Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Colour Creations: Basic Grey


Welcome to this week's Colour Creations Blog Hop. We are showcasing Basic Grey this time around. It's a dark grey from the Neutrals colour family that has been in the colour line-up a very long time.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Neutrals DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Biggest Wish, A Good Man

I decided to stick with Clean And Simple for my card, which uses the Suit & Tie Dies alongside the Biggest Wish stamp set. I cropped the three ties from my Neutrals DSP, after first adhering it to a layer of Basic Grey cardstock. This just gives the DSP extra strength so it won't sag when popped up on Dimensionals. 

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Neutrals DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Biggest Wish, A Good Man

I made sure that when I cropped the knot part of the tie, I altered the angle of the DSP. This is most obvious in the striped tie. It gives a more realistic look to the knot.

scissorspapercard, Stampin' Up!, Colour Creations, Neutrals DSP, Suit & Tie Dies, Biggest Wish, A Good Man

One final tie was cropped for the inside of my card, along with a sentiment from A Good Man.

Thanks for joining me tonight, please do continue on with the Blog Hop though. Next up is Rachel Woollard, with her gorgeous Basic Grey card.

Bye for now,


Here's the rest of this week's blogs, in case you come across a broken link:

Michele Taylor 

Kate Morgan

Sharon Davern

Ros Davidson

Catherine Proctor

Rachel Palmieri

Theresa Gerrard

Kristine D'Auria

Tina Gillespie <== You are here

Rachel Woollard

Di Furniss

Claire Daly

Christine Blain

Fiona Ryan

Caroline Manwaring

Vicki Boucher

Andrea Sargent


  1. Yes Tine - clean & simple - and so striking!

  2. What a fun design, Tina! I love the different patterned ties, and that lovely big scripty sentiment. Great way to showcase Basic Gray.

  3. Rachel Woollard16 June 2021 at 20:25

    Great Tina, stylish but simple, lovely..

  4. Tina your card is super cool and so elegant with its monochromatic tones - what a great masculine card!

  5. A great masculine card Tina and I love the ties in the various DSP papers! Just awesome!

  6. I love these ties Tina. I have never been very good at masculine cards, but I am going to have to case this one when I need to. the DSP makes for great tie patterns xox

  7. Love it Tina, so perfect! Love this die set and the stamps in that set have a gorgeous font!

  8. Super cool! Clean, simple but wow. Love it!

  9. That is really cool, Tina and I love your tip to layer the ties on cardstock before die cutting for extra strength. I need to open those dies and have a play with them, as they fell into my recent order ;)

  10. I really love your clean and simple masculine card Tina. Its so effective in its simplicity.

  11. I love this clean and simple masculine design Tina, it’s tie-riffic!

  12. Clean and simple but FANTASTIC, Tina. What a great way to use this die to create a masculine card!!!

  13. I love the simple elegance of this card.


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