Wednesday, 10 June 2020

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 2 - Basic Gray

Hi everyone.
We are back with another Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart Team. This is Week 2 and our featured colour tonight is Basic Gray from the Neutrals family. I have combined it with two other neutral colours - Night of Navy and Merry Merlot to make my card.

I decided on a Masculine theme for my card tonight. I really should add more of these to my stash because I usually get caught out at the last minute when one is needed.
I chose images from the Sailing Home stamp set.
The Sailing Home stamp set is a carry-over from our last Annual Catalogue, and there is a coordinating die set that can be purchased separately.

I cut strips of the card stock into half inch pieces and laid them onto a wide piece of sticky note tape, one under the other. Then I stamped the yacht and bird images in Versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder. I removed the backing tape and making sure to match the images exactly, I glued each piece onto a small panel of Whisper White card stock and then trimmed the excess from the edges. I wanted to emboss the whole panel with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder but it was too thick to pass through my machine. To my surprise though, by attempting to emboss it, I had actually crimped the top of the panel. I liked the look of this, so I repeated it at the bottom as well. You can see it in the photo above.

 I glued this panel onto a slightly larger piece of Whisper White to create the border. On the large mat of Basic Gray, I stamped the compass image tone-on-tone three times, and then I ran it through the Subtle embossing folder. I cut a length of the 3/8" Denim Ribbon and added it to the top left hand corner, taping the ends behind the Basic Gray layer. This was added to the Whisper White card base before the top panel. Three Night of Navy rhinestones in the top right corner helped to balance everything. Lastly, I used a couple of Stitched Rectangles Dies to create the flagged banner and sentiment. To create the flagged end, I simply laid the die back on top of the already cropped rectangle but only using the corner set on an angle. The 'Happy Birthday' greeting is from the Family Party stamp set, and it's stamped in Basic Gray ink.

On the inside of the card I added a couple of Stitched Rectangles in Basic Gray and Whisper White.

Please click on Catherine's blog link below to see her wonderful creation, along with links to all of tonight's participants from the Art With Heart Team. I hope that you will be inspired to use Basic Gray in your next project.

Thank you for stopping by!

If you're leaving me a comment below, thank you so much.
I read and appreciate them all. 💗

See you next time.


  1. What a stunning card Caroline! Amazing!

  2. Caroline this is such a great masculine card made beautiful and classic colours. I love your homemade striped DSP. Thank you so much for your inspiring project and for joining week 2 of the the AWH Colour Creations Showcase tonight xx

  3. Love your card - suitably masculine!

  4. This is fantastic, Caroline - love it! The crimped effect, that you so serendipitously created, looks great at the top and bottom of the striped panel.

  5. Lovely Card Caroline I love that crimped edge It reminded my of a beach towel fringe.

    1. Thank you, Diane. Now that you've mentioned it, I can see it too! :)

  6. Great card Caroline. Very masculine and love all the different textures

  7. Very creative with the striped Cardstock and the colours are gorgeous! Great card!

  8. What a wonderful card, Caroline and I love how you 'accidentally' embossed the edges of the panel with the Subtles folder. I thought it was deliberate!!!!

  9. Love your card and your colour combination Caroline! I think you of all the people will be very upset if the subtle embossing folder is retired any time in the next 100 years! It is a very happy accident!


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