10 June 2020

Week 2 AWH Colour Creations weekly showcase - Basic Gray

Hello and welcome to Week 2 with the Art With Heart Colour Creations weekly Showcase which the lovely Catherine Proctor will be running a weekly blog and with other members from the Art With Heart Team. This week we are featuring Basic Gray and I hope we will inspire you with our variations of this gorgeous colour.

Basic Gray is from the Neutrals Collection, it’s available in Ink, Cardstock and DSP. I’ve created my card using some of these products and I’ve matched it with Seaside Spray, Rococo Rose and Blushing Bride. Oh, did I mentioned Wink of Stella was used? There’s a lot of glitter on the flowers, but it’s hard to see when the card was photographed.

The card base is in Basic Gray and I layered it with a panel of DSP from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper, it’s just so stunning! Beautiful photographic images and visual textures which works well when creating your projects.

I recently received the Blossoms In Bloom Bundle, as I just couldn’t go past this stunning bundle and a saving of 10% when you buy the stamps and dies together. I’ve used Watercolor Paper to die cut out the larger dies images as well as the smaller dies too. The layered dies create depth when using different types of colour for your projects. I’ve used Rococo Rose Ink for a deeper colour and I lightly added Blushing Bride Ink for the top layer. Seaside Spray Ink was used for the leaves and single flower.

The sentiment is from the Blossoms In Bloom Stamp Set, I’ve used White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set using my Heat Tool. The Basic Gray Cardstock strip is layered over a strip of Whisper White Cardstock to make the greeting pop!

Please visit Catherine’s blog to see her creation and all the links are there as well, so you’ll be able to see everyone’s creations for this week’s showcase.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you’ve enjoyed how I’ve used Basic Gray. Make sure you come back next week to see Bermuda Bay in our projects.

If you would like the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, I would be happy to send you a copy out to you. Please contact me here.

Happy Stamping


Vicki Boucher


Product List

Ink: Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride and Seaside Spray

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and In Good Taste DSP

Stamps: Blossoms in Bloom

Dies: Many Layered Dies

Other Stampin’ Up! Products: Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Wink of Stella, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Versamark and Heat Tool


  1. Vicki, I love the textured look of your background DSP. And I love your colour palette choice. The sentiment panel looks great and I love the way it sits on your card with the backing of the Whisper White card stock.

  2. Wow Vicki, that looks amazing on the watercolour paper and I love your signature palette of soft pinks and greys - it is so you! Thank you so much for your inspiring project and for joining week 2 of the the AWH Colour Creations Showcase tonight xx

  3. I love your card, Vicki, stunning colour combination and very effective use of the bundle!

  4. That DSP is the perfect backdrop for your card, Vicki! I love your soft colour choices to go with Basic Gray. As always, beautiful work!

  5. Gorgeous card Vicki - love the soft colour combo.

  6. Beautiful Vicki, The pinks really do look so pretty with Basic gray. Well done. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Theresa Gerrard11 June, 2020

    Beautiful card Vicki and love the use of the subtle colours with the basic grey

  8. A lovely card Vicki love the pink with the gray!