Wednesday, October 6, 2021

CCBH Gorgeous Grape - Week 19

Hello everyone! It’s the Art With Heart team Colour Creations blog hop and tonight’s colour is Gorgeous Grape. This colour sits in the Brights colour family and it’s a deep lovely purple.

I have been wanting to try this particular card design that I have seen several demonstrators make recently. It’s a book binding fold. The card measures 10.5cm x 29.6cm, scored halfway at 14.8cm. I then scored on front panel at 17.8cm.

My card base is Sahara Sand and the panels are DSP Assortment in Gorgeous Grape. The panels were adhered to the base. To the smaller panel I wrapped the White Glittered Organdy ribbon together with Linen thread tied with a bow and tucked the ends to the inside of the card. This panel is adhered to the inside of the card to mimic a bound book cover.

On the larger right panel the Cork Speciality paper in the Mini catalogue has been die cut using the Tasteful Labels set. The sentiment is comprised of two separate greetings from the Artistically Inked and Sweet as a Peach stamp sets and stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink on Sahara Sand card stock. I have punched the sentiment using the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch and adhered some Pastel Pearls in Gorgeous Grape.

The butterflies have been die cut using the Brilliant Wings die set from Shimmery White cards stock to which I applied an ink wash using Gorgeous Grape ink. These have been adhered with a glue dot and embellished with Subtle Shimmer Sequins.

Inside the card the sentiment is from Sweet as a Peach stamp set and stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Hope you enjoy the remaining blog hop where you can find more inspiration from the next participant, the very talented Christine Blain

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the full list of participants on Cathy Proctor’s blog.


  1. Oh, how delightful! The butterflies are very pretty, fluttering across the front of your lovely card.

  2. This is such a great card style, Rosa and your butterflies look so beautiful. Love the mix of Sahara Sand and Gorgeous Grape.

  3. Beautiful butterflies Rosa, they really look like they are fluttering across your card

  4. A great card Rosa. Thank you for your explanation of the fancy fold. I have been thinking about creating this fold, but hadn’t researched the ‘how’ details. Love your beautiful butterflies too. Xxx

  5. What a beautifully put-together card, Rosa! I never would have thought to use the Cork Specialty Paper with Gorgeous Grape, but I love them together. I also think the sentiment stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink on Sahara Sand card looks great. I love everything about this card!

  6. I love the soft tone you achieved for your gorgeous butterflies on shimmery white card. This is such a great fold/design and so effective.

  7. The butterflies are so pretty in that soft water colour of Gorgeous Grape Rosa. A lovely example of a Book Binding Fold.


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