Diamante Delights created for Chocolate Baroque Challenge 23

I have so loved the colour challenge this month that I couldn’t stop! Here is another for you. I have also been brave and finally used my Gelli Plate for printing the background. I don’t know what I was scared of – fabulous fun!

I cannot wait to see what you all come up with this month.

Happy stamping, Anne xxx.

AW Diamante Delight Challenge 23


Step By Step:

  1. Stamp the gelli plate directly with the texture stamp using pale purple and lime acrylic paints. Leave to dry.
  2. Apply a layer of teal paint with a brayer. Use the stamp to quickly lift off some of the paint, then place down the trellis stencil. Leave to dry.
  3. Lift the stencil and quickly take a print from the plate onto scrap paper. The dry paint will not be removed but the paint under the stencil will lift off leaving behind a dry paint layer with a clear trellis.
  4. Apply the dark purple paint with a brayer and take a print onto the cartridge paper. The whole plate should now print creating the lovely background panel.
  5. When dry further emphasise the trellis by drawing around with the fine tipped marker. Add Glossy Accents to some of the flowers and sprinkle with the fine glitter.
  6. Stamp the texture with lime paint onto another sheet of cartridge paper. Trim to mount onto the card front. Also cut 4 thin strips to apply onto the card front. Trim the Gelli plate print. Edge all card pieces with black marker and glue onto the card front.
  7. Stamp the large flower with memento onto white stamping card. Colour with alcohol markers and cut out. Glue to the card front with 3D foam pads. Add Glossy Accents to create shine on the gems.
  8. Use 3D glue gel to apply the paper clay leaves and flowers. Finish with PVA pearls and Stickles glitter glue.

Week Four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Free Digital Paper

It’s week four of the Chocolate Baroque Challenge and there is a new freebie digital paper available for you to download. I used mine to create a birthday card for a friend. I hope that you like it.

AW Digital Newsprint Floral


  • Diamante Delights and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • 8” X 8” Kraft card blank
  • Cream lightweight stamping card and the digital paper printed twice onto A4
  • Alcohol ink pens (pale blue and green, purple/pink and golden yellow)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves)
  • Fine gold embossing powder, purple/pink PVA pearls and crystal glitter glue
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel
  • Dies to cut out the sentiments

Brief instructions on how to make it:

  1. Ink the card edges and mount one of the digital printed papers.
  2. Stamp stems, leaves, flowers and sentiments on both cream card and the printed paper. Heat emboss with gold powder. Note: You need to work quickly when embossing on coated inkjet card as the Versamark sinks into the card – making the embossing patchy and uneven.
  3. Cut out various elements and add colour with alcohol pens and Distress Ink. Layer up the flowers and shape with a ball tool.
  4. Glue elements to the card front, embellish with PVA pearls, and finish with glitter sparkle on the flowers.