Mandala patterns created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good afternoon. I often love to play and create something different with my stamps. Here I have created 2 mandalas using elements from scene building stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Mandala Plan

I have a circular stamping gear from Inkadinkadoo, but these can be created by drawing a circle and dividing it up into segments, then repeat stamping around the pencilled template. With the stamping gear it is so much quicker.

I first had a play by stamping images onto waste copy paper using the monument stamp (from English Cottages) and rose tree stamp (from Townhouses). I stamped 16 repeats around the circle.

The first pattern inspired me to make something with an industrial feel. In the second image I could see a definite secondary pattern of a large flower in the centre. So I thought something bright and floral would be fitting.


AW Mandala Invention

I stamped the image with Versamark onto black card and embossed in gold powder. The image was cut out and mounted onto a 6 X 6 inch card blank. The corners were stamped with black ink.

A die cut circle was stamped and embossed with a sentiment from Punky Expressions. I used a die cut cog (Sizzix) to finish, cut in black card and coated with gold gilding wax.

AW Mandala Bright

I had a lot of fun with this one and went a bit crazy with sparkle pens. The trees were stamped and embossed in fine gold powder. The image was flooded with plenty of colour, then spritzed with lots of water to make the colours bleed. I also puffed through a straw to spread the colour further. Finished with a few sparkly sequins and PVA pearls. Edged with pink alcohol marker and mounted onto and 8 X 8 inch card blank.

The theme for this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Wed) is ‘sparkle and shine’ – so I have entered this one.

A quick and easy card created for Chocolate Baroque

Here is another quick and easy stamping project for you – make it in under 15 minutes.

I used an Inkadinkadoo stamping gear circular stamping wheel to create this. This makes stamping in a circle really quick and easy. If you don’t have one of these simply draw a circle (approx. 11cm diameter) lightly with pencil (use a compass, template or die to draw around) and divide it into 8 segments (make a little mark every 45 degrees – dig out that old school protractor) to help position your stamping.

I inked my background card blank, but ready coloured or pretty printed card would make it an even quicker to make.

AW CAS Joy in us

I have not played with my stamping gear for a while now. I am off to rummage through my stamp collection and try out a few more designs.


  • Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • 6X6 inch scalloped card blank
  • Inkpads: Distress Ink (Forest Moss), dye based (blue) and multicolour (Kaliedacolor – Country)
  • Optional: circular stamping gear (Inkadinkadoo)
  • Shaped dies: Scalloped circle approx. 12.5cm diameter (Tonic) and smaller sentiment panel dies approx 3 and 5cm across (Spellbinders)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the floral spray in multi-coloured ink using a stamping gear (see note above if you don’t have one of these). Cut out with scalloped circle die. Edge with blue ink.
  2. Cut out the sentiment mats and stamp the sentiment. Colour the card blank and sentiment mats with blue and green inks.
  3. Glue mats to card front with 3D foam for dimension. Finish with glitter glue for sparkle.