Quick and easy cards using Chocolate Baroque stamps

Good morning. Here are a couple of quick and easy makes using the Christmas stamps recently featured on Hochanda TV with Chocolate Baroque. With the volume of cards needed at Christmas we all need a range of quick and easy make ideas. There are more ideas from my Teamies on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog today if you would like to see more.

AW Three Kings CAS

My first sample is with the gorgeous new Bearing Gifts stamp. I used one of the 6 X 6inch background papers from Crafty Individuals (Travels in Italy) to create a quick background. The sentiment from the Lets Get Festive set was stamped with Versamark Ink and embossed with detail white powder. The paper was then roughened with the edge of my scissors and curled before gluing to the card front.

The kings were stamped onto white card with Versafine (Onyx Black). Colouring was done really quickly using watercolour pens. Colour was applied directly into the darker areas and brushed out with water or clear sparkle pen to give the shading. The image was then cut out and layered onto the card front with foam pads for added depth.

AW Sunset Scene CAS 1

For my second quick make I chose one of my inky background papers (textured cartridge) created with ink sprays and Brusho powders.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge (Mon) is ‘Sprinkle and Splatter’ – so I have entered this one.

AW Sunset Scene CAS 2

The scene from the Winter Edges set was stamped across the centre with Versafine Ink (Onyx Black). It was stamped again without re-inking just above and to the left slightly (to create distance). The stamp was turned upside down and stamped along the base. Trees were then stamped randomly by inking only parts of the stamp. The reflection was created by stamping onto acetate and pressing this down onto the card to transfer the ink.

The scene was edged with black alcohol marker to frame, mounted onto white and red card before gluing to the card front (15 X 13cm card blank).

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Chocolate Baroque are on Hochanda TV Today

Good morning. Chocolate Baroque are on Hochanda TV today with some gorgeous Indian themed stamps with Paisley designs and Elephants too.

 

Show times 8am and 2pm (Freeview Channel 85 – or watch online live or catch up via their website www.hochanda.com).

 

Here is a sneaky peek of my samples xxx.

AW Indian

Positive Thoughts Blossom

Good morning. Today I am sharing the last of my recent Hochanda TV show samples using the Scrumptious Succulents and Blossom and Grow stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Grow Positive Orange Blooms

The blossoms were stamped directly onto a 6 X 6 inch pink card blank using Versamark Ink and heat embossed with detail gold powder. Tip: Stamp the four corners first by stamping then turning the card and stamping again, keeping the stamp and block in the same orientation. Then repeat the process stamping the other blossom in between. I used the Tim Holtz Stamping Press (Tonic) to make this really quick and easy. It is not essential to use a stamp press but it will make it much easier.

The blossoms were coloured with Distress Oxide Ink (Carved Pumpkin), green and gold sparkle pens and a damp brush. Metallic orange/silver and gold gel pens (Pentel and Sakura) were used to add highlights to the flowers.

Next I created a stamp mask by stamping the cactus onto scrap copy paper and cutting out. I used a few dots of Zig 2 Way glue to give a tacky temporary stick to the reverse to hold the masks in place while stamping. Alternatively you could use the special Masking Tissue to create masks.

The cacti were then stamped onto white stamping card using Versafine (Vintage Sepia), covering images with masks as required so that some images appear to be behind the foreground stamped images. The sentiment was stamped onto pink card.

The cacti were coloured using watercolour pencils and a damp brush to smooth and blend the colour. The topper was then cut out and lightly shaped to give dimension before sticking to the card with foam pads.

The sentiment was cut out using a small decorative panel die. A little Distress Oxide was used to colour the edges. This was mounted with 3D glue gel along with a small die cut flower and sprigs (Tattered Lace).

 

AW Grow Positive Green

My next sample was stamped onto a patterned paper using Versafine (Onyx Black). Again I used masks where needed to build up the scene (prepared as above). Coloured with pencils and added a little yellow glaze gel pen (Sakura) to the blossom stamens.

The panel was edged with black alcohol marker to frame before mounting onto white card and gluing to the green card blank (6 X 6 inch).

AW Let Love Blossom Bright 1

For my next sample I dug out an inky background paper from my stash. This one was created with ink sprays and Brusho powders. I thought that it would make a lovely tropical background for a scene.

AW Let Love Blossom Bright

A background panel was created in the same way as my first sample but using Distress Ink (Old Paper) for a subtle effect. A little clear sparkle pen was used to add petal highlights. The panel was edged with green alcohol marker to frame and mounted onto green card before gluing to the card front (6 X 6 inch).

The scene was built up, stamping with Versafine Ink (Onyx Black) onto the coloured panel, using masks where needed (made from copy paper as given above). Images were coloured with Distress Oxide Ink (Carved Pumpkin), watercolour and sparkle pens. The panel was edged with black alcohol marker to frame and glued to the card front with foam pads for added depth.

I had so much fun with these gorgeous stamp sets.

Happy stamping x.

Quick and Easy cards created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing three quick and easy makes using stamps from Chocolate Baroque. These are great for batch making or for creating something in a hurry.

