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Week 16 AWH Colour Creations: Early Espresso

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Early espressoThis week on our weekly AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop we are featuring the deliciousness that is Early Espresso.  Love this deep, rich brown.

It teams beautifully with so many other colours and I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the hoppers have used it.  Links down below. 

I've used it as my background this week for a Christmas card with our neutral colour family.


All the details:  The base here is Crumb Cake, with the Early Espresso layer embossed using the Tin Tile embossing folder.  (Are you just LOVING this folder?! Gorgeous.)  I trimmed it with a little smidge of the Joyous Noel glimmer paper - the Merry Merlot one.  I've stamped the Cross Stitch stamp set with some help from my Stamparatus. After watching our CEO Sara's FB video the other day I realised I haven't quite lined this up right but who cares - close enough.  Looks OK to me.  (Especially without my glasses - wink!)


Ink Colours: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Merry Merlot.  The greeting is from the same set and is done with Early Espresso and Merry Merlot Stampin' Write Markers.  Some red rhinestones to finish. 

Use one of your little circle punches to cut the notches in the side of the greeting rectangle for an added detail.


Keen to check out some more Early Espresso projects?  Head on over to Catherine's blog (click here) and you can find some more Early Espresso inspiration.  (Always makes me feel like a coffee when I type that colour - ha ha.)

Next Tuesday we'll be back with Flirty Flamingo.  Hmm - thinking cap on again for that one.  I love when we do a colour I don't use that often - an extra challenge. 

Cheers, Sue


Tina Gillespie

Your card is lovely. I especially love the pops of the Merry Merlot Glimmer Paper. I really should get my hands on some of it! I think you did a great job of lining up the stamps ;)

Kate Morgan

So pretty, I really like that Cross Stitch Christmas tree and it looks amazing in early espresso!

Diane Furniss

Really Nice Sue, seems like everyone is using the Tin Tile Embossing folder this week. Like you I love Early Espresso, Thanks for the inspiration for Christmas.

Claire Daly

Great colour combo &totally loving how the Tin Tile embossing looks on Early Espresso. So glad you are playing along Sue. I love popping into your blog each week.

Caroline Manwaring

Gorgeous card Sue, that is my absolute favourite embossing folder, and it looks fantastic with Early Espresso!

Ros Davidson

I never would of thought to use early espresso for a Christmas card but it really works and looks quite elegant.

Catherine Proctor

Sue what a rich and classic Christmas card, I love it, especially the hint of red glimmer peeking out behind the embossed cardstock. Thanks for joining the Art With Heart Colour Creations blog tonight.

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