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.
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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.

Flora Musica Swing Back Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Flora Musica Swing Back 1

AW Flora Musica Swing Back 3

 

AW Flora Musica Swing Back 2

 

Good evening. Here is another of my floral makes for the recent shows on Hochanda using the Flora Musica stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. I used a ready made fold back card base (Crafters Companion) but it would be easy to make your own. Take an 8 X 8 inch card blank and draw a 6 X 6 panel into the centre to leave a 1 inch border all around. Cut the right hand edge of the inner panel and half way into the centre (i.e. 3 inches in). Score the outer border section only, vertically to meet the cut line from top and bottom, then fold the outer frame back to the left. Sorry it’s a bit tricky to describe but it really is easy. Try it with a piece of copy paper first.
  2. Open the card out flat and emboss each of the four outer corners with the embossing folder. Gently rub over with Distress Ink using a sponge. Add some highlights onto the roses using the clear sparkle pen.
  3. Stamp the image and sentiment onto the patterned paper using Versafine and heat emboss with the clear powder. Colour with the watercolour and sparkle pens, blending out with a damp brush. Add a little gouache to the colours if you need a little more coverage over the background pattern (gouache is more opaque). Edge with a little Distress Ink and the black marker to frame. Glue to the card front.
  4. Stamp the sentiment onto the inside of the card.

Sparkling Star card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Sparkling Star

 

Good evening. Today I am sharing some of my Christmas makes made for the recent shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. Sorry if Christmas makes are too early for you but hopefully they will give you a bit of inspiration x.

Although I stamped the Christmas trees onto vellum and cut it out to build the star/flower petals for the embellishment, it doesn’t necessarily have to be for Christmas. White on white would make a lovely wedding card.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the corners onto the card blank and emboss with sparkle powder.
  2. Stamp the stripy trees 6 times onto vellum and emboss with the sparkly powder. Cut out the medium and small tree to make the petals. Glue onto the card and add the gem to the centre.
  3. Draw on the faux stitching and dot onto the background (groups of 3 dots).

Sparkling Noel card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Sparkling Noel

 

Good evening. Today I am sharing some of my Christmas makes made for the recent shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. Sorry if Christmas makes are too early for you but hopefully they will give you a bit of inspiration x.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the corners with multi-coloured ink onto the card blank and heat emboss with clear powder.
  2. Stamp the sentiment with pink ink and emboss with clear powder (work quickly as dye ink dries fast). Glue down the ribbon with double sided tape.
  3. Stamp the trees onto stamping card with the multi-coloured ink and emboss with clear powder. Colour with watercolour pens. When dry add some additional shading with the alcohol pen. Edge the card with dark pink alcohol marker.
  4. Apply glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife to add some sparkly snowflakes and rain drops.
  5. Stamp the corners onto acetate and emboss with pink powder. Trim and glue behind the main panel.
  6. Fix the topper to the card with foam pads and trim the top and bottom edge of the acetate to fit the card front.
  7. Finish with PVA pearls and glitter glue plus add the bow.

Let’s Get Festive card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Lets Get Festive 1

 

Good evening. Today I am sharing some of my Christmas makes made for the recent shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. Sorry if Christmas makes are too early for you but hopefully they will give you a bit of inspiration x.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp and emboss the tree scene with white powder. Trim and spritz with inks.
  2. Stamp and emboss the corner onto acetate with blue sparkle powder and trim. Stick behind top right hand edge of topper.
  3. Add some snowflakes and rain drops by applying glitter paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Add some aqua glitter glue around the border.
  4. Cut a mat for the topper from silver card and glue behind.
  5. Stamp the sentiment onto the card blank and emboss with blue sparkle powder.
  6. Stamp the snowflakes onto the background and emboss using silver sparkle powder.
  7. Add the topper to the card with foam pads for dimension.
  8. Colour the brass bells with the silver gilding wax. Add the ribbon and bells to the card.
  9. Draw on the faux stitching and finish with PVA pearls.

Christmas Blessings card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Christmas Blessings

 

Good evening. Today I am sharing some of my Christmas makes made for the recent shows on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque. Sorry if Christmas makes are too early for you but hopefully they will give you a bit of inspiration x.

Although these decorative stamps come with a Christmas set they are not obviously Christmas and could be used with any other sentiments to create a card of any theme.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with white powder. I used a stamping platform to help me align the corners and centre. If you don’t have one of these add some pencil dots to locate the card centre and position of corners – leaving space for the sentiments. I stamped the sentiments ‘by eye’ using an acrylic block with grid markings to help me align the stamp straight, and to get the stamping lined up with the design.
  2. Add colour with the red pen and draw faux stitching around the border with a white pen.