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.

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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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Birthday card created with the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque

AW Birthday Card

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my TV show samples (Hochanda) created using the Russian Floral Egg stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

It started off as a completely different project. I wanted to create an opulent golden Easter egg with an aged effect. I stamped the egg onto mirror card and covered it with Ranger Crackle Accents. I was hoping that it would give me a crackle background which I could paint over with brown acrylic, wipe off the surface, and leave an aged effect. However, the crackle didn’t develop as expected. All I got was a few deep crackles and not the crazed crackle effect that I was after. Obviously Crackle Accents doesn’t work too well on shiny mirror surfaces. So I learned something new.

I decided to cut out a tag shape from my ‘disaster’ and mount it onto a card front. I added a bit of colour using alcohol pens, and stamped the crackle effect on top using the background stamp and StazOn ink.

I partially stamped the egg onto the orange background mat, coloured with sparkle pens (spritzed & splattered background), and added more texture and crackle by stamping with gold paint.

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Rose card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 33

AW Rose Colour Challenge 33

Good morning. Here is my first contribution for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge No. 33.

 

The images were stamped with Versamark and embossed with gold powder. The edges were distressed (using the edge of scissors) and coloured with watercolour ink (picking up colour from my craft mat and applying with a sponge).

The images were quickly coloured with watercolour pens and a damp brush (the embossing powder resists so colouring is really quick and easy).

 

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True Friend card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 30

AW True Friend Colour Callenge 30

Good morning. Here is my contribution to Colour Challenge 30.

I directly stamped an 8 X 8 inch card using Distress Inks using stamps from Floral Notes and A Little Bird Told Me stamp sets. I lightly coloured the flowers with a wash of watercolour pen.

The printed paper is from Crafty Individuals (Book 7 – Shades of Summer). I stamped and heat embossed the birds in gold and the sentiment in bright pink (Mackintosh Sentiments). The birds were coloured with watercolour and glitter pens. I outlined them with pale grey alcohol marker to make them stand out a little more from the background. I also coated them with Glossy Accents.

I mounted the decorative panel on green card and attached to the card front with 3D foam for dimension; added a bow and faux gems to finish.

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Quick and easy birthday cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Floral Mandala CAS

Good morning. Today I am sharing a set of quick and easy cards using lovely floral single stamps from Chocolate Baroque.

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How to make them:

Stamp the images with Versamark and heat emboss with Mica Boss powder. Take care not to overheat as it melts very quickly. The embossed image remains sticky allowing you to apply gilding flakes, transfer foils or mica powders etc. I used mixed coloured gilding flakes for these.

You could take them a step further by colouring with water based media – the embossed areas will resist the colour.

Quick and Easy Floral card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Wild Flower CAS

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another quick and easy card. I used a gorgeous stamp from the Wild Meadow set and Mackintosh Sentiments. I stamped the images onto an ink spritzed background and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Materials:

  • Wild Meadow and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets
  • Cream card blank (approx. 12 X 19.5cm)
  • Heavy cartridge paper (approx. 11.5 X 19cm)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • WOW embossing powder (detail white)
  • Ink sprays (red, green, yellow with gold mica)
  • Alcohol ink marker (dark brown)
  • PVA pearls

How to make it:

  1. Spritz the background and dry fully. Tip: I tend to prepare large sheets of background papers in advance and then cut them down as I need. Great to use if you need something done in a hurry, or for batch making sets.
  2. Stamp the flower and sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder. Tip: to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it (especially if your card is still a little damp), dust the surface with a little talc.
  3. Edge with alcohol marker to frame and glue to the card blank. Finish with PVA pearls.