Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray - Week 3 AWH Blog Hop

Hi everyone welcome to Week 3 of the Art With Heart team blog hop where we go through the Stampin’ Up! ink colours in alphabetical order for 2021-22. 

Basic Gray is this week’s colour from the Neutrals colour family. There are three grays and this is the darkest shade.

My card for this week uses the You’re a Peach DSP which I love and thought there are shades of a gray in there as well as the Calypso Coral and Pale Papaya would complement nicely with the gray. 

I also wanted to showcase the new Basic Borders die set and have used these on the DSP. The card stock base is Basic Gray and has been embossed with the Painted Textures embossing folder. 

The sentiment is from Sweet As A Peach stamp set which has some cute greetings and sayings and I really like this font too. It had been heat embossed with white powder on Basic Gray cards stock. 

The sentiment along with more of the same DSP was cut using the Tailor Made Tags another very versatile set that I can see being used a lot. To finish off I have used White twine to wrap around the card and tie the tags to the front.

I have also made matching gift tags and here the sentiment has been stamped in Old Olive ink. The ribbon is the Open Weave in the new In Colour Pale Papaya.

To showcase another border die I made a second card that uses the Simply Elegant DSP. This paper is very rich and elegant with gold, silver and copper patterned paper but also Very Vanilla and Basic Gray as well which has been used in this card.

The card stock base is Very Vanilla layered with the DSP and Soft Succulent card stock where one end had been cut with a curved die from the Basic Borders die set.

The sentiment from the Biggest Wish stamp set is stamped in Soft Succulent ink. I have added some Soft Succulent In Colour Jewels for some bling elements. And finally some Open Weave ribbon too.

Thank you so much for stopping by this week and hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop and some more inspiration from the next participant, the lovely Michele Taylor.

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  1. Both lovely Basic Gray projects, Rosa. I love those Basic Borders Dies, and how you've used them. You have also showcased the papers beautifully.

  2. Beautiful cards Rosa, Basic Gray look delightful with both the Peach and Elegant DSPs.

  3. Both your cards and your tags are beautiful Rosa! You've really showcased these DSP's so very well against the Basic Gray card stock.

  4. Rosa, you were my favourite last week and this week you have just blown me away. I love this stamp set and DSP, and your projects are just lovely. I think I will start my fan club now for you lol

  5. Totally love your projects Rosa. So elegant and the peach paper is perfect with Basic Gray. Those cute little tags on the peach card are perfect!

  6. Lovely projects, Rosa, aren't those basic border dies the best?!!!! That DSP on your last card is a real stand out though, it really pops with vanilla and Soft Succulent!

  7. Two fabulous cards, Rosa. The Grey compliments the peachy paper perfectly. The tags are so cute - I really must order those dies!

  8. Lovely projects Rosa. I love those cute tags, the dies are on my ‘wish list’.

  9. Beautiful cards Rosa and you've managed to showcase the DSP beautifully. I do like the Peachy one the best tho

  10. Gorgeous cards Rosa. I love the way you have highlighted the DSP using the border and tag dies.

  11. I love how you have used the basic borders on both cards and still showed variety. Great cards.


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