AWH Colour Creations Showcase - Week 18: Gorgeous Grape

Welcome to Week 18 of the Art with Heart Colour Creations Showcase where each week participants create using one of Stampin' Up!'s gorgeous colours - and this weeks it's Gorgeous Grape!  

My card starts with a Whisper White card base and I have completely covered the card front with a piece of DSP from the 6 x 6 Brights DSP pack.

For a bit of added interest I cut the DSP so it was large enough to cover a portion of the back of the card, as seen in the picture below. I think it makes the spine of the card look neater. What do you think? 

Once adhered, I daubed the DSP edges (including the spine), with Gorgeous Grape ink using a Stamping Sponge

I added a Whisper White and a Gorgeous Grape mat and then daubed a smaller piece of Whisper White cardstock on which I stamped images from the Daisy Lane stamp set.

I stamped the large daisy in Gorgeous Grape in the top right hand corner twice, the second one slightly offset from the first. The stem/leaves are stamped in Pear Pizzaz.


I also stamped the large daisy twice on a scrap piece of Whisper White and punched out both daisies using the Daisy punch. They were stuck together (offset) with a Stampin' Dimensional and then adhered to the card with a couple of Glue Dots. I used Wink of Stella on the centre of the daisy. 

A strip of Gorgeous Grape cardstock and some Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon were added to the card first. 

The mats/stamped images were then adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals, giving even more dimension to the card. And I added some Basic Pearls. No greeting on this card tonight - I've left it as an "any occasion" card.

Finally, the inside was finished off with piece of Whisper White on a Gorgeous Grape mat.  I stuck a narrow strip of the DSP on the Whisper White. Looking at the card now as I type this post, I realise that I forgot to dauber the Whisper White on the inside of the card to match the outside. Oh well!


Are you enjoying the showcase tonight? To see the list of other participants (so you can take a look at their creations) click here.

I hope you can drop by next week.

Keep Safe.



  1. Beautiful, Fiona! I like how you wrapped the DSP around the spine of the card; I've not seen that done before, but it gives a lovely finish. I also really like how you stamped the daisy on the front panel, then punched out extra layers to give it dimension. Beautifully put-together card.

  2. Just gorgeous Fiona - and yes, the paper wrapped around the spine is a stroke of brilliance. Thank you for sharing your Gorgeous Grape inspiration with us this week xx

  3. Yes, I do like the DSP wrapped around, as well as the pure simplicity of the daisy.

  4. I love your card Fiona, I almost made a daisy card as I still had the punches still sitting on my desk. I love how you have wrapped the DSP around the spine. Why we have never thought to do that before I have no idea.

  5. That flower looks amazing! And I see you’ve finally taken my advice and are working with odd numbers for the pearls! I hope I can buy this from your store when you open up!

    1. You are so funny Ben! You make me laugh every week!

  6. I love your attention to detail Fiona. The little touches like the wrapped DSP and all that sponging on the edges really take this card to the next level.

  7. A lovely card Fiona. The different layers and your attention to detail are great. Beautiful. x

  8. Now that's a clever tip, to wrap the DSP around the back of the card, I've never thought of that! Lovely card, Fiona.

  9. Lovely card Fiona. I love the way you have wrapped the dsp around the back. The daisy punch works so well with Gorgeous Grape.

  10. This is really lovely Fiona. I love your great wrap around DSP idea too, and covering the card front entirely with it as well.

  11. That's a beautiful card and I just LOVE that effect with the wrap around DSP. Looks like a book spine. Fab idea - can't wait to try that one.

  12. A beautiful card Fiona and as everyone has said the idea of wrapping the DSP around the spine is a nifty idea. Thanks for sharing it


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