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Hi! It's Kathryn here!

Welcome to Week 18 of the Colour Creations Showcase where the talented Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team members share amazing creations focusing on one particular colour from the Stampin' Up! colour families.

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This week we are showcasing Gorgeous Grape - a popular new purple in the Stampin' Up! range.

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Right back at the start of the 2020 Colour Creations Showcase, when we looked at Blackberry Bliss and Blushing Bride, I chose to use pieces from the absolutely delicious Gorgeous Posies Card Kit.

This week I found myself going back to the Gorgeous Posies card kit, because the colour combination is so beautiful!  And I threw in a little surprise so I could make a magical little message to send out to someone like me, still dealing with Stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne.

Gorgeous Posies Card Kit & Flight of Fancy Stampin Up (2)
How cute is this little witch and her pet mouse from the Flight of Fancy stamp set?  I think Gorgeous Grape is the perfect colour for this cheerful little "good witch".

How can she spread anything but joy with those colours!

Flight of Fancy Stampin' Up

I stamped the cute image on Thick Whisper White card with Black Stazon Ink, then used a Blender Pen with the Gorgeous Grape inkpad to colour her dress, hat and the mouse. The yellow on the broom and the stars and her hair is Bumble Bee Stampin' Write Marker and the broom stick and shadows on the straw are Cinnamon Cider Stampin' Write Marker - applied direct to the image.

The image was fussy cut with paper snips. You can't see it on these images, but I also used a Sponge Dauber to apply Blushing Bride ink to her face.

Gorgeous Posies Card Kit & Flight of Fancy Stampin Up (4)

The label on the front of the card is a mixture of words made up from 3 separate stamp sets:

  • "Sending you" comes from Comfort & Hope Stamp set
  • "A little" comes from Gnome for the Holidays stamp set
  • "Magic" comes from Poinsettia Petals stamp set

Each of the words were inked with the Gorgeous Grape Stampin' Write marker and stamped "near" each other for a whimsical little greeting.

Gorgeous Posies Card Kit & Flight of Fancy Stampin Up (1)

I added half a dozen Champagne Rhinestones to the front for that extra magic bling, and the final step was to include a Whisper White insert inside the Gorgeous Grape base card. Along the bottom of the insert I stamped the sparkle image from Flight of Fancy in Gorgeous Grape ink.

I'd love to know what you think, so you're very welcome to leave a comment if you'd like, then please check out all our other beautiful Gorgeous Grape creations in the Colour Creation Showcase. Once again, lovely Cathy is hosting and the full list of participants can be found at her blog here.

Hope to see you again soon!

Kathryn Ruddick

(Melbourne Aus.)


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Oh, Kathryn, this is utterly delightful. The little witch is perfectly placed under the beautiful big blooms, and I love the way you cleverly concocted the sentiment. Such a sweet card! Hang in there. x

Rachel Woollard

Very clever card Katherine, I love your addition of the witch, she’s very cute

Catherine Proctor

Oh Kathryn what a very special card for very tough times. Your witch is adorable BTW and I love this posies card kit - another one to add to the list, he he! Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx


Oh Kathryn... that just so damn cute!

Rachel Palmieri

What an adorable little witch (and mouse) and I love the way you've pieced together the sentiment from here, there and everywhere!

Andrea Sargent

A great card Kathryn. I love the cute little character and mouse flying through the sky as she flies under the the floral design of the kit. Your colouring is gorgeous - just perfect. Your combination of the 3 different sentiments is brilliant. xxx

Kate Morgan

Haha, what a fun addition adding that cute little witch and mouse flying across your card, now that made me smile!

Michele Taylor

So cute Kathryn. I really love how you were able to put together your very own greeting by using three different stamp sets. Genius idea. We definitely were on the same wave length when it came to positioning our sentiment this week. Great minds......

Caroline Manwaring

Kathryn, your card is so gorgeous and cute! And that is the sweetest little mouse ever! Love how you have showcased Gorgeous Grape.

Sue Madex

That's such a cute addition to this card. And wow - you are good with the paper snips, terrific fussy cutting.

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