Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Colour Creations - Gorgeous Grape

Gorgeous Grape is our colour for week 19, a lovely strong, true purple. Back in the Seventies, when tie-dye was the "thing", purple would have been my colour of choice. In fact my first couch after leaving home was this shade!!! The participants in Colour Creations are all Stampin' Up! demonstrators and members of Art With Heart.

Spiral Dye
is a large background stamp from the Annual catalogue. Playing about with colour combinations is half the fun with this big stamp, and by rotating the card 180 degrees, the stamp fills in the gap. Fresh Freesia pairs nicely with Gorgeous Grape in both the ink and card.

Once the background was sorted, it was time to dress the card, and the Penned Flowers dies, from the Hand-Penned bundle were my choice.

A Layered Circle in the appropriate size for the sentiment fits snugly on the Stitched So Sweetly label. 

Glittered Organdy ribbon and pastel pearls add a touch more 'party' to this card.

 Add an off cut of the Spiral Dye to the inside for the finishing touch. Now head over to Michele to see her gorgeous creation.

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  1. Your tie-die background looks very funky! Such a groovy background for the lovely flowers.

  2. Wow, this certainly is a party card, Rachel! Such a great colour combination and just perfect for the 70s vibe of this stamp. BTW I would love to see a photo of your purple couch!

  3. Lovely funky card Rachel, Fresh Freesia looks great with Gorgeous Grape

  4. This is the ideal birthday card for a purple lover, Rachel! Fresh Freesia looks beautiful with Gorgeous Grape, and I think the tie dye background was a great choice for these two shades. I love the sparkle provided by the Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

  5. Beautiful combination of colours, I love Fresh Freesia with Gorgeous Grape Rachel. Beautiful card.

  6. The tones of Fresh Freesia with Gorgeous Grape is a match made in heaven. It is so pretty and the Stitched So Sweetly die is wonderful with the bold white circle sentiment on top.

  7. A great card Rachel. I love your colour combo - a beautiful match. I remember the tie die craze of many years ago - tie dying was such fun - and so is the swirl stamp, especially the way reversing the card-stock fills in the swirly gap. Love your layers of labels, die cuts and ribbon. All beautiful. Xxx

  8. Peace man! It’s like so psychedelic! This really is gorgeous Rachel. Very pretty embellishments and the swirly stamp is quite hypnotising.

  9. Eye-catching background and the colours are perfect together and pairs nicely with the layers and glittery ribbon. Fabulous card Rachel.


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