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Hello Again Colour Lovers!

This week the Art With Heart Team Colour Creations Ladies are exploring Basic Gray, one of our long term standard colours. Do you ever use any of the grays in your projects? They are a great neutral if you are looking for something a bit softer than black.

I went for something a bit different this week - I decided to work with our gorgeous new cardmaking kit - Notes of Kindness which is on page 7 of the new Annual Catalogue. This has got to be my favourite Stampin' Up! card kit ever! It's designs and colours are so soft and pretty.

First I made up one of the cards from the kit, exactly according to the instructions.



It's a very pretty simple card just as it is.

Then for a bit of pop, I added a Basic Gray card stock layer to all of the pieces, and stamped a greeting from the Enjoy Life stamp set in Basic Gray ink.  The kit comes with a Basic Black stampin' spot, but I like having a neutral that isn't quite as in your face as black.


Don't you love how those layers make a massive difference to the card?


 If you can't wait to get your hands on the gorgeous kit, or you need to add Basic Gray or Granny Apple Green inkpads to your collection, click on any of the thumbnails below to be taken to my shop.

If you'd like to see what the other Art With Heart ladies created with Basic Gray, you can find the list of links on Cathy's blog here.

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Catherine Proctor

Kathryn I agree this is the best kit ever from Stampin Up! and I love what you've done with it here by using basic gray to stamp the sentiment and add layers to the card. Thanks for joining the AWH colour creations blog hop!

Tina Gillespie

Wow, the grey layers make a huge difference! The first card looks great, but the second is fabulous!

Rachel Palmieri

Those borders do really lift a beautiful card, up several more notches. Beautiful, Kathryn.

Sharon Davern

Love both of your cards Kathryn, thanks for showing a stepped up version. it really does make a difference.


Thanks for organising the Colour Creations Challenge Cathy!


Thanks Tina, the extra layers really make it pop, don't they?


Thanks Rachel, glad you like it xx


Thanks Sharon, a good one to show at Team Night I think :)

Andrea Roberts

Oh wow! The Basic Gray layers really make each layer pop-looks so different!


Both great cards Kathryn, but that second one is stunning! Your use of our Basic Gray is so soft and pretty.

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