Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Colour Creations Week 16 - Early Espresso

Hello and welcome to Week 16 of the Colour Creations Blog Hop from the Art with Heart Team.

This week our spotlight colour is Early Espresso from the Neutrals Collection of Stampin' Up! colours.

This rich, dark chocolate brown was the perfect choice to use on my brothers birthday card.

It just also happened to look perfect with the Nothing's Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than die set.
And what's more perfect than chocolate on your birthday!

The Early Espresso layer is embossed with the Parisian Flourish embossing folder. It reminds me of the paper layer over the top of a beautiful box of fancy chocolates when you take off the lid. I chose a different coloured card stock for each of the chocolate die cut words. There's Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso - don't they sound yummy!

I just had to add some more tasty morsels inside the card, and a leftover strip of embossed Early Espresso.

That's it from me tonight everyone, thanks for stopping by.
There will be a list of all the products I used to create my card below.

Now it's time to check out the rest of the team's Early Espresso projects. Just click on the 'next blog' button at the end of each blog post to hop around.

The very talented Theresa Gerrard is up next.

If you find a broken link, the list of tonight's participants can be found on the blog of our lovely host, Catherine Proctor.

Stay safe and well. See you all again soon. 🌼

Product List


  1. I agree - a perfect colour for a masculine card! The Parisian Flourish embossed layer immediately reminded me of the inner layer of a chocolate box; very clever, Caroline! I love the embossed and scalloped rectangles on your card front, too. Great job with this colour, and the complementary colours. :)

  2. Your brother is going to love his birthday card, Caroline. And yes, chocolate is perfect for birthdays. All your thoughtful layers and details are just gorgeous. Xxx

  3. Oh Caroline now I want a piece of chocolate! This is a great masculine card and I'm sure your brother will love it. I hope this card accompanied a box of choccies too?

  4. Fantastic masculine card, Caroline. I love the range of browns you have used in die cutting the 'chocolate'. Your brother will surely love this card too!

  5. Oh yes please on the chocolate. I'm sure your brother is going to love this card. Those colours you have used are so bold and perfect for a masculine card

  6. Very inspired choice Caroline, perfect for this challenge.

  7. I love how you have used a variety of browns to cut out the word chocolate.

  8. Ooh, this looks good enough to eat! Fabulous card, and I agree about the paper layer in the fancy chocolate boxes.


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