Quick and Easy Still Reeds card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Still Reeds CAS


Good morning. Today I am sharing another quick and easy card. I used the reeds border from the Owl Edges stamp set and sentiment from Words of Inspiration. I used ink sprays to colour the background and sparkling heat embossing powder for the reeds.


  • Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • A6 yellow card blank (approx. 10 X 15cm)
  • Heavy cartridge paper (approx 9.5 X 14.5cm)
  • Ink sprays (red and yellow with gold mica)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • Dye based archival inkpad (dark brown)
  • WOW embossing powder (Halloween)
  • Alcohol marker (dark brown)

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 reeds with Versamark and heat emboss with the glitter 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. Stamp the sentiment with dark brown ink.
  4. Edge with alcohol marker to frame and glue to the card blank.

Still Reeds card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 28

AW Still Reeds Colour Challenge 28

Good morning. Today I am sharing one of my projects for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge. I used the reeds border from the Owl Edges stamp set and sentiment from Words of Inspiration (Chocolate Baroque). I used ink sprays to colour the background and some die cuts to finish.


· Owl Edges and Words of Inspiration stamp sets

· A6 white card blank (approx. 10 X 15cm)

· Die cut white stamping card (approx 9.5 X 12cm)

· Ink sprays (green, yellow, blue)

· Dye based inkpad (dark blue)

· Alcohol marker and fine tipped pen (dark blue)

· Glitter glue (light and dark blue)

· Die cuts to finish (Spellbinders)

How to make it:

1. Spray green and yellow ink onto a craft mat and pick up colour onto lower half of stamping panel. Paint blue ink across the top and dry.

2. Stamp the sentiment and reeds, use second generation stamping to create the fainter background reeds. Edge with blue marker and glue to card front.

3. Glue on the die cuts. Finish by drawing a faux stitched border and adding glitter glue.

4. If you don’t have dies just trim down the card base to fit the stamped mat and it will still look good.

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.

My Project for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 17


Here is the colour scheme provided for this months Challenge.


Here is my inspirational project for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 17. I used the lovely new Exquisite Edges and Owl Edges stamp sets to create this one.

AW Challenge 17

I hope that you like it – the owls are so much fun.


  • Owl Edges, Exquisite Edges, and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
  • Crealies Masks and More – 101 (6 inch stencil)
  • A5 scalloped card blank, white stamping card
  • Inkpads: Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers, Stormy Sky), dye based inkpad (dark red/burgundy) and Versamark
  • WOW embossing powders (Gold Rich, and Earthtones Blueberry)
  • Glitter glues (blue-grey and dark red), PVA pearls (gold) and gold gilding wax
  • Alcohol marker (dark blue-grey), fine tipped black pen and white gel pen
  • Die cuts – rushes (Spellbinders) and to create sentiment mat
  • Adhesive and 3D glue gel

How to make it:

  1. Trim stamping card to fit the card front. Brush through stencil with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink to create a random swirled background. Using a sponge, emphasise the edges with Stormy Sky Distress Ink and edge the card with dark blue alcohol marker.
  2. Using Stormy Sky Distress Ink stamp the little branch along the top third of the card (leaving enough room for the owls). Next stamp the bulrushes across the centre, first with Stormy Sky and then, positioning slightly lower down, in the dark red ink.
  3. Using Versamark stamp the little owls and the bottom border. Heat emboss with gold. Tip: ensure that the card is fully dry and brush with antistatic powder before embossing. This will prevent stray powder sticking where you don’t want it.
  4. Colour the owls using Peacock Feathers and dark red inks, and fill in the bottom of the card with Stormy Sky using a water brush to pick up colours. The embossing will resist the ink. Use the fine tipped black and white markers to colour the owl eyes. Colour the die cut rushes with Stormy Sky Distress Ink. Tip: apply inks to your craft mat or a piece of acetate before picking up with a wet brush. Do not put a wet brush directly onto your inkpad or you will dilute them.
  5. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and emboss with Blueberry powder. Ink the edges of the mat with Stormy Sky and blue alcohol pen. Mount onto scalloped background mat and edge with a little gold gilding wax.


I hope that you like my offering for this month’s Challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your creations. Good luck with the prize draw.

Anne x.

Butterfly Stepper Card using Exquisite and Owl Edges Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

The new Edge stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque are gorgeous – they are so versatile and can be used in so many different projects and mixed & matched with other stamps in your collection. I have combined mine with some patterned paper and stamped butterflies. I hope that you like it.

AW Butterfly Stepper


How to make it:

  1. Stamp the border along the top and bottom edges of the decorative paper.
  2. Stamp the sentiment and small floral motif. Extend the stems by drawing with fine liner pen. Colour the floral motifs with pencil.
  3. Trim the paper slightly to fit onto the card base and give a fine border of the white card showing. Enhance the edges with green ink and glue on the die cuts.
  4. Stamp the steps masking the card where needed using a sheet of scrap paper. Glue on the card front.
  5. Stamp the butterflies and colour with alcohol ink pens. Glue to the card.
  6. Add Glossy Accents to the butterfly bodies. Finish by adding sparkle with glitter glue.

Happy Stamping, Anne x.