Mandala patterns created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good afternoon. I often love to play and create something different with my stamps. Here I have created 2 mandalas using elements from scene building stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Mandala Plan

I have a circular stamping gear from Inkadinkadoo, but these can be created by drawing a circle and dividing it up into segments, then repeat stamping around the pencilled template. With the stamping gear it is so much quicker.

I first had a play by stamping images onto waste copy paper using the monument stamp (from English Cottages) and rose tree stamp (from Townhouses). I stamped 16 repeats around the circle.

The first pattern inspired me to make something with an industrial feel. In the second image I could see a definite secondary pattern of a large flower in the centre. So I thought something bright and floral would be fitting.

 

AW Mandala Invention

I stamped the image with Versamark onto black card and embossed in gold powder. The image was cut out and mounted onto a 6 X 6 inch card blank. The corners were stamped with black ink.

A die cut circle was stamped and embossed with a sentiment from Punky Expressions. I used a die cut cog (Sizzix) to finish, cut in black card and coated with gold gilding wax.

AW Mandala Bright

I had a lot of fun with this one and went a bit crazy with sparkle pens. The trees were stamped and embossed in fine gold powder. The image was flooded with plenty of colour, then spritzed with lots of water to make the colours bleed. I also puffed through a straw to spread the colour further. Finished with a few sparkly sequins and PVA pearls. Edged with pink alcohol marker and mounted onto and 8 X 8 inch card blank.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘sparkle and shine’ – so I have entered this one.

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Butterfly Wishes card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly Wishes

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda.

I played with the butterfly stamp from the Spring Fairies April set. I used a stamping gear to create the wreath but you can achieve the same by drawing a circle (lightly in pencil), placing a little mark at 8 points around it and stamping freehand. Stamp and turn the card, stamp again keeping the angle of your stamp constant.

A simple wreath stamped onto a plain background, perhaps with variegated inks, would look quite pretty too.

 

Materials:

  • Spring Fairy Collection (April) and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 6X 6 inch white scalloped card blank, plain card (black and white) and silver mirror card (plus ready made scalloped frame)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and StazOn (Black)
  • Embossing powders: white detail and silver tinsel (with glitter)
  • Clear glitter glue
  • Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear

How to make it:

  1. Trim the black card panel and stamp the sentiment in the centre with Versamark. Heat emboss with white powder.
  2. Randomly stamp the butterfly with Versamark. Heat emboss with the silver powder. Glue to the card front along with the silver frame.
  3. Stamp the butterfly wreath onto silver mirror card with StazOn ink. Cut around the outside and layer onto white card. Trim around the outside to leave a white border and cut out the centre. Layer onto the card with foam pads.
  4. Finish with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Butterfly Shrine card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32

Here is another project that I created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32 this month.

I came up with this after playing with my Inkadinkadoo stamping gear (circular wheel) and the Sticks & Stones stamp set to create wreath. Similar can be achieved by drawing a circle and dividing it into 8 sections. Keeping the stamp orientation steady, stamp and turn the card between each stamping or just work more freely around a circle.

I hope that you like it, and I look forward to seeing your entries x.

AW Butterfly Shrine Colour Challenge 32

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. The top corners of the card blank were rounded off using a punch. The bottom strip was cut from blue card. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with copper powder. The strip was then edged with gilding wax before gluing to the card base.
  2. An A5 sheet of stamping card was spritzed with blue & green inks and stamped with Silhouette Grasses. The top edge was cut using the decorative trim die. The top and edges were rubbed over with gilding wax. A circular mat was cut from blue card and placed behind the decorative central motif. The background was then glued to the card front.
  3. Another piece of stamping card was lightly spritzed with blue ink. The wreath was then stamped with Distress Ink using the stamping gear. The wreath was cut out with the circle die and gilding wax rubbed over the decorative edge. This was mounted to the card front with 3D foam pads.
  4. The butterfly was stamped (Just Butterflies set), embossed with copper powder and coloured with sparkle pens. I cut then cut out and shaped for added dimension. The ribbon and butterfly were then glued to the card front.
  5. I finished with copper PVA pearls and glitter glue on the wreath, blue PVA pearls along the base strip.

Butterfly Wreath Card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32

AW Butterfly Wreath Colour Challenge 32

 

Here is my first contribution to Chocolate Baroques Colour Challenge 32 this month.

I came up with this after playing with my Inkadinkadoo stamping gear (circular wheel) – I hope that you like it.

Looking forward to seeing your entries x

 

Materials:

 

How it was made:

  1. I created the wreath using the stamping gear and the Sticks & Stones stamp set with green Distress Inks. I stamped the butterflies and sentiment with copper pigment ink and heat embossed with clear powder. Similar can be achieved by drawing a circle and dividing it into 8 sections. Keeping the stamp orientation steady, stamp and turn the card between each stamping, or just work more freely around a circle.
  2. The background was spritzed with pale blue ink. I cut out the topper and created a circular card using scalloped circle dies. I used the fine tipped pen to draw faux stitching and edged the card with blue Distress Ink.
  3. The butterfly was stamped and embossed with copper powder and coloured with sparkle pens. I cut then cut it out and shaped for added dimension. Twigs were cut from mirror card.
  4. I finished with the copper PVA pearls and a few dots of glitter glue for sparkle.

A quick and easy card created for Chocolate Baroque

Here is another quick and easy stamping project for you – make it in under 15 minutes.

I used an Inkadinkadoo stamping gear circular stamping wheel to create this. This makes stamping in a circle really quick and easy. If you don’t have one of these simply draw a circle (approx. 11cm diameter) lightly with pencil (use a compass, template or die to draw around) and divide it into 8 segments (make a little mark every 45 degrees – dig out that old school protractor) to help position your stamping.

I inked my background card blank, but ready coloured or pretty printed card would make it an even quicker to make.

AW CAS Joy in us

I have not played with my stamping gear for a while now. I am off to rummage through my stamp collection and try out a few more designs.

Materials:

  • Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • 6X6 inch scalloped card blank
  • Inkpads: Distress Ink (Forest Moss), dye based (blue) and multicolour (Kaliedacolor – Country)
  • Optional: circular stamping gear (Inkadinkadoo)
  • Shaped dies: Scalloped circle approx. 12.5cm diameter (Tonic) and smaller sentiment panel dies approx 3 and 5cm across (Spellbinders)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the floral spray in multi-coloured ink using a stamping gear (see note above if you don’t have one of these). Cut out with scalloped circle die. Edge with blue ink.
  2. Cut out the sentiment mats and stamp the sentiment. Colour the card blank and sentiment mats with blue and green inks.
  3. Glue mats to card front with 3D foam for dimension. Finish with glitter glue for sparkle.