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AWH Colour Creations: Gorgeous Grape


Colour creations headerThis week on our AWH Colour Creations Showcase we are featuring the colour Gorgeous Grape.

I had some trouble with my project until I realised that the feature panel I'd made didn't match the background I'd made. 

When I separated them into two different cards- yay.  


Tips to make this card at home:  The flower stamp there (and the greeting) is from Queen Anne's Lace stamp set.  I stamped it in Gorgeous Grape ink then stamped it off first on scrap paper.  Then I dabbed some extra ink on some parts with a sponge dauber.  The embossing folder is Scripty and it is shimmery white cardstock.  I've matted it with champagne foil which teams nicely with the Gorgeous Grape.  My favourite Elegant Faceted Gems are the finishing touch. 


This was the background I'd made initially - it didn't quite work with the floral circle but I love it with this panel.  It is a gatefold card and for the background panels I've used the Plush Poinsettia specialty paper and the Wrapped In Texture embossing folder - both from the Aug - Dec mini.  

Oops sorry I think that congrats die has retired but Well Written die set has some beautiful script words to use.  I popped a couple of leaves from Birds and More dies cut from the Plush Poinsettia paper.


 Now if you love Gorgeous Grape then head on over to our lovely Showcase Host - she's got all the links to the other projects from our talented team.   Click here:  Showcase Host Catherine 

Happy creating,

Cheers, Sue


Tina Gillespie

They are both so lovely! I hadn't noticed the embossing folder that you used on the second card, so I will have to take another look. I really love the first card - you are the Queen of elegantly simple cards!

Theresa Gerrard

Two beautiful cards Sue. My favourite would be the one using Queen Anne's lace. So soft and feminine and the addition of the champagne foil is just perfect.

Michele Taylor

Such pretty cards Sue. They are both so elegant and I love all the texture.

Caroline Manwaring

Two lovely cards, Sue. I'm loving all the texture on card 2.

Kate Morgan

Lovely Sue, that Queen Anne lace looks so pretty in purple - I think this is the nicest card I've seen!
The Plush Poinsettia specialty paper on your second card gives a wonderful texture along side the TIEF.

Kathryn Ruddick

Both beautiful cards Sue. I love how all the different textures make the limited palette a real statement. Great technique with the Queen Anne's Lace - and happy accident ending in 2 cards!

Sharon Davern

Gorgeous cards Sue, I love all the elements and Scripty 3D is one of my favourites. I like you idea of reducing the colour in some parts of the stamp by stamping off and then sponging some on. That is a great technique.


Beautiful cards Sue. I particularly love the first card.

Rachel Palmieri

Nice solution to your problem resulting in two great cards. The Queen Anne's Lace card is very sweet.

Catherine Proctor

Sue I love how you've turned a problem in to a win - two cards instead of one! Great tip to stamp off the flower stamp and then add more ink - it is a great affect! Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx

Rachel Woollard

Stunning cards Sue, I love the Queen Anne’s Lace card, gorgeous!


Lovely cards, Sue. I like your idea, of stamping off the full-strength ink, then daubing on colour where you want it; lovely effect. Your use of foils with purple was a great choice! (And here I was, waiting to see which green you settled on. LOL.)

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