World Card Making Day - Card Buffet
World Card Making Day - October 3rd

AWH Colour Creations - Early Espresso

Welcome to Week 15 of the Art With Heart Colour Creations Showcase. This week we have an important staple colour : Early Espresso - the new Black!

Click the image to see ALL the Early Espresso options in my online store . . .

For the previous 14 weeks of Colour Creations, I have been making really feminine cards. With a strong colour this week, I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and create a masculine card.

I have spent a great deal of time over the last week planning my World Card Making Day event using the Tag Buffet Project Kit and Stamp set.  The images in the stamp set are simple and bold, and so I was keen to see if I could pull off a masculine Christmas card using Early Espresso. You know every year when you have that one single, male family member that you want to send a Christmas Card too, but all your cards seem to "frilly and fussy"?

Tag Buffet Stampin' Up cards (1)

Who would have ever thought of a brown Christmas card?  But, I like it!

Not frilly, not fussy, perfectly suitable for an adult male - favourite uncle or older brother.

Tag Buffet Stampin' Up cards (2)

The lovely background layer is one of the Early Espresso pieces from the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack. The stocking is stamped on a separate piece of Very Vanilla card, lightly coloured in part with the Crumb Cake Blends Duos, and fussy cut as it is such a simple shape to cut out.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

If you would like to see the rest of the Early Espresso creations by our talented artists, go to Cathy's blog here.

See you next week!



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Catherine Proctor

Oh Kathryn this is so perfect for the uncle or brother you dont want to give a frilly card to - you've nailed it! Thank you for joining the Colour Creations showcase with your beautiful Early Espresso card xx


A great, understated (read: unfussy!), Christmas card for a guy, Kathryn! Masculine, and suitably festive. Nice work!

Diane Furniss

Such a cute card, Kathryn, who would have thought Early Espresso for Christmas. But it works well.

Theresa Gerrard

Kathryn what a great idea for a male christmas card. Would never have thought to use Early Espresso for christmas but you have nailed it!

Kate Morgan

Aww beautiful. I love your little Christmas stocking sitting in the corner. Such a lovely, clean card, Kathryn!

Tina Gillespie

Absolutely a perfect masculine Christmas card. It’s wonderful!

Sujatha Harding

Love your card, Kathryn! So simple and elegant!!

Caroline Manwaring

This is gorgeous Kathryn! I love the colours - perfect for a Masculine card.

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