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Colour Creations - Gray Granite

Who doesn't love a warm gray for a neutral colour on your cards?


I know I do! And I am glad to be sharing in the Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart stamping team today as we show off Gray Granite!

Normally each week with the Colour Creations, I really feature the chosen colour as the main colour on the project. This week, I have gone for something a little different. I have taken all the pieces for two of the cards from the Birthday Cards Organiser Kit and I have added Gray Granite base cards, and added a Gray Granite item onto the card front.

Birthday Card Organiser Kit Stampin' Up (4)

I had to trim the card fronts that were supplied in the kit, to fit our card size better, then mounted it onto Gray Granite. Then for my first card, I die-cut the largest detailed butterfly from the Brilliant Butterflies Dies and adhered that to the card front, placing the small greeting from the kit over it.

Birthday Card Organiser Kit Stampin' Up (1)

I think the Gray Granite butterfly really softens the whole look of the card.

For the second card in the kit, I took inspiration from the supplied kit pieces and replaced the Sahara Sand rectangle layer, with a Gray Granite layer, cut with the Rectangle Stitched Dies.

Birthday Card Organiser Kit Stampin' Up (2)

To further soften this card, I switched out the 'white on black' label for Evening Evergreen text on a white label, also die-cut with the Stitched Rectangles.

Birthday Card Organiser Kit Stampin' Up (3)

Using the Stampin' Up! card kits makes card-making really straight forward and fast. But by adding different base cards and other layers, you can stretch the kit contents out and make more cards with similar pieces and colour schemes.

I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the team has created using Gray Granite. Please join me by hopping over to my lovely friend Christine Blain's blog post by clicking on the next box below.

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If you find a broken link in our blog hop, our regular blog hop host, Cathy Proctor has all the participants and links on her blog post here.

See you again soon with inky fingers

Kathryn Ruddick,

(Mansfield, VIC - earthquake & tiger snake capital of 'Straya)



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I love what you've done with these "kit cards", Kathryn. The Gray Granite butterfly really does soften the bold (but beautiful!) background on your first card. This neutral works perfectly on your second card, too. Nice work!

Catherine Proctor

Kathryn this is such a clever way to step up these cards from the birthday organiser. Gray Granite works so well with the colours in the card kit and the addition of the butterfly is genius!

Tina Gillespie

Your cards are marvellous, Kathryn! I'm a big fan of playing around with kit contents, and I love what you've done with yours. They look great!

Andrea Sargent

Two great cards Kathryn. I love your adaption of the kit cards and the way you have added Gray Granite. The butterfly on the geometric design does soften the overall effect and the floral design is delightful with your additions. Xxx

Rachel Palmieri

These kit cards are great for adapting a little, and I do like yours heaps. Maybe the butterfly just a teeny bit more, but it's a close race!

Kate Morgan

Great use of the kits, Kathryn. The butterfly is beautiful with the sentiment on top and I love the Gray Granite panel across the centre of the next card behind the flower, which I might add, is beautifully coloured.

Kate Morgan

Hehe, I just noticed your signing off - (Mansfield, VIC - earthquake & tiger snake capital of 'Straya) - that gave me a giggle!

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