I think if I have anything that could be identified as a signature or style it would be that I almost always place my page on a piece of cardstock and leave a 1/4 border around the whole lay out. To me, it frames it in and leaves a finished look.
Interesting....I was going to reply patterned paper . But then I went and looked at my gallery. To my surprise, it looks like I use mostly CS as the base!! Pretty sad that I don't even know what I use most.
I tend to use a full sheet of patterned paper or a combination of patterned paper s as a background. When I use solid cardstock, most of it gets covered up with patterned paper .
A tip: when I use patterned paper , as opposed to patterned or solid cardstock, for a background, I adhere it with mounting tape to a piece of plain white cardstock for support.
I have used both. I like plain cardstock like the ones with BG and Cosmo papers...they look "old" and "distressed"...I haven't found a plain cardstock other than those that I really like yet!
I'm curious/confused, do you mean cardstock that MATCHES Basic Grey and cosmo pp? I don't consider any of BC cardstock.
I think she meant the solids that come with the packs:)
Maybe I'm missing something, because I'm a BG fanatic and always buy them in the pack and I never find any "solid" colors of cardstock.
Now I will need to look through my stacks again and see what else I have I didn't realize