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Wednesday 14 October 2020

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase week 20 - Gray Granite


Hello on this lovely Wednesday evening in Melbourne. I'm back again with the Art With Heart Team and their Colour Creations Showcase. This week the team are featuring Gray Granite, from our Neutrals colour family.

I have two very different cards to show you tonight featuring this colour.

The first card features a new stamp bundle called Quite Curvy Bundle that is only available to demonstrators until the preorder starting the 1st of November. This set will then be available in the upcoming Jan to June Mini Catalogue.
I have paired this bundle with the Peony Garden DSP. 

I have stamped the birds and the leaves in Gray Granite ink and coloured them with Blends Markers in Gray Granite, Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam.

I needed to use one and a bit more of the leaf stamps to reach the full width of the card. I placed a small piece of the leaf stamp on the inside of the card with another of the birds. 

The greeting, also from the Quite Curvy Bundle, was stamped in White Emboss Powder, on the front of the card. The last addition was a few of the Pearl Jewels on the front of the card. 

For the second card I used a different colour scheme. 

I used a stamp set I bought recently during our stamp sale called Moving Along. Again I stamped the image outlines in Gray Granite.

The engine and carriages were coloured with the solid stamps and the ink pads. I then fussy them with paper snips.

The smoke from the engine was stamped and embossed with White Emboss Powder. The greetings were stamped in Bashful Blue. The Happy Birthday is from the Itty Bitty Birthday set. The white section in the middle of the card was dry embossed with the Tasteful Textures Embossing Folder.

The background papers are from the In Good Taste DSP.

For more inspiration from the Art With Heart Team head to Cathy's blog for a full list of tonight's participants. All of the products I used to make these cards are listed below.

Thank you for visiting,
Happy stamping,


  1. Wow, Rachel, both your cards are amazing. The lines across the front ready draw your eye across the card and give a sense of movement,. making the designs really come alive. Thank you for participating in the Colour Creations showcase this week xx

  2. I love your use of colour on both cards, Rach. The first card is my favourite, because I have a "thing" for the Curvy Bundle already! Beautifully done.

  3. Love your cards, Rachel, and the lovely soft, pastel hues really showcase the Gray Granite well!!

  4. Two great cards, Rachel. I love the first card especially; the soft colours work so well with the marble background.

  5. Two gorgeous cards Rachel. I love your choice of DSP to compliment the curvy leaves and little birds. The leaves and little bird inside the card is a lovely touch. The train heading up the hill of textural DSP is cute and works well with the heat embossed smoke. All the elements work so well. xxx

  6. Oh, I love that card with the train!!! Wow, it is such a perfect design with those angles and DSPs.

  7. Two absolutely fabulous cards, Rachel. I love the soft colouring on card one - so beautiful. I love the fun look of card two. Great use of the Designer Paper too. Love your cards!

  8. What gorgeous cards Rachel! I love the DSP that you used for your curvy leaves card and your colouring is just beautiful! I love the the train card it looks perfect on the textured DSP. It kind of reminds me of the book growing up of the little Engine that could! It is so cute Love your cards!

  9. Both great cards Rachel. You've really made some interesting cards with the Curvy suite,and this one is really nice. I love your train card with all those different textures too.

  10. Both of your cards are super cute Rachel. I am in love with those little birds that you have so expertly coloured and I have tossed up on whether to by Moving Along or not for ages now. I think you may have pushed me over the edge. :)

  11. I love it Rachel, good use of DSP and new products. The Curvy Suite looks so beautiful and it's on my wish list.

  12. Wow! Great cards Rachel. But Doh! You've sold me on the Curvy Celebrations Suite now . . . . the little birds made me do it!
    How well does that train work with the triangle panel card? I'm glad I already have that set! LOL

  13. Snap on the colour combo! Your second card is just too cute!

  14. 2 beautiful cards, How sweet are those little birds.

  15. I love both cards but the angles on the train card are just perfect.


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