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.

Crackling Rose cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Yellow Rose Swing Back 1

AW Blue Rose Two Ways to Live

Good morning. Today I am sharing a couple of cards made with the gorgeous Crackling Rose and Loving Sentiments stamp set. The lovely rose collage stamp is great for quick cards, just stamp and add a little colour and you’re done. It is also brilliant for incorporating into larger projects, for something extra special, and for home décor projects too. So many ideas and never enough time to make them all – tee hee.

Do check out more posts and projects using these lovely collage stamps from my talented Teamies (Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog).

I have used decorative papers to create quick and easy backgrounds. A great trick when in a hurry and a good way to use some of those pretty papers from your stash.


Materials for the yellow rose card:

AW Yellow Rose Swing Back 3

AW Yellow Rose Swing Back 2

How to make it:

  1. It is easy to make the card blank yourself by marking a 6 inch square on the card front (square 8 X 8 inch card) and cutting it only half way around on the right hand side. Score the top and bottom sections vertically in the centre of the card and fold back the cut half frame section.
  2. Colour the frame on the card front and the inside panel with Distress inks. Draw on the faux stitching and dot details, matching up the design when the card closes.
  3. Stamp the Rose and sentiment onto the decorative paper with Versafine ink and heat emboss with the clear powder. Colour with sparkle pens and a damp brush, adding a little white gouache to the rose for highlights. Colour around the rose background with a little dilute gouache to help the rose stand out more. Mat and layer onto the card front with purple and white card.
  4. Stamp the rose and sentiment onto the inside of the card with Versamark and emboss with gold powder. Colour with Distress Inks and a damp brush. Add some clear sparkle overlay pen for highlights. Draw some rain drops with the fine tipped pens.
  5. Finish with PVA pearls and Glossy Accents to make highlight rain drops on the inner panel.


Materials for the blue rose card:

AW Blue Rose Two Ways to Live

How to make it:

  1. Randomly stamp the card front with the pearlescent ink and the rose stamp.
  2. Stamp the rose and sentiment onto the decorative paper with Versafine and heat emboss with clear powder.
  3. Colour with Distress Ink and sparkle pens, dragging out and blending colour with a damp brush. Add a little opaque white paint for highlights. Add a wash of Distress Ink around the rose to make it stand out more from the background. Glue to the card front.
  4. Add faux stitching with the white pen.
  5. Finish with PVA pearls and a little glitter glue for sparkle.

Sneak Peek shows coming from Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda tomorrow

Hi all – this is a little sneaky peek. There are more shows with Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque coming to Hochanda TV tomorrow (9 Aug 7am and 12pm). Watch live on Freeview Channel 85 (or online via the website – they also keep videos available for a couple of weeks). Truly gorgeous stamps x.


Floral Love Sneak Peek

Mint Chocolate Rose cards created for Chocolate Baroque Anniversary Challenge 25

Good evening my crafting friends. I am running a little late today with showing my projects for the special Anniversary Chocolate Baroque Challenge 25. The theme is chocolate – yum! Check out the blog for more fabulous inspiration from my Teamies, and there is an extra special prize this month too.

I have created 2 projects for you with the theme of Mint Chocolate. I hope that you like them. The first is an 8X8 twisted easel card where I have made a faux chocolate bar to create the stopper. I also used one of the lovely free digital papers from Challenge 19. The second is a quicker project using the same colour scheme.

Mint Chocolate Easel Card

AW Mint Chocolate Easel Closed

Card front with decoupage elements.

AW Mint Chocolate Easel Inside

Faux chocolate bar created using waste die cuts from a window die – they made lovely chocolate squares.

AW Mint Chocolate Easel Open

Open easel card with faux chocolate bar stopper.


How to make it:

  1. Diagonally score the front of the card from bottom left to top right and fold to the inside to create the easel.
  2. Cut an 8X8 inch panel from the hammered card and colour the edge with mint alcohol pen. Colour the inside panel of the card to match.
  3. Trim 2 sheets of the digital paper to slightly under 8X8 inches. Stamp the rose image with Distress ink onto the right hand top corner. I used a damp brush to drag out some of the ink and add shading to the ‘inner’ sheet. Ink the edges with Distress Ink.
  4. Glue the digital papers to the hammered card panel and inside the card. See the picture to see how to orientate the paper. Draw faux stitching around the edges to frame.
  5. Cut a piece of thick card the same width but slightly longer than the printed ‘chocolat’ panel. Stick gold paper over the ends to imitate gold foil of a chocolate bar. Wrap with the paper, add a little ink to the edges and glue to the card front.
  6. Cut the decorative heart in brown card. Edge with faux stitching. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with gold powder. Glue on the sweetie bow and add to the card front with 3D glue gel.
  7. Cut some small squares from brown card to imitate chocolate squares. I used waste pieces from a window die. Cut some thick card to create the faux chocolate bar stopper. Glue on the chocolate pieces. Wrap with the digital paper and the ends with the foil, creating a torn opening revealing the ‘chocolate’.
  8. Stamp the rose onto stamping card with Archival ink three times. Cut out one full images and then elements to decoupage up. Colour with alcohol pens. Shape slightly and glue to the card with 3D glue gel.
  9. Apply some glitter glue to a palette or craft mat and thin slightly with water. Paint onto the rose image.
  10. Glue the topper panel to the bottom right hand side card front triangle to create the twisted easel. Glue down the faux chocolate bar to create the stopper. Finish with PVA pearls.

Here is a quicker project using the same Mint Chocolate colours:

AW Mint Chocolate With Love


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the rose with Archival Ink and colour with alcohol markers. Trim to approx. 10.5 X 14cm. Blend Distress Ink around the edges and then rough up and distress using the edge of your scissors, and glue to card front.
  2. Stamp the sentiment with Archival Ink.