Autumn Medley Stepper Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Autumn Medley Stepper 1

AW Autumn Medley Stepper 2

 

Good afternoon. This is another of my show samples using the Autumn Medley stamp from Chocolate Baroque. This is a variation of a previous project but this time I used some of the new stencils too.

I have used acorn and foliage dies from my stash but elements could be cut out and decoupaged from the stamped image too.

Materials:

  • Autumn Medley and Mackintosh Sentiments stamps
  • Useful Leaves and Seasonal Journey stencils
  • A5 ready made stepper card (Hunkydory), white stamping card, A4 thick cartridge paper and waste shredded paper
  • Ink Spritzers: Reds, oranges, yellows and greens – some with gold mica (Mr Huey’s and Lindy’s Stamp Gang)
  • WOW embossing powders (extra fine Gold Rich, White and Metallic Gold Sparkle)
  • Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Ink (Vintage Photo)
  • Dye based inks: Orange and yellow (Spectrum Noir Aquatints)
  • Watercolour and sparkle pens (reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens)
  • Fine tipped marker (brown)
  • Paper raffia (yellow)
  • Dies: Acorns (Spellbinders), foliage with berries (Sizzix Tim Holtz), leaves (Sheena Douglass), square and mini tag (Tattered Lace)
  • 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the cartridge paper with autumnal coloured inks and leave to dry. Trim the background panel. Die cut the tag, foliage and acorns from the remainder.
  2. Add further colouring detail to the foliage and leave to dry. Shape using a ball tool and embossing mat.
  3. To finish the background panel apply Versamark through the leaf and sentiment stencils and heat emboss with sparkly gold powder. Use the fine tipped pen to enhance the lettering (adding a bit of a drop shadow). Blend a little Distress Ink in from the edges to frame, and glue to the card front.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the tag with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder (‘with love’ – tricky to see in the photo). Add raffia ribbon and glue to the back step of the card (right hand side).
  5. Stamp the Autumn Medley onto stamping card using Versamark and emboss with detail gold powder. Colour with watercolour and sparkle pens.
  6. Lay the square die onto the image and mark the position of the overhang with pencil and trim around with a craft knife or scissors (i.e. the foliage and hair that extends beyond the die edge). Lay the overhang behind the die cutting edge (so it won’t cut through) and cut out the square. Edge with Distress Ink, blending in from around the edges of the square mat.
  7. Scrunch up a bundle of the waste paper strips and raffia and lay the die cut topper over the top. Put everything together using 3D glue gel.
  8. Finish by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped berries, acorns and some hair strands to give added shine.

Quick and Easy Mackintosh Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a quick and easy card made with the Mackintosh themed stamps recently featured on Hochanda. This one can be made in under 15 minutes.

AW All My Love CAS

 

 

Materials:

 

*I used StazOn to stamp the sentiment on my coated card as I wasn’t sure if Versafine would dry on the slightly shiny surface. If you are using an ‘inkable’ type of card/paper the Versafine will be fine for this.

 

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the heart and flowers onto stamping card and heat emboss with clear powder. Cut out elements and colour with inks and sparkle pen.
  2. Stick the ribbon to card front with double sided tape. Stamp the sentiment. Glue down the stamped embellishments with 3D glue or foam pads for added dimension.

Butterfly Fold Back card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly Fold Back 1

AW Butterfly Fold Back 2

AW Butterfly Fold Back 3

AW Butterfly Fold Back 4

Note: I recently got the Tim Holtz stamping platform from Tonic Studios and I found it perfect for this project. Building the frame with the swirly stamp was so easy. Simply stamped, turned the card 90 degrees and stamped again. However, it is not essential for this project. Using an acrylic block with grid markings will help you to align the stamp with the card edge when building the frame with the swirl stamp.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Make a vertical score line half way across the card front and fold back.
  2. Open the card out flat and stamp the swirls around the edges with Versamark ink to frame. Use a gridded acrylic block to help align the stamp with the card edges. Also stamp the verse and small butterfly. Heat emboss with the pearl blue powder. Colour the butterfly with sparkle pen and add glitter glue dots for added sparkle.
  3. Stamp the large butterfly onto white card with Versafine. Using watercolour pens directly onto the stamp, colour the lightly spritz with water and overstamp onto the black image. This will give a watercolour effect. Add more colour with the sparkle pens. Cut out and glue to the edge of the card fold back. To make it neater you could paint the back of the white card with black acrylic.
  4. Finish with more stickles and add some Glossy Accents to some areas of the butterfly detail.

Russian Spires card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Russian Spires 1

AW Russian Spires 2

AW Russian Spires 3

 

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing a set of cards created with the new stencils from Chocolate Baroque. These are fairly quick makes.

I decided to try running the Russian Spires stencil through my die cut machine on the embossing setting to get added texture. I also brayered over the stencil with glycerine before embossing. This transferred to the card providing a medium on which to sprinkle embossing powders. I experimented and played with different colours, adding additional colouring with pens or pencils. I quite liked the distressed effect.

Materials:

  • Russian Spires, Silhouette Palaces 1 and 2 stencils, and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp set
  • Card blanks (20.5 X 15cm), smooth card (black and white), glitter card (lilac, cream, blue)
  • Glycerine (available from the chemist)
  • Heat embossing powders (gold, pink, amethyst)
  • Versamark embossing pen
  • Alcohol markers (black, grey)
  • Acrylic pen (opaque white)
  • Metallic coloured pencils (Faber Castell)
  • Watercolour and Sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold, silver)
  • Die to cut sentiment panel (Tattered Lace Pin Dot Rectangles)

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Make a Wish

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.

Birthday card created with the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque

AW Birthday Card

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my TV show samples (Hochanda) created using the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

It started off as a completely different project. I wanted to create an opulent golden Easter egg with an aged effect. I stamped the egg onto mirror card and covered it with Ranger Crackle Accents. I was hoping that it would give me a crackle background which I could paint over with brown acrylic, wipe off the surface, and leave an aged effect. However, the crackle didn’t develop as expected. All I got was a few deep crackles and not the crazed crackle effect that I was after. Obviously Crackle Accents doesn’t work too well on shiny mirror surfaces. So I learned something new.

I decided to cut out a tag shape from my ‘disaster’ and mount it onto a card front. I added a bit of colour using alcohol pens, and stamped the crackle effect on top using the background stamp and StazOn ink.

I partially stamped the egg onto the orange background mat, coloured with sparkle pens (spritzed & splattered background), and added more texture and crackle by stamping with gold paint.

Materials:

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.