Welcome to week eighteen of our 2020-2021 Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase.

Each week various members of our Art With Heart Colour Creations team will be bringing you weekly colour inspiration as we showcase our range of over 50 beautiful Stampin’ Up! colours in alphabetical order.

Week 18 – Gorgeous Grape

Gorgeous Grape is indeed a gorgeous colour, but I have to admit I do sometimes feel intimidated by the bright colours. This is why I decided to create my first card card using water colouring and stamping off to reduce the intensity of the colours.

My colour palette for this week combines Gorgeous Grape with other bright and vibrant colours: Pretty Peacock, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Whisper White.

I’ve used the Floral Essence stamp set for my card, along with the greenery embossing folder. But because the largest floral stamp in this set is an outline stamp and the two smaller flowers are solid colour stamps, I stamped the largest flower outline stamp in versamark ink before adding white emboss powder and heat embossing it. This technique allowed all the flowers on this card to be a single colour without any black outline.

I used my water painter to watercolour the largest flower with ink from my Gorgeous Grape inkpad, using Old Olive for the centre of the flower.

The other flowers were stamped off once in Pretty Peacock and Melon Mambo, the leaves in Old Olive, before fussy cutting them all out.

The sentiment is also from the Floral Essence stamp set, stamped onto Gorgeous Grape card stock in versamark ink before adding white emboss powder and heat embossing it.

The Gold Hoop embellishment and gold twine bow are the final touch to add some sparkle and bling to my card.

After making my first card I decided to be brave and bold and use these colours at full strength — I know, shock, horror, right???!!!

But how gorgeous indeed do these vibrant colours look against Basic Black!

I used Basic Black instead of Whisper White for my embossed layer – I love the contrast of Basic Black against strong colours. It really makes them pop!

The Gorgeous Grape flower is created using two of the same flowers, layered on top of each other, curled up with a bone folder and adhered using glue dots. The spotted patterned paper layer is from the Brights 6×6 Designer Series Paper.

I’m so glad I used these colours at full strength because I think I actually prefer my second card!

I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Art With Heart team have created with Gorgeous Grape.

Click on the links below to see what they’ve made.

Next Tuesday we’ll be showcasing one of the Brights: Granny Apple Green. We hope you can join us all then.

To purchase any of the products featured in today’s post, simply click on the product links below.

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If you’d like me to post you your very own copy of the August–December 2020 Mini Catalogue, 2020-21 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue, the 2020-21 Beginners Brochure, or to simply find out about more about Stampin’ Up! contact me.

In the meantime, wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm…and keep on crafting xxx

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