Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 18 – Gorgeous Grape

Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase: Week 18 – Gorgeous Grape

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

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: New Catalogue Products

Art With Heart Creative Showcase: New Catalogue Products

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase. 

This month the team are featuring projects using their favourite products from the new Stampin’ Up! 2020-21 Catalogue. The new catalogue is full of amazing new stamp sets, some bundled with dies or punches. The range of kits, papers and accessories complete the range of products you will see featured in this Showcase.

I don’t know about you, but choosing a favourite product is like choosing a favourite child. Impossible to do! However after much consideration I decided to make some cards using products from the stunning Forever Greenery Suite.

I love everything about this suite – the DSP, especially. But I think my absolute favourite part of this suite is the Gold 1/16 ” trim that comes with Vanilla Ribbon in the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack.

Tonight I made three different cards that all use the Forever Greenery Suite as well as some other new products.

My first card is a square card that actually features a different embossing folder – the Dainty Diamonds embossing folder from the Peony Garden Suite. Isn’t this embossing folder just stunning?

The circle is cut out with the largest of the layering circles and I used one of the stamps from the Forever Fern stamp set, stamped in Pretty Peacock, Pear Pizzaz and some Early Espresso.

The Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper adds an elegant touch of bling.

Card two uses a patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper pack. I love how this rich dark wooden paper makes the elements on top of the card really pop.

But of course the main focal point of this card is the gorgeous Gold Hoop Embellishment tied with a bow of Gold 1/16 ” from the Forever Greenery Trim combo pack and another die cut piece from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper. The different green foliage are stamped and die cut using the Forever Fern Bundle.

The layout for my final card is a design I cased from a card made by Dani Dziama, who was an Artisan Design team member a few years ago. I loved the amount of white space on her card, but I changed all the main elements to make it my own.

The embossed white panel has been embossed using one of the Greenery embossing folders and I used one of the scalloped square layering dies to cut out some of the gorgeous Forever Greenery DSP.

For many of my photos today I’ve used one of the sheets of the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as my background because I love the way the cards look against this DSP. This paper below looks like real wood – it is amazing!

The next Art With Heart Team member to share their new catalogue projects is the super creative Andrea Sargent. I can’t wait to see what she’s made tonight.

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Rachel Woollard

Rebecca Jacovou

Sharon Davern

Tina Gillespie

Vicki Boucher

Caroline Manwaring

Catherine Proctor (YOU ARE HERE)

Andrea Sargent

Amie McIlroy

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Kate Morgan

Michele Taylor

To purchase any of the products I’ve used in my card tonight simply click on the phots of the products below.

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