Hello. Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and to the 2nd Colour Creations Showcase by members of the Art with Heart Team. Each week we will hero one of Stampin' Up!s colours and over the coming year we will work through all current colours, that is all the colours in the colour families, ie Subtles, Brights, Regals and Neutrals; plus two years of In Colours, ie 2019-2021 & 2020-2022. I hope you have been enjoying all the projects that have been inspired by this week's colour - 'Basic Grey'.
Our projects this week must include Basic Gray but we can use any other current colours in the project. Basic Gray is classified as one of Stampin' Up!s Neutral colour families. This is not a colour I have played with very much, but I have enjoyed working with it this week. As a Neutral colour, it is able to be combined with many other colours. Both my projects have combined Basic Gray with Petal Pink - a delightful combination. In one of the cards I have also used Pool Party and with my second card I have added some gold.
For my first card I stamped the delightful rose from the Tasteful Touches stamp set in Basic Gray ink. The rose was stamped on Whisper White card-stock at various angles without overlapping and covered the card front. The card front was then fully coloured with Stampin' Blends - Dark & Light Petal Pink for the flowers (with a touch of Light Flirty Flamingo) and the background was coloured with Dark & Light Pool Party (and accidentally a touch of Bermuda Bay). This colour scheme was inspired by retired Speciality Designer Series Paper, ie the Parisians Blossoms SDSP. I wasn't sure of the colour combo once completing the colouring and was going to colour another card front - however, I ran out of time with unplanned happenings taking all spare moments. I will try to make another card and hope to upload it in a couple of days to give something to compare this one with.
The card front was mounted on Petal Pink card-stock and then on Basic Gray card base. An extra rose was stamped in Basic Gray ink on a spare piece of Whisper White card-stock, coloured with Stampin' Blends and then fussy cut. One of the sentiments from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was also stamped in Basic Gray ink and fussy cut. Two of the coordinating Tasteful Labels were die cut from Whisper White card-stock.
The labels, fussy cut rose and sentiment were arranged together with a piece of Metallic Edged ribbon (coloured with a Petal Pink Dark Stampin' Blend) in the centre of the card front. A few Gold Gilded Gems were scattered to finish the card design.
A piece of Whisper White card-stock, stamped with the same Basic Gray roses, was adhered inside the card to tie the whole card together.
My second card was based on a card designed by Emma Goddard and made during an on-line class. As part of my COVID-19 Survival Plan I have participated in a number of Emma Goddard's On-line classes, including her Card and a Cuppa classes every Friday. Emma is such a gem and it has been delightful to get to know her and the lovely ladies that also signed up for Emma's classes. This card is similar but different to Emma's. Emma used the gorgeous Celebrate Sunflower stamp set and different colours, leaves and embellishments, etc, etc. The layout and concept is similar and I have included it in this blog as we both used Basic Gray ink. I love, love, love Petal Pink with Basic Gray - which is the colour combo for my card.
The card front has been partially embossed with one of the new Greenery Embossing folders. The round Swirly Frame was stamped in Basic Gray ink and die cut with the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies. The gorgeous rose was also stamped in Basic Gray and coloured with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin Blends. A little So Saffron was added to the flower centre. The rose was fussy cut. Leaves were die cut in Vellum, Basic Gray and Gold Foil card-stock using the new Forever Flourishing dies (I love them too). A piece of Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon was coloured with a Dark Petal Pink Blends pen. A sentiment from the Tasteful Touches stamp set was stamped in Basic Gray and fussy cut.
The Swirly Frames label was popped up on Dimensionals. All the other elements were arranged, as you can see.
A piece of Whisper White card-stock was stamped and coloured in a similar way to the rose on the card, to tie the card front and card inner.
Thanks for dropping by to check out my 'Basic Gray' projects for this week's Colour Creations Showcase for 2020-2021. I hope you like the cards. I would love to hear if something caught your attention.
There will be so much more inspiration in the weeks to come, so pease join us over the coming weeks. The Creative Showcase will go live at 8.00pm EST each Wednesday.
The lovely Catherine Proctor is hosting the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase each week. If you haven't finished checking out the team's colour creations, you can visit Catherine's page, at What Cathy Made, where she has links to all the other Showcase participants.
Take care and look after yourself and your loved ones.
Looking forward to seeing you next week.
List of Products used to create these cards:
Stamps & Dies
- Tasteful Touches stamp set - #152562
- Tasteful Labels dies - #152886
- Forever Flourishing dies - #152714
- Basic Gray ink pad - #149169
- Petal Pink ink pad - #147169
- Colour Lifter Stampin Blends - #144608
- Petal Pink Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #154893
- Pool Party Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #154894
- Flirty Flamingo Light Stampin Blends - #154884
- Bermuda Bay Light Stampin Blends - #154878
- Whisper White card-stock - #106549
- Whisper White Thick card-stock - #140490
- Basic Gray card-stock - #121689
- Petal Pink card-stock - #147009
- Vellum card-stock - #106584
- Gold Foil - #132622
- C6 Whisper White envelopes - #106588
- Gold Gilded Gems - #152478
- Pearl Basic Jewels - #144219
- Metallic Edged Ribbon - #144146
- Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755
- Mini Glue Dots - #103683
- Mini Stampin' Dimensionals - #144108
- Stampin' Dimensionals - #104430
- Greenery embossing folder - #152716
- Take Your Pick Tool - #144107
- Bone Folder - #102300
- Paper Snips - #103579
- Paper Trimmer - #152392
- Stamparatus - #148187
- Block D - #118485
- Grid Paper - #130148
- Silicone Craft Mat - #127857
- Simple Shammy - #147042
- Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine - #149653
- Magnetic Cutting Plate - #149656