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Art With Heart Team 2021 Colour Creations Blog Hop: Basic Gray & In Symmetry Stamp Set

Colour Creations 2021 to 2022 logoHello friends. It's time to play with colour again. This week I am participating in the Art with Heart Team (my amazing Stampin' Up! team of awesomely creative ladies) Colour Creations blog hop. Each week we have a new colour, and this week it is a neutral, Basic Gray.  I have chosen to work with the In Symmetry stamp set and coordinating Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper. Both of these were new in the 2021 - 2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Here's the first of the two cards I made. The strip of paper I used on the cutaway edge on the inside was my favourite piece from the Sweet Swmmetry DSP, so I used that as my colour inspiration for stamping and the frame. My flower is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and I have used Just Jade for the stem and leaves. The scalloped frame is from the Scalloped Contours Dies (the coordinating dies to the Colour and Contour stamp set). This is die cut in Bumblebee. This stamp set lends itself to very graphis design, so this dotty embossing folder was perfect to give some texture to the Basic Gray front of the card. It's one of the two folders in the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To add some dimension and extra interest to my flower, I stamped an additional layer and fussy cut so I could pop that up with Dimensionals. To finish my card I just needed some Rhinestone Jewels and a Basic Gray sentiment. I really love this 'hey friend' sentiment which is part of the In Symmetry stamp set.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

My second card uses the same sheet of DSP, but I have stamped the larger flower (Flirty Flamingo) and leaves (Just Jade), and made the frame Basic Gray.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

This time I stamped my greeting in Night of Navy, to pick up that colour in the Sweet Symmetry DSP. Here's a closer look at the colours used today. Stampin Up 2021 colour / color combination. Basic Gray, Flirty Flamingo, Just Jade, Bumble Bee and Night of Navy

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry hand made friends card. 2021 card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the In Symmetry stamp set and Sweet Symmetry Designer Series paper. Both of these items (and lots more!) are available to purchase in my online Stampin' Up! store. Use the image links at the end of the post to go to the products in my store. The products are also available in a bundle and a suite, and I have included those links below as well.

Stampin Up 2021 In Symmetry stamp set. Available in my online store.


Sweet Symmetry Designer Paper. 2021. Available in my online Stampin Up store.


Now it's time to hop onto the next AWHT blog. Next up we have Christine Blain who always makes such lovely cards. 

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If you get lost anywhere along the line, here is a list of everyone participating. Enjoy finding your way around the blog hop. We have some very talented team members!

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

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 


Thanks for stopping by today. See you again later in the week.



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Lovely cards Claire, the rhinestones add the perfect finishing touch.

I like the colourful, playful, nature of this DSP. I especially like your second card, Claire; Basic Gray is a beautiful neutral to use with the floral designs.

These are such happy colourful cards Claire - the Basic Gray really makes these feminine patterns and colours pop!

I love the colours used in these cards Claire. This stamp set is in the mail to me as we speak and I am looking forward to playing with it. You have done an amazing job

These are both so pretty, Claire, I just love these colours and will now HAVE to get these papers. I cannot wait to get this stamp set and you have really inspired me with your creations!

Claire both cards look fabulous and so love your use of the bright colourful DSP with Basic Gray. Love the second card because I’m drawn to the larger flower and placement of the sentiment.

Your cards are so sweet. The colours in the paper are lovely, and you've used them beautifully on your main images. Gorgeous!

Two great cards Claire. I love that DSP!

Both cards are very pretty and you have let the DSP do "all the talking" . I've been holding off purchasing this bundle but you may have swayed me Claire

Lovely cards Claire. I am gradually being convinced that I 'need' this bundle and DSP.

The DSP is so pretty. I love all the colours you have used.

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