Welcome to week twenty five of our Art With Heart 2022-23 Colour Creations blog hop!

This is a weekly blog hop where we showcase the stunning range of Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order over 12 months and this week we are featuring Gray Granite from the neutrals family.

I made this card for a very special ocassion – my eldest son’s university graduation last week! He actually finished uni not last year, but the year before, but thanks to Covid they are running a bit behind with the graduation ceremonies.

I specifically bought the Breaking News Stamp Set to make Samuel’s graduation card, however I think it’s going to be great for all kinds of cards. Working in publishing all my life, I love having a newspaper stamp set in my collection!

I also wanted to also incorporate a Mortar Board on my card and so I used a couple of the Stylish Shapes Dies to make a mini Mortar Board with a Black Brad from the Round & Square Brads and some Black Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack to make the tassel.

I jazzed up the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper using my Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

We gave Samuel some cufflinks engraved with his initials, the abbreviation of his degree, the date of his graduation and the name of the university he graduated from – Macquarie University.

The cufflinks arrived in a lovely box and gift bag so there was no need for me to “reinvent the wheel” with the packaging. I simply adhered the Celebrate Everything 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the black gift bag and tied some Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon around the cufflinks box.

This fireworks DSP pattern just screams celebration to me and it could be easily customised with any colour.

Here’s the inside of the card – how cute is that little diploma/degree scroll stamp! Once again, it was coloured with Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

Andrea Sargent

Tina Gillespie

Kate Morgan  

Di Furniss

Rachel Palmieri

Kathryn Ruddick  

Christine Blain  

Catherine Proctor – you are here!

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store.

Next Wednesday we will be showcasing one of the Subtles, Highland Heather.

I hope you can join us then.

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