Good morning. I am excited to share one of my samples for Lesley’s first TV shows on Hochanda today. I am looking forward to being able to see more fabulous demos from this talented lady. Lesley will be bringing some gorgeous sets of stamps from Chocolate Baroque featuring a romantic theme with gorgeous roses and heartfelt sentiments. Great for creating projects ready for Valentines Day, but also suitable for Weddings and Anniversaries too.
I have used stamps from the Harlequin Rose set to create this card and to decorate a small gift box to match.
- Stamp Sets: Harlequin Rose and Words of Love (small heart stamp)
- 19 X 15cm white card blank, white stamping card and die cut tags
- Small gift box (white card)*
- Inkpads: Distress Ink (Victorian Velvet), Versamark and Versafine (Vintage Sepia)
- WOW embossing powder (Metallic Gold Rich Super Fine)
- Water based sparkle pens (teal and clear)
- Fine ribbons (teal) and fabric rose (pink)
*I used a GSD cutting file and cut the box on my Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine (CD86 Party Favour Boxes from Cocopopart).
How to make:
Trim stamping card to fit the card blank leaving a small border. Stamp the decorative border with Versamark and heat emboss with gold powder.
Open out the box and lay flat. Mine was cut on the Silhouette Cameo, but you could use a die cut or a ready-made plain box. My box measured approx. 20cm square when opened out. Stamp and emboss the box sides with the border stamp.
Colour the card front and box with Distress Ink using a sponge. Colour the border flowers with teal sparkle ink.
Stamp the sentiment onto the card front with Distress Ink. Stamp the mini border with teal ink. Distress the card edges and glue to the card front. I used the edge of my scissors to do this.
Stamp 2 mini tags with the small heart and emboss with gold, emboss along the edges too. Colour with Distress Ink and then with teal pen. Add ribbon and fabric rose and glue in place on the box and card.
Stamp the rose panel in Versafine ink and trim fit on the card front. Ink the card edges with Distress Ink and roughen.
Colour the leaves with teal and clear sparkle pens. Colour the rose with Distress Ink; applying to a palette and picking up colour with a water brush. Brush over the highlights with clear sparkle pen. Attach to the card front with 3D foam.