Bird of Joy Quick and Easy Cards

I created two colourways in this card using the Bird of Joy stamp from Chocolate Baroque. They are just about manageable in around 15 minutes.

AW Bird of Joy 1 CAS

AW Bird of Joy 2 CAS

I stamped the images with Memento Ink (Tuxedo Black) and coloured using Chameleon alcohol markers. These make colour blending quick and easy. I brushed over the birds with clear sparkle overlay to add shimmer and used a clear glaze pen to add shine to some of the details (e.g. eyes). I roughly tore a piece of paper to hold over the bird (and protect) while lightly spritzing with light blue mica ink. Tip: Alternatively they could be done very quickly by stamping in Versafine (Onyx Black) and embossing with clear powder and colouring with watercolour or Distress Inks. The embossing resists the ink making colouring really quick and easy.

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Wish Flower card

Good morning. I created this one with the Wish Flower stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Wish Flower

I used Memento dye based ink for stamping which is compatible with alcohol inks that I used for colouring. I used Chameleon pens which make blending of different colours really easy.

After colouring I added some highlights with a silver pen and added a layer of clear sparkle pen overlay for shimmer.

The background was created with Distress Ink (a little water was flicked over the background and blotted off with tissue to create a little texture). I added alcohol ink to the edge to frame before gluing to the card front.

Materials:

  • Wish Flower stamp (Chocolate Baroque)
  • 6 X 6 inch white card blank and white stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (Clear Overlay)
  • Metallic Glitter Pen (Silver)
  • Chameleon Alcohol Ink Pens (PK3 with BG3 top)
  • Marker pen (black)

Valentine Soulmate Card

Good morning – well it is that time of year to show a little extra lovey dovey’ness and romance. I made this one with Words of Love, Harlequin Rose and Teardrop stamps from Chocolate Baroque, along with some heart shaped dies.

AW Valentine Soulmate

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp (Mon) Challenge is ‘Love is in the air’ – so I have entered this one.

How it was done:

  1. The words and border were stamped with Versafine ink onto hammered card. Faux stitching was added with the fine tipped pen. The panel was mounted onto blue card and glued to the card front and ribbons added using red liner tape (extra strong double sided tape). Alcohol ink pen was used to edge the card blank to frame.
  2. The mandala was stamped onto white card with Versamark and heat embossed with Mica Boss powder. The embossed image remains sticky allowing you to apply gilding flakes, transfer foils or mica powders etc. I used mixed coloured gilding flakes. I then cut out one large and smaller hearts using dies.
  3. A decorative heart was cut from blue card to mat and layer the larger heart. This was glued to the card with foam pads for added dimension. Finished with PVA pearls.

Materials:

  • Words of Love , Harlequin Rose and Teardrop Baroque Ornament stamps (Chocolate Baroque)
  • A5 cream card blank, cream hammered card, blue card, white stamping card
  • Alcohol marker and fine tipped pen (blue)
  • PVA pearls (gold)
  • Mica Boss heat embossing powder
  • Gilding flakes (mixed silver, gold, copper)
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens (red, burgundy)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Versafine Majestic Blue)
  • Organza (gold) and textured velvet (blue) ribbons
  • Heart shaped dies (Tattered Lace)

90th Birthday Card for a Friend

AW Jean 90

 

I had to make this card in a big rush for a friend when I realised that I needed it by the next day to deliver for her 90th birthday! Eeek. It can take me hours to make a special card.

Searching through my UFO pile (‘unfinished objects’) I discovered that I had a background card base and panel already stamped. These had been sitting in my stash for over a year waiting to be finished into a project. Now was the time to complete it.

It’s ‘Send a Card to a Friend’ over on the Simon Says Stamp Blog this week – so I entered this one.

How it was done:

The card blank had been stamped directly using Distress Inks.

A little Distress Ink was blended around the edges of the card blank and patterned paper.

The birds had been stamped and heat embossed in gold powder. I coloured them with glitter and gel pens, mounted the paper onto green card and glued to the card front with foam pads for dimension.

The die cuts had also been sitting in my stash. I shaped them lightly with a ball tool and glued to the card front.

I finished the card with peel off stickers (great when you are in a super hurry) and added glitter glue for extra sparkle. Et voila card done. Phew!

Materials:

Floral Notes and A Little Bird Told Me stamp sets (Chocolate Baroque)

8 X 8 inch card blank, 6 X 6 decorative paper (Crafty Individuals Shades of Summer) and green card for mounting

Inkpads: Versamark, Distress Inks (Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye)

Glitter and gel pens (Sakura and Pentel)

WOW Embossing Powder (Gold Rich)

Glitter glue (Stickles Diamond and gold)

Die cut foliage (Sizzix Tim Holtz), electronic cut fern (Tattered Lace ScanNCut), punched flowers (Tonic Petal Pairs)

Peel off stickers (gold)

Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda today with lots of scene building stamps

Good morning. The first TV show (8am) with Lesley and Judith was FAB. Next show at 11am (Freeview Channel 85 or watch on catch up via the Hochanda.com website).

 

These are a few more of my older samples for inspiration. If you would like to see full details and tutorials click on the links below to find the original blog posts. I will be sharing my newer show samples very soon.

 

AW Dutch Blue Scene 1

This one was created with Country Views and Sunburst Scenes (original blog post here).

AW Village Scene

Another one was created with Country Views and Sunburst Scenes (original blog post here).

AW Church Scene

Another one was created with Country Views and Sunburst Scenes (original blog post here).

AW Monochrome Scene 2

Monochrome scene created with Country Views and Sunburst Scenes (original blog post here).

AW Challenge 16 scene 2

Quirky scene created with Country Views and Sunburst Scenes (original blog post here).

AW Scene 1

Wedding cards created with Sunburst Scenes and Village Life stamp sets – stamped onto a pretty printed paper (original blog post here).

AW Scene 2

 

AW Tree Lined Street

Tree lined street and fantasy fairylands created with Townhouses, Village Life and English Cottages sets (original blog post here).

AW Fairy Land

Chocolate Baroque Landscape Edges stamps on Hochanda today

Good morning. The first TV show with Lesley and Judith was FAB. Next show at 11am (Freeview Channel 85 or watch on catch up via the Hochanda.com website).

 

These are a couple of samples that I created with the Landscape Edges stamp set a while ago. I have linked to the original blog post if you want further info and instructions.

 

AW Inspiring Sky

 

AW Red Sky

Mosaic Flower Wish created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

I created this card using the lovely Mosaic Flower stamp. A fabulous stamp for creating easy projects as the background has already been done for you. I also used a pretty background paper from Crafty Individuals (Travels in Italy).

AW Mosaic Flower

 

The theme on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Monday) this week is ‘Resist It’ so I have entered this one.

 

I stamped the Mosaic Flower onto the background paper and onto a scrap of stamping card with Versamark Ink and heat embossed using WOW Embossing Powder (White). The flower buds were cut out ready to decoupage. I also stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Wish Flower stamp.

 

I brushed a little Peacock Feathers Distress Ink over the sentiment to make it stand out more from the background (the embossing resists water based inks). The panel was edged with alcohol ink pen to frame.

 

Flowers and stems were coloured with watercolour pens and overlaid with a bit of yellow alcohol pen (note: this tints the white embossing). The cut out buds were lightly shaped and glued onto the card front using 3D glue gel for added depth.