AW I shall be your wings CAS

For my first make I used the Square Bubbles background stamp and I Shall Be Your Wings stamp set.

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge (Wed) is ‘Frame It’ – so I have entered this one.

A black card blank (15 X 13cm) was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white powder. The feather was embossed with aqua glitter powder onto white card, and the sentiment with white powder. The card was sprayed with water and colours dropped on (sparkle pens) and blown around by puffing through a straw. Finished with a few sparkly sequins.

AW Let Your Dreams Soar CAS

My second quick make was created using the Square Bubbles background and Rose Duo stamp set along with a sentiment from I shall Be Your Wings. I used dies to cut a fancy card blank and layers in black and watercolour card.

The card blank background and sentiment were stamped with Versafine (Onyx Black). The foliage was then stamped using a multi-coloured dye based inkpad. Spritzing with water spread and softened the prints. A black alcohol marker was used to edge the card.

A strip of copy paper was then placed across the sentiment (acting as a mask) and images stamped again with Versafine, repeating the stamping without re-inking to create depth. I added a tiny die cut bird to finish the scene.

AW Simple Floral CAS

I again used the Square Bubbles background stamp and Rose Duo set to create a pretty floral card.

The image was stamped with Versafine onto watercolour card and very quickly coloured with watercolour pens. A little colour was added directly to the darker areas and colour dragged out using a damp brush to give quick shading.

I then covered my image and stamped the background with pale ink. I had already stamped the image onto copy paper and cut out to create a mask. You could also use special Masking Tissue, which has a tacky temporary adhesive back, to create masks. I often do this with a new stamp set keeping the masks in my stash for future use (I re-use these masks multiple times). If you don’t have masks prepared then obviously you will need a little more than 15 mins to make this one. Alternatively just randomly stamp around the background avoiding the floral image. I finished by edging with alcohol marker and faux stitching using a fine tipped pen before gluing to the card blank.

Surreal Dreamy Tree Landscapes created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of projects using the Rose Tree and Essence of Nature stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

My first is a surreal dreamlike scene using the pretty rose tree as the main focal point.

AW Rose Tree

The theme of this week’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘use more than one stamp’ – so I have entered this one.

Materials:

  • Rose Tree and Essence of Nature stamp sets
  • 19.5cm X 14.5cm card blank, black card, white card (for backing), acetate (recycled packaging) and waste copy paper (to create masks)
  • Clear double sided sticky sheet
  • StazOn Inkpad (Jet Black)
  • Alcohol ink pens and opaque white marker
  • Bulb spritzer attachment to spray ink pen (similar to Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer)
  • Nail varnish remover
  • Glitters (green, gold and crystal)
  • Viva Décor Kristall Gel (Holographic)
  • Hexagon dies (Tonic)

How it was done:

  1. The scene was stamped onto the acetate using StazOn ink.
  2. Colouring was added to the reverse using alcohol ink pens. Strips of copy paper were used as a mask and alcohol ink spritzed using a bulb attachment for pens. Basically air is blown across the pen tip by squeezing the bulb, creating a spray. Some colour was dabbed away from the sky area using nail varnish remover.
  3. Double sided sticky sheet was then placed on the back and coloured glitters were dropped onto the scene, burnishing into the sticky sheet using a finger.
  4. A die was then used to cut out a hexagon shape from the centre of the scene. A little Kristall Gel was applied to the background panel for added texture and sparkle.
  5. White card was trimmed and glued to the back to make the images stand out. These were then backed with black card to create a border around the background and hexagon cut shape. White faux stitching was added to frame the images.

AW Butterfly Tree

My second project uses the lovely butterfly tree as the main focus to create another dreamy scene.

Materials:

  • Essence of Nature stamp set
  • 15cm square card blank, cartridge paper, metallic satin card (blue/silver), pink vellum
  • Versamark Inkpad and pen
  • Embossing powders (aqua sparkle and detail white)
  • Ink spritzers (pink and green) and sparkle brush pens (deep pink and clear)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Diamond) and PVA pearls (pink)
  • Large decorative square die (Tonic)

How it was done:

  1. The background was created using ink spritzers. The image was stamped with Versamark, embossed with sparkly powder and coloured with sparkle pens. The embossing pen was used to draw in extra hills extending the scene and anchoring the tree.
  2. The image was stamped again onto the vellum, embossed with white powder. The butterflies were cut out, shaped and glued onto the tree.
  3. The image was then framed with the decorative die cut and finished with glitter glue and PVA pearls.

Happy stamping, Anne xxx.

Quick and Easy Nature Tree cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here are a couple of quick and easy cards created with the Essence of Nature stamp set from Chocolate baroque.

AW Nature CAS

The first is a small 7 X 13cm card. The background was created with pink and purple ink spritzers. A little sparkle was added with a clear sparkle pen. The tree and sentiment were stamped with Versamark and embossed with sparkle silver embossing powder. A little silver sparkle was also added around the edges.

AW Adopt the Pace CAS

The second card measures 11.5 X 15cm. The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with white powder. The background was created by painting green and orange water based inks onto wet card. A watercolour pen was used to draw in some grasses. The edges were roughened with the edge of my scissors.