I was attracted to the five new 2023-2025 In Colors from Stampin’ Up! as soon as I saw them. There’s something about these earth tones that just captured my imagination, and I was immediately sad that they’d only be around for two years. The first one that really caught my eye was Moody Mauve. I’ve always thought of mauve as a purple but this has more of a pink tone. Regardless of the name I love it and decided to create a card using nothing else (except white and gold).
I began by cutting two 4″ x 5-1/4″ pieces of Basic White Card. Then from the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set I chose the multi-heart image. Using Moody Mauve ink I covered one of the Basic White layers with the hearts. This would be the background layer for my card.
The other Basic White layer was destined for the inside of the card, so using scrap paper I covered all but a 1″ strip at the top. Then I stamped the hearts over the visible strip of card. With that done I cut a 1/8″ x 4″ piece of Moody Mauve Card and fixed that along the bottom edge of the stamped strip using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
For my card base I cut and scored some Moody Mauve Card. After folding it along the scored line I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Then using liquid glue I mounted the heart background onto the front, and added the other Basic White layer to the inside.
Finally I stamped the hearts all over the flap of a Basic White Medium Envelope.
Now all I needed was the sentiment layer and I started by choosing “you’ve got the biggest heart” from the Happy Labels Stamp Set. After stamping it across the centre of a 2-7/8″ x 3-7/8″ piece of Basic White Card, I glued the layer onto a 3″ x 4″ piece of Moody Mauve Card.
Next I wrapped some Moody Mauve 3/8″ Textured Ribbon around the assembled layers below the sentiment. After securing it on the back with Tear & Tape Adhesive, I added the layers to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the final touch I turned to the Give It A Whirl Dies. There’s a number of hearts in this set but I chose the largest one (designed to cut a heart-shaped hole). So I cut a 2″ x 2″ piece of Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and die-cut the heart from that.
Finally using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the gold heart to the sentiment layer and just like that my card was complete.
I love how this card turned out. but I wonder what you think of Moody Mauve. Please leave a comment below and share your thoughts.