Wednesday, 30 September 2020

AWH Team - Colour Creations Week 18 - Gorgeous Grape

Hello and welcome, everyone.

It's Week 18 of the Colour Creations Showcase from the Art With Heart team, and tonight's featured colour is Gorgeous Grape.

Gorgeous Grape is from the Bright's Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.

I love making square cards and I love the Arrange A Wreath Bundle from the Annual Catalogue. The bundle isn't just for Christmas as it has other occasion elements, including Easter and Valentines Day. This is only the second card I've made using the wreath dies, but it's a recent purchase for me and I can already tell that I'll use it often.

The wreath is three layers thick. The first two layers are Whisper White card stock, but on the second layer I added some softly sponged Gorgeous Grape ink. The third leaf layer was cut from Gorgeous Grape card stock.

I've mentioned before how much I love non traditional colours on Christmas cards. I think this purple and white combo is really striking!

There is so much to love about this bundle. Just look at the soft and subtle impressions on these die cuts.
I've used three beautiful gold Gilded Gems for the poinsettia centre.

Do you like the layering on the brass foil bow?
There are two full bow die-cuts, two loop die-cuts and I tied a double bow with the gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim pack.

To the square card base front I added double matting in Whisper White and Gorgeous Grape. Before I dry embossed the Whisper White layer that the wreath is attached to, I sponged some Gorgeous Grape ink in a circle shape leaving the centre space clear. I love the soft shading behind the wreath.

For the inside, I added a simple matted writing panel and a narrow strip of brass foil for a little touch of elegance.

The 'Merry Christmas' sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut with a Stitched So Sweetly die.

Well that's it from me tonight, thank you for stopping by.
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of the team's Gorgeous Grape projects.

Our lovely hostess Catherine, has a list of tonight's participants on her blog.

Check them all out using this link:

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon.

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  1. Gosh, this is beautiful, Caroline! The Arrange A Wreath bundle is so versatile, and I am loving what you're doing with it. With the gold accents, your Gorgeous Grape and white card looks very regal, and oh-so-elegant. Love the sumptuous bow treatment, and the three layers of wreaths with their differences.

  2. Wow, stunningly elegant card Caroline. Just beautiful!

  3. So elegant and simply stunning Caroline. I especially love the sponged layer in your wreath - I can't wait to see what else you make with this bundle! Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx

  4. I'm dying to use this bundle too. Love the purple wreath, the sponging is lovely.

  5. Oh My goodness this is stunning, I love this and I just want to run and make one now! SO GORGEOUS!!!! and the sponging layer WHAT! Beautiful my friend, simply beautiful! xx

  6. This is just such a stunning and elegant card Caroline. I love your attention to detail!

  7. I really like the clean look of your card Caroline. A beautiful card

  8. Striking is an understatement, Caroline, it is perfection too. I love your layering style and non traditional colour combinations for Christmas, just beautiful.

  9. I just love this card. White and purple is such a striking combo and I love your touches of gold. So so pretty and I've just added a great bunch of things to my wish list.

  10. Caroline I think your card is perfect.

  11. Oh wow Caroline what a gorgeous card. Gorgeous Grape just goes beautifully with the Whisper White and the gold is just stunning. I agree with you christmas cards do not have to be traditional colours and whoever receives this will love it. Just beautiful.


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