Yellow Rose and Shoes card

Good morning. A quick share of a card made for a friend. She loves yellow roses and shoes – so this is what I came up with.

AW Sue card 1

It is an 8 X 8 inch fold back card. A 6 X 6 inch half square was cut into the right hand side and the half frame folded back to create the shaped card.

AW Sue card 2

I used various dies to cut decorative panels, hearts, sprigs and a 3D floral embellishment.

AW Sue card inside

I used a printed yellow rose paper on the inside panel – stamped with sentiment and inked the edges to coordinate with the card front.

 

I was a bit worried about this one as I had to rush it a bit – leaving it until the last minute. Thankfully she loved it.

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Quick and Easy Christmas card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Compliments Season CAS

 

Good morning. This is a quick and easy Christmas card make – great when you have big batches of cards to get ready. I think that the sentiment might be better stamped directly onto the card front – quicker too.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the trees with Versafine and extend the base of the scene by drawing with the pen. Edge the card with black marker and a little Distress Ink. Glue to the card front.
  2. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and emboss with the sparkly gold powder. Note: I combined 2 sentiments using the separate ‘and’ stamp to join them. Tip: Use a gridded acrylic block to help align the text level and straight.
  3. Trim and edge with black marker. Glue to the card front.
  4. Finish with a bow and with dots of 3D glaze pen.

Quick and easy floral cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here are a set of quick and easy 6 X 6 inch cards. Each can be made in under 15 minutes, so they are great for those speedy last minute makes.

 

AW Flora Musica With Love CAS

AW Harlequin Bouquet With Love CAS

AW Pink Rose Make a Wish CAS

AW Purple Rose Sometimes CAS

AW Yellow Rose With Love CAS

I used patterned papers from Crafty Individuals (Travels in Italy or Springtime) for the background. Stamps include Harlequin Bouquet, Crackling Rose, Floribunda Net, Flora Musica and Loving Sentiments.

All were stamped with Versafine (Onyx Black) and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss). This makes colouring really quick and easy as the embossed lines resist the watercolour. I used watercolour pens, Distress Inks, gouache paints and sparkle pens to colour. Gouache paints are semi opaque watercolours which are great where some coverage of the underlying patterned paper is needed.

Harlequin Bouquet card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Bouquet A Little Sunshine

 

Good morning. Just catching up with blogging a few more of my recent show samples created for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda. This one was created with the Harlequin Bouquet stamp.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Trim the patterned paper to make a panel approx. 5 ¾ inch X 4 ¼ wide. From the offcut cut a tag to fit the sentiment.
  2. Stamp the image and sentiment with Versafine and heat emboss with the clear powder.
  3. Colour the image with watercolour and sparkle pens. Add a little opaque gouache to give a bit more coverage over the patterned background (mix on a palette).
  4. Stamp the right hand side of the card blank with Distress Ink and heat emboss with clear powder. Edge with black pen to frame.
  5. Add faux stitching to the panel and tag using the fine tipped pen and glue to the card front.
  6. Finish with ribbon and faux gems.

Harlequin Bouquet Birthday card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Harlequin Bouquet With Love Gold

 

Good morning. Just catching up with blogging a few more of my recent show samples created for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda. This one was created with the Harlequin Bouquet stamp.

I experimented a bit with the Soft Form Relief Paste on this one. I tried inking the stamp before coating with the paste (using Archival Ink) with the hope to transfer the ink into the paste embellishment. I wasn’t sure if the ink would just diffuse and bleed into the paste making a smudgy mess. I was really pleased with the result – the inked image stayed clean and sharp and transferred perfectly.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Ink the stamp with Archival Ink and spread the relief paste over the top with a palette knife. Leave to fully dry before peeling away. This will not spoil the stamp in any way and the dried paste stays flexible and is easily removed. Drying times can vary and I find that it usually takes 2 days for me (I don’t have heating). So you need to plan ahead a bit when using this but the results are worth it.
  2. Emboss the card blank with the harlequin folder and rub over with a little gilding wax.
  3. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark onto a separate piece of card and heat emboss with the gold powder. Note: I would advise dusting the card with antistatic powder before embossing. I usually do this but forgot in this case so got some stray embossing powder over the background. However, I thought it looked ok and made it a bit more vintage looking in this case.
  4. Trim the sentiment panel and glue to the card front along with the paste embellishment. Add Glossy Accents over the flowers and leaves to make them stand out.
  5. Finish with a bow and PVA pearls.

Summer Birdies card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Birdies 3

AW Birdies 2

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing some of my samples made for the recent Christmas shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. I decided to forego Christmas with this one and make a pretty shaped summer card with the birdies.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Create the card blank by cutting a folded square card, through both layers, overhanging one of the die points over the card fold on the left side. Cut another whole flower from stamping card. If you don’t have a suitable die draw a flower shape onto your card blank and cut out with scissors. Consider how it will sit when standing – I arranged 2 petal points so that they sit level at the base. Use the card blank as a template to cut the stamping panel.
  2. Stamp the scene onto the front panel. No clever masking is needed, simply stamp the ‘solid silhouette’ fir tree onto the sides to partially cover and disguise the Christmas trees.
  3. Stamp the bird house onto another piece of stamping card. Extend the pole by drawing with a pen. Cut out omitting the holly leaves (just chop them off). Snip the base of the pole to fit the card front when overlaid.
  4. Colour the images with Distress Inks. Apply ink to your craft mat or a palette and pick up colour with a damp brush. Use a blending sponge for some of the larger areas (sky and trees).
  5. Attach the bird house to the card front with foam pads or 3D glue gel. Finish with a little glitter glue for added sparkle.

Harlequin Bouquet With Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

Harlequin Bouquet With Love A5

 

Good evening. Just catching up with blogging a few more of my recent show samples created for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda. This one was created with the Harlequin Bouquet stamp.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Ink up the harlequin part of the stamp with Distress Ink and stamp over the card blank to create background texture.
  2. Repeat stamp the sentiment with gold pigment ink and heat emboss with the clear powder.
  3. Stamp the image with Archival Ink and colour with watercolour and sparkle pens. Add some pencil shading for added texture.
  4. Cut the oval frame from Kraft card and rub over with a little gilding wax.
  5. Trim the topper and glue behind the frame. Attach to the card front with 3D foam for added depth.