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CCBH Basic Gray – Hand-Penned Petals and Floating Butterflies

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Each week some of the Art With Heart team are joining the Colour Creations Blog Hop to bring you creative inspiration to showcase our range of 50+ gorgeous Stampin’ Up! colours.

A blog hop, also known as blog hopping, is to move from one blog to another, continuing in a full circle to read all the posts by participants in the hop. At the end of each post will be a link to continue to the next blog!

Week 3 – Basic Gray

Tonight I am using the Hand-Penned Petals Bundle for this card, but I am not using the colours in the Designer Paper that coordinates in the suite. I have created my own colour combination and isn’t it super pretty?!!!

Colour Combination - Basic Gray

Card 1 – My card base, first layer and the die cut pieces are all Basic Gray card. The layer has those stripes across it and I created that by scoring every 2cm on my Trimmer with the scoring blade!

Once I had them done, I used the Basic Gray inkpad and ran it around the edges to get that depth of colour.

Hand-Penned Bundle for Basic Gray CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021

The main image is stamped (Hand-Penned Petals stamp set) in Basic Gray ink and filled in using the other coloured inkpads. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink, white emboss powder added and heat set with the Heat Tool. This is fussy cut with Paper Snips and added to the card with dimensionals.

On the inside, I added another stamped image and die cut the top and bottom with that pretty scallop edge die in the same Penned Flowers Dies. To finish off I added some faux resin dots in coordinating colours that I made using a hole punch and Fine Tip Glue (allow to dry overnight on a Silicone Mat before adding to your card with Multipurpose Glue)!

Hand-Penned Bundle for Basic Gray CCS by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia 2021 inside

Card 2 – Many of the products on this card are about to retire and are on sale! If you want to get these items, be quick, because once they are gone, they are gone. The Floating & Fluttering Bundle and this gorgeous Love You Always Specialty DSP are both heavily reduced in price.

Colour Combination - Basic Gray2

Floating & Fluttering Bundle Basic Gray CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan, Stampin Up Australia

The Blushing Bride Twine (Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack) has been used to tie a double bow.

Floating & Fluttering Bundle Basic Gray CCBH 2021 by Kate Morgan Stampin Up Australia close

Please click on the image below to head across to the next blog on tonight’s hop and see the wonderful inspiration of Sharon Davern!

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Here is the full list of participants taking part this week:
Michele Taylor
Kate Morgan you are here
Sharon Davern
Ros Davidson
Catherine Proctor
Rachel Palmieri
Theresa Gerrard
Kristine D’Auria
Tina Gillespie
Rachel Woollard
Di Furniss
Claire Daly
Christine Blain
Fiona Ryan
Caroline Manwaring
Vicki Boucher
Andrea Sargent
Rosa Leyden

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Card 2 – click here to shop for products 

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14 thoughts on “CCBH Basic Gray – Hand-Penned Petals and Floating Butterflies”

  1. Such lovely cards Kate. Your choice of coordinating colours is perfect. I love the scored background on the first card. It adds fantastic texture and interest.

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  2. Kate I love both of your colour combos and can’t choose my fave. What a great way to create the scored background on the first card. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Love the Basic Gray scored background on the first card and the beautifully coloured florals from the Hand penned petals stamp set. Your second card showcases the DSP and colours nicely with Basic Gray.

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  4. Beautiful cards Kate, I love the scored background on the first card and the window in the shimmery card stock in the second card

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  5. I love love all of the colours you used together. I will have to get some tips off you for some DIY embellishments because they look beautiful. Fantastic cards Kate xox

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