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Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Colour Creations Showcase week 3 Basic Gray

I'm back with week 3 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop featuring Basic Gray, one of our Neutral Colours. Every week we are featuring one of our beautiful colours in our blog hops in alphabetical order. The list of participants can be found at the end of this post so that you will not miss out on any of our inspirational projects. 

I have chosen to pair Basic Gray with Smoky Slate, a lovely delicate gray and three other soft colours, Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia.

The stamp set I'm using is Handsomely Suited and the matching papers from the Jan to June Mini Catalogue, Well Suited DSP.

I cut a strip of three different DSP to the width of the card. I stamped three of the bow ties, two of one and one of the other in Basic Gray ink. They were coloured with Blends Markers in Soft Sea Foam and Fresh Freesia.

There are matching dies in the Suit and Tie dies but I chose to fussy cut them so that I did not have a white border around the ties. The ties are each mounted on a circle of Smoky Slate card stock.

I used the greeting from the Art Gallery stamp set and stamped Happy Birthday repeatedly across two strips of Basic White card stock, in Basic Gray ink.

For more inspiration from the team, click on the link below, and if you get lost you can refer back to the list at the end of this post.

Thanks for visiting,
Happy stamping,

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  1. Such a fun, creative, design, Rachel! I love the different patterned papers, and the beautiful soft colours, you have used. The circular elements, and repeated stamping of the sentiment, are great touches, too.

  2. Rachel I love how the different DSPs on your card really makes the colours on the bow ties pop - such a creative and fun card!

  3. A great card Rachel and love the cute coloured bow ties popping out from the background DSP.

  4. I love how the DSP takes centre stage yet doesn't take away from the hints of colour in the bow ties. Beautiful card xox

  5. Really love how you have done the 3 different DSP and then put the bowties on that is so cute and such a great twist on a birthday card for a male. Love it!

  6. Such an awesome and different design Rachel. I really love the cute pop of colour on the bow ties. It's great!

  7. Those little bow ties are so pretty coloured in those pastel tones. They look great mounted on the circles and the 3 different DSPs showcases them all beautifully.

  8. I love how you've managed to team all of those different DSPs together and the ties give pop of colour. A great male card.

  9. I love the colours of the bow ties Rachel and the different patterns of DSP. Great card.

  10. I love those bow ties Rachel, beautiful colours and card

  11. A clever and creative design Rachel. Great way to showcase the bow ties.

  12. I love how the DSP's work well and aren't competing with each other.


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