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Welcome to Week 2 of the Art With Heart Team - Colour Creations Showcase.

If you are just joining me, this week our creation divas are exploring the Stampin' Up! staple colour - Basic Gray and helping you discover what an amazing, versatile colour it is!

At the very bottom of my post you will find all the links to all the creators, or if you get lost or a link is broken you can go back to gorgeous Cathy's blog here and get all the links there. 

We would love you to check out everyone's work and leave us some feedback in our comments.

Ornate Garden Stampin' Up 1

I have chosen to use Basic Gray as the base card and the main mat layer (Ornate Layer Die frame) on my cards. The image and sentiment are also stamped with Basic Gray.  For such a dark gray, it is a truly versatile colour.  AND I have actually cased the card from page 1 of our brand new catalogue. The card in the catalogue is made with Just Jade, but I have switched it out for Basic Gray.

All the products I have used are in the thumbnail picture grid if you scroll down, but in summary I have used the Ornate Garden Suite and teamed it with Rococo Rose and some of the purples from the Stampin' Up! range - Highland Heather Stampin' Blends and Pretty Posy scallop linen ribbon.

The sentiment is from Butterfly Gala stamp set and the label die is from the Ornate Label Dies.

Ornate Layers and Rectangle Stitched Dies

I just love that one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies fits perfectly inside the Ornate Layer Die.

Ornate Garden Stampin' Up 2

How beautiful is the inside front of the card with that beautiful embossing? And don't forget to stamp inside too!

Ornate Garden Stampin' Up

Rococo Rose is probably my most used Stampin' Up! colour from the last 12 months and I was SOOOO pleased to see these scallop linen ribbons carry over into our new catalogue.

Ornate Garden Stampin' Up 3

Don't you just love all the textures and the simplicity of this card? And it could be used for so many different occasions.

If you would like to see what my Art With Heart friends have been making, off you go now to Cathy's blog.

Don't forget to leave me a comment, check out all the products I used in these projects, and if you get lost in looking for through the other projects, you can always come back here where the other links are at the bottom. 

Product List

Just click on the links below to see what they’ve all made.

  1. Kate Morgan
  2. Caroline Manwaring
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Sharon Davern
  5. Vicki Boucher
  6. Christine Blain
  7. Diane Furniss
  8. Theresa Gerrard
  9. Michele Taylor
  10. Andrea Sargent
  11. Sujatha Harding
  12. Fiona Bell Ryan
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Ros Davidson
  15. Rachel Woollard


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Sujatha Harding

I love this stamp set - the daisy is so cute! Lovely cards, Kathryn!

Cathy Proctor

Kathryn I'm totally with you on the Rococo Rose - what a gorgeous colour - and i love how you've used it to make Basic Gray so very feminine. both your cards a stunning and thanks for the top tip re the stitched rectangles fitting into the ornate border dies. Thank you so much for your inspiring project and for joining week 2 of the the AWH Colour Creations Showcase tonight xx

Christine Blain

I just adore the Ornate Layers dies, and Ornate Floral embossing folder ... and they look so beautiful in Basic Gray (who knew?)! Gorgeous cards, Kathryn.

Caroline Manwaring

Such lovely feminine cards, Kathryn. I love the look of the reverse embossing on the inside of the front panel. It's hard to pick a favourite colour as they are both so pretty, but if pressed to decide, I think I'll go with Highland Heather tonight.

Diane Furniss

Beautiful, your card is so pretty and feminine Kathryn.

Theresa Gerrard

Beautiful cards Kathryn and love both colour combos although the Highland Heather is probably my favourite

Tina Gillespie

All the little details on your cards are so beautiful! The embossing, the layering and the ribbons are fabulous.

Kate Morgan

Wow, these Ornate Garden suite products look so good in Gray, who would have thought?!!! Great cards, Kathryn.

Sharon Davern

We really were in sync on our cards this week with the embossing folder and daisy part anyway! Gorgeous cards Kathryn I always love coming to see how you compose your cards.

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