Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Colour Creations Gray Granite


In Good Taste DSP Gray Granite Blog Hop Stampin' Up Card

Hello again Stampin' friends!

Tonight we are going to showcase Gray Granite, a lovely pinky gray colour! I made this card for my daughter's friend who is having a birthday in December - got in early! 

As you may have seen in this blog, I have used quite a lot of the In Good Taste DSP, which I love, but which has left me with a lot of off-cuts!

What better way to use those off-cuts than in an abstract card layout that is easy and fun! This card will be perfect particularly for a male.

I made a Whisper White card base 15cm x 14.85cm (A4 cut to 15 cm lenthways and then folded in half). I then cut a Gray Granite matt to 14.5cm x 14.35cm and embossed with Old World Paper 3D embossing folder. 

I then layered a few rectangles of DSP off-cuts in a way I tbought looked good. I made two banners out of strips of the DSP and the Banner Punch. I die-cut Happy Birthday in Gray Granite cardstock with the Well Written dies.

I adhered it all together using Multi-purpose Liquid Glue.

My finished card made me feel very satisified - not only did I use up scraps of my favourite DSP, I made a quick and easy card!

Head on over to Cathy's blog to catch up with the rest of the team!

In Good Taste DSP Stampin' Up Gray Granite Card

I calligraphed inside the card using my oblique pen and the Brause Steno ("Blue Pumpkin") nib with black Sumi ink. I even tried my hand at some Envelope Art! 

I hope Brenton likes his special birthday card (and envelope)!

Gray Granite Card Calligraphy


  1. What a great way to use up those scraps Su! I love all your neutral layers in this card. Thank you for participating in the Colour Creations showcase this week xx

  2. Love the texture, the neutrals, and your fabulous use of scraps on this awesome masculine card, Su!

  3. I love your card Su, I particularly love this DSP pack and the embossing folder and you have combined the 2 of them to make a fantastic masculine card! Mind you anyone who loves renovation shows would like it too I think!

  4. I love your masculine birthday card Su. Your collage of pieces of the in Good Taste DSP works so well and looks great with the Old Word Papers Embossing folder. xxx

  5. Great masculine card, Sujatha with all of the layered neutrals and a fab way to use those offcuts. The texture from the embossing folder is a nice contrast.

  6. What fabulous use of all those little scraps of DSP to create such a cool masculine card. Love it!

  7. A great masculine card and fabulous use of your DSP scraps, Su. I love the look of your layered design with the different patterns - very cool!

  8. A fabulous masculine card Sujatha. Love how you have combined different pieces of DSP and brought it all together with the embossed panel fo Gray Granite.

  9. It's a good feeling when a "quick and easy" card also looks great and uses up scraps. Well done Su!

  10. Love the texture of this lovely Male card. Great idea for using the scraps

  11. Great ideas for DSP scraps and a lovely masculine card.