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.

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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.

Flora Musica card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This was one of my recent show samples using the Flora Musica stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

 

AW Framed Flora Musica

Materials:

  • Flora Musica stamp
  • White card blank (10.5 X 15cm), black card, pink metallic card, decorative background paper (blue/lilac)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • WOW Embossing Powder (Gold Rich)
  • Fine tipped pen (black)
  • Gouache paints (white)
  • Watercolour pens (Spectrum Aqua – pink, burgundy)
  • Sparkle pen (Spectrum Noir – green)
  • Pebeo Gilding Wax (Empire Gold)
  • Oval die (Tattered Lace), Decorative frame die (Tonic) and harlequin embossing folder

How to make it:

  1. Trim and emboss the black card with the harlequin embossing folder. Lightly rub over with gilding wax and glue to the card front. Add faux stitching with the fine tipped pen.
  2. Stamp the Flora Musica onto patterned paper and heat emboss with gold powder. The embossing makes colouring really quick and easy. Colour with watercolour and sparkle pens and drag out colour with a damp brush. Use some white gouache to add highlights. Gouache paints are semi opaque so are great for covering over patterned or precoloured areas. Note: the watercolour beneath will dissolve and move when painted over with wet media and so will tint the white gouache.
  3. Cut out the topper, edge with a little gilding wax, and mount onto decorative mat cut from metallic card. Glue to the card front using 3D foam for added depth.

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

Another quick and easy card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I have another quick and easy card to share – made in under 15 minutes. I had to make a couple of samples in a last minute hurry for Lesley Wharton’s recent TV shows on The Craft Channel. I hope that you like it.

AW Floral Musica Pink

On the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog are more quick makes from my Teamies today.

Materials:

  • Flora Musica stamp
  • 14.5 X 17cm white card blank, white stamping card, dark pink card
  • Distress Inkpad (Black Soot)
  • Watercolour pencil (dark pink)
  • Watercolour brush
  • Decorative oval layering dies (Tonic Elegant Oval)
  • Organza ribbon (pink)
  • Black alcohol marker (Spectrum Noir)
  • Glitter glue (silver)

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the image with Distress Ink. Using the pink pencil scribble some colour onto the flowers and leaves. Brush over the image with a damp brush to shade and colour.
  2. Cut out the image using the decorative oval. Edge with Distress Ink and with the black marker. Glue onto pink card and cut around to create a mat. Again edge with black pen.
  3. Glue a strip of pink card and ribbons onto the card blank. Glue on the topper. Finish with a little glitter glue in the flower centres.