Floral Card created with stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good afternoon. Today I am sharing two variations of a card created with Chocolate Baroque stamps and a pretty background paper from Crafty Individuals.

AW Flower Pot V1

The theme for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Challenge (Mon) is ‘Flower Power’ – so I have entered this one.

I have entered the other into the Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Challenge as ‘Anything Goes’.

 

AW Flower Pot V2

 

Materials:

  • The Rose Tree, Essence of Nature and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets (Chocolate Baroque)
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, Kraft card, pink card (pearl or satin mirror), pearl card (brown), Crafty Individuals Background Paper (Shades of Summer) and white stamping card
  • Inkpads: Memento (London Fog), Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Broken China)
  • Alcohol ink pens (pink, yellow, green, pale blue plus clear blender)
  • Watercolour pens (pale blue, yellow) and Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (Clear Overlay)
  • Fine tipped pen (opaque white, pink)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)
  • Flowersoft sprinkles (green, yellow)
  • Dies: Venetian Lace Layering set (Tonic), flower pot (Trimcraft Pots & Vases), Butterfly (Sizzix)

How it was done:

  1. Kraft card was trimmed and mounted onto the card front and faux stitching added with fine tipped pen.
  2. The lace mats were cut from pink card and decorative background paper glued in place. The butterfly was also cut from pink card. Sentiments were stamped with Distress Ink.
  3. The flower pot was cut from pearl brown card and lightly shaped before gluing with 3D glue gel.
  4. The flowers were stamped with Memento Ink and coloured with alcohol pens. The floral spray and individual flowers were cut out for decoupage, lightly shaped before gluing down using 3D glue gel. A little clar sparkle pen was brushed over the flowers for sparkle.
  5. The bumble bees were stamped with Versafine, coloured with watercolour pens and cut out.
  6. Yellow Flowersoft was glued into the flower centres, green onto some of the leaves and onto the foreground (to ‘ground’ the pots).
  7. Finished with touches of glitter glue for added sparkle.
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Quick and Easy Friend Card

Good morning. Today I am sharing some quick and easy makes. This one was created with Landscape Edges and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Friends 2 CAS

 

The background was painted and spritzed onto cartridge paper with ink spritzers (orange, yellow, red, blue and gold with mica).

AW Friends 1 CAS

 

The images were stamped with Versafine. Distance was created in the foreground by repeat stamping the tree line without re-inking.

 

The reflection was created by stamping the scene again onto scrap acetate and transferring the wet ink.

 

White pencil was used to add highlights to the cloud and water. Clear sparkle pen and Stickles were used to add sparkling highlights.

 

Black marker was used to darken the base tree line and to edge the scene panel (note: stamping onto textured card gives a slightly grainy image).

 

I used StazOn Ink to stamp my sentiment as my card blank had a slightly shiny coated finish (Versafine would not dry on this). If you have an uncoated card blank then Versafine would work ok.

 

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Blue and White Baroque Tiles card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This was one of my recent show samples using the Baroque Corners stamp set. I built up a pattern using the large and small corners in Blue & white, reminiscent of vintage tiles.

 

AW Corners with love

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp the large corner stamp onto each of the 4 corners of the card blank. It is easiest to turn your card 90 degrees between stamping. An acrylic block with grid markings also helps to align the stamp straight with the edge of the card. I used the Tim Holtz stamping platform which made the pattern stamping really easy. Simply stamped, turned the card on the platform (butting it up against the platform ridges) and stamped again. It is not essential to use a stamping platform or alignment tool but it does make it so easy and quick. No hovering and aiming.
  2. Edge the card with blue marker to frame and draw faux stitching with the fine tipped pen.
  3. Trim the next panel to 13cm square and stamp using the smaller corner stamp. Add the faux stitching and layer onto the dark blue card. Glue to the card front with foam pads for added dimension.
  4. Trim the next panel to 11.5cm and stamp the small corner stamp into the centre. It may help to draw pencil cross hairs to help alignment. The little sticky out swirls also help you see where you are going and help align the stamps square.
  5. Stamp the sentiment into the space in the middle. This is quite easy to align with the clear stamp. Trim off the corners (at 45 degrees) to create the octagonal shape. Note: not all the sides are equal, 4 sides are a little shorter than the other 4. Add the faux stitching and mount onto blue card. Attach to the card front with foam pads.

Quick and easy Chequered Flowers card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This one is a quick and easy card using the Chequered Flowers stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Red White with love CAS

 

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Trim the stamping card to fit onto the card front. Mask the border using a strip of copy paper (tip: cut the strip wider than the card and tape to craft mat at either side).
  2. Repeat stamp the image across the card front.
  3. Remove the mask, stamp the sentiment and draw the border edges with black pen and a ruler. Colour the bottom edge with 3D glaze gel pen.
  4. Edge the topper with black marker to frame and glue to the card front.
  5. Stamp another flower onto scrap card, colour quickly with watercolour pen (don’t worry about staying within the lines – just scribble over to colour). Cut out the flower, shape slightly and glue to card front.
  6. Finish with clear sparkle pen over the background flowers, and by drawing faux gems and shiny detail on coloured flower with 3D glaze gel pen.

Quick and Easy Floral Harmony card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my show samples for Chocolate Baroque using another of the lovely stamps recently featured on Hochanda. This is also a quick and easy one using the Floral Harmony stamp.

 

AW Floral with love CAS

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Stamp and heat emboss the image and sentiment with white powder.
  2. Spray over the image with ink sprays, spraying more pink ink over the flower. While the ink is still wet drag out the colour over the stamped image using a damp brush. The embossed line makes this quick and easy. Use a little extra water and blotting with tissue where the colour needs lifting out and lightening.
  3. Drag some of the ink out across the base to anchor the image. I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying (a heat gun can bleach out some of the colour and may re-melt the embossing).
  4. Outline the topper with burgundy pen to frame and glue to the card front.

Butterfly With Love card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly with love

Good morning. This was one of my samples for the recent butterfly stamp shows on Hochanda with Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Create the background by partially stamping the decorative floral panel into the corners of the card using Tumbled glass Distress Ink, turning the card 90 degrees between stamping.
  2. Stamp the butterfly, sentiment and swirls with Versafine ink. Colour with sparkle brush pens and ‘doodle’ around the stamped swirls with gold brush pen.
  3. Using the fine tipped blue sparkle pen add more ‘doodling’ to the lower left hand side of the background.
  4. Edge the topper with Black Soot Distress ink and the alcohol marker. Glue to card front and add faux stitching with the fine tipped black pen.
  5. Add Stickles around the topper edge, the butterfly and over the swirls. Finish with PVA pearls.

Quick and Easy Gold Bird card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. This is another quick and easy make using the Spring Fairies stamp collection recently featured on Hochanda. Great for batch making.

 

AW Gold Bird CAS

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I used a ready made gold aperture card. I stamped the bird and sentiment using Versamark and heat embossed in gold onto black card. I added a little colour with opaque gouache paint.

 

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