Wednesday, 14 October 2020

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 20 - Gray Granite

Hello and welcome everyone.

It's Week 20 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart team.
Tonight's featured colour is Gray Granite.

Gray Granite is from the Neutrals Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.

Here's my project for tonight's showcase.

When this type of card is needed, I always like to work with very soft and subtle colours.
The beautiful patterns from the Peony Garden Designer Series Paper were the perfect choice for me, and Gray Granite features in the colour palette.
I very rarely use anything other than a Whisper White card base when I make a card, but I went outside of my comfort zone this time and I think I'll try it more often.

I chose a geometric pattern for the first layer and decided on this floral design for the matted top layer. I wrapped a length of the gorgeous Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the top panel, finishing with a bow. This ribbon is just so beautiful and it has a lovely subtle, silver sparkle to it. I've adhered the top panel with dimensionals.

I stamped one of the sentiments from the Prized Peony stamp set in Gray Granite. Using two different dies from the Stitched So Sweetly die set, I cut out the sentiment and the vellum label shape behind it. The vellum adds another layer of softness to the look of the card.

Inside, the Whisper White writing panel is matted with the same geometric pattern as I used on the card front, and a stitched strip of the floral design. I just can't stop using this long stitched rectangle die from the All Dressed Up die set - I love it!

The Designer Series Paper, sentiment and ribbon are part of the Peony Garden Suite from the Annual Catalogue.
For the month of October, Stampin' Up! have a SALE on select DSP's.
The beautiful Peony Garden Designer Series Paper is just one of them. It's the perfect time to stock up on your favourite packs and save 15%!

Well that's it from me tonight everyone. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Gray Granite projects.
Our lovely hostess Catherine, has a list of all tonight's participants on her blog.

Check them all out using this link:

Stay safe and well. See you all next time.

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  1. Lovely subtle sympathy card Caroline

  2. Very elegant and subtle Caroline - I love this monochromatic look. Thank you for participating in the Colour Creations showcase this week xx

  3. Such a beautiful, elegant, card Caroline. I love that the patterned paper is the star of your card, and you've added subtle, tasteful, details. Lovely work.

  4. Another sensational card, Caroline! I love how you used Gray Granite tonight!!

  5. A beautiful, beautiful card Caroline. The simplicity and elegance of this card featuring the delightful Peony Garden DSP is sensitively executed, especially with the addition of the double layer of labels. I am sure your card will bring comfort to those who receive it - although I hope its not needed for a long time. xxx

  6. Such a beautifully, elegant card, Caroline. This is the perfect layout to showcase lovely patterned paper.

  7. This is just gorgeous Caroline, so beautiful I love the subtle details you have added with the paper!

  8. Such a beautiful simple layout, Caroline, it is just perfect. That ribbon bow is just gorgeous and I keep forgetting to order it now it's back in stock!

  9. Love this card too Caroline. The papers go so beautifully together, and I love stitched piece inside.

  10. Your gorgeous card really showcases the Peony Garden DSP perfectly Caroline. I think you should venture outside your comfort zone more often as your card is so lovely.

  11. This is a beautiful card Caroline. I love the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and how you have softened the card with the vellum piece. The extra layering and beautiful materials really make this card special.

  12. It seems like we all had the same bundle in mind this week and yet each and every card as been unique. Beautiful card Caroline.

  13. I love the simple elegance of your card. You've let the DSP shine wonderfully with subtle embellishments.


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