all love her vibrant stamping. You can see her class over Craftsy here (a good deal!!).
Laura's warmth and talent really come through in all of her You Tube channel here.

Laura's take on Geometric Patterns....
Laura: To create my card I ran the Chevron Pattern Full Card die through several different colors of card stock. Then I took one of the positive cuts and temporarily adhered it to a front panel. Using foam tape I adhered the colored pieces to fit inside each opening on the die cut, rainbow order, of course! For the sentiment, I used the Painted Hello die with some gold metallic card stock and popped it up with foam tape as well. 

Additional inks (not listed below):  Hibiscus Burst, Lemon Tart, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal (Papertrey Ink)
(here is the close-up)
 Laura created this beauty and gave me her all during this busy summer month of August. Laura is truly an awesome friend that I cherished the time I spent with her in Chicago. Please head over to Laura's blog and be prepared to be WOWED.
You are the best, Laura!

Thanks so much for stopping by


Jessica Frost-Ballas said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!!!

~amy~ said...

absolutely FABulous.

Shelly said...


Ruby N said...

So beautiful! I loved that class of hers!!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! Really Awesome card!

conil said...

Laura is simply amazing and her work is always so perfect. This card is no exception. And funny...such a joy to watch her videos.

Kara Lynne said...

Wow! I love this card by Laura! Her style is always spot on, and this card proves it!

Anita in France said...

What an amazing GD, Virginia ... this is beyond stunning ... Laura always creates the most awesome cards! I need to do that class ... thanks for the reminder! Hugs, Anita :)

Taunya Butler said...

So BOWLED over and SUPER WOWED by this card - what a super guest designer Laura is!! I am just so in love with this card!!!

Lucy said...

What a stunning geometric showcase!
Laura has such an eye for trendy patterns!