Colour Creations - Gorgeous Grape
October 05, 2022
Welcome to another Colour Creations Blog Hop with the Art With Heart Stampin' Up! team.
This week we feature a strong warm purple which reminds me of Salvias, Pansies and Lavender.
While Gorgeous Grape works really well in a monotone project with lots of other purples, it also looks wonderful with bright, sunshine colours, and so that is what I have chosen this week.
When planning what I would make for the Colour Creations blog hop this week, I looked through my collection of stamp sets to see what I have that lends itself to the week's colour. I also like to see if there is a stamp set that I haven't used yet, which needs to see ink.
That lead to a fairly easy decision to use the Speedy Recovery Stamp set which I got in the recent 24 hour stamp sale.
Speedy Recovery is a simple, sweet stamp set with a mixture of images and nice "Get Well Soon" type sentiments in a really lovely font. The main images are really easy to fussy-cut with Stampin' Snips, so the set does not have a coordinating punch or die-set.
Today I went for the easiest background ever! I went through my files of cardstock scraps and pulled out the thin strips of leftover card, and basically glued them to a white Stitched Rectangle die-cut and then trimmed them to the desired length - which was pretty much random.
The background image was stamped directly on the layers of card using a dark green ink, then I added a tiny touch of white to the tag and flowers using the White Chalk Marker.
The main image was stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink on Basic White card, fussy-cut with Paper Snips, then mounted with a couple of Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it up off the card. The whole card front was then adhered to a Gorgeous Grape card base.
Following the very good and inspiring example of a couple of my stamping friends, I added a strip of the colour and a stamped image on the insides of the cards too.
It is now time to see what the other lovely Art With Heart stamping team members have done with Gorgeous Grape. If you click on the next box below, it will take you to Diane Furniss' blog, and so on . . . .
Should you find a broken link in the blog hop, each week all the participants and their links are listed on lovely Cathy Proctor's blog here.
See you again soon with very inky fingers!!
Love your background, Kathryn - it looks so cool! These are both wonderful "get well" cards - they would instantly make anyone feel better. Love this design!
Posted by: Catherine Proctor | October 05, 2022 at 08:28 PM
These gorgeous bright colours alone would be enough to perk up someone feeling under the weather ... but the delightful stamped images really add to the cheer. Lovely cards, Kathryn.
Posted by: CHRISTINE BLAIN | October 05, 2022 at 08:33 PM
Kathryn, your stripy backgrounds look amazing and what a wonderful way to use up all those scraps. The colouring with the White Chalk Marker adds a perfect highlitght
Posted by: Rachel Woollard | October 05, 2022 at 08:37 PM
What lovely bright cards Kathryn, they will really brighten someones day.
Posted by: Diane Furniss | October 06, 2022 at 02:01 PM
It may be an easy background, but I love the bright coloured strips, so effective, Kathryn. These cards are both fantastic and with all the wonderful colour would help cheer anyone up!
Posted by: Kate Morgan | October 06, 2022 at 02:50 PM
Kathryn what a wonderful set of cards to cheer up anyone feeling under the weather! The strips of colour are a joy and the stamped fussy cut images are perfectly matched.
Posted by: Rosa Leyden | October 07, 2022 at 10:12 PM
Love those coloured strips Kathryn, they really would give anyone 'good feels'.
Posted by: Rachel Palmieri | October 11, 2022 at 06:06 PM
What great cards Kathryn, I just love the backgrounds that you have created and then stamped on! That is just fantastic and looks so effective. Easy or not it looks wonderful! These cards would make anyone feel so much better that is for sure! I need to search out this stamp set now!
Posted by: Sharon Davern | October 17, 2022 at 03:32 PM