Butterfly Fold Back card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly Fold Back 1

AW Butterfly Fold Back 2

AW Butterfly Fold Back 3

AW Butterfly Fold Back 4

Note: I recently got the Tim Holtz stamping platform from Tonic Studios and I found it perfect for this project. Building the frame with the swirly stamp was so easy. Simply stamped, turned the card 90 degrees and stamped again. However, it is not essential for this project. Using an acrylic block with grid markings will help you to align the stamp with the card edge when building the frame with the swirl stamp.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Make a vertical score line half way across the card front and fold back.
  2. Open the card out flat and stamp the swirls around the edges with Versamark ink to frame. Use a gridded acrylic block to help align the stamp with the card edges. Also stamp the verse and small butterfly. Heat emboss with the pearl blue powder. Colour the butterfly with sparkle pen and add glitter glue dots for added sparkle.
  3. Stamp the large butterfly onto white card with Versafine. Using watercolour pens directly onto the stamp, colour the lightly spritz with water and overstamp onto the black image. This will give a watercolour effect. Add more colour with the sparkle pens. Cut out and glue to the edge of the card fold back. To make it neater you could paint the back of the white card with black acrylic.
  4. Finish with more stickles and add some Glossy Accents to some areas of the butterfly detail.

Quick and Easy Oriental Butterfly card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Oriental Butterfly CAS

Good morning. This was one of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda with Lesley Wharton. It is a quick and easy make.

I used a technique demonstrated on one of Lesley’s shows recently. I inked up a 4 inch round gelli printing plated with Distress Ink and then lifted off some of the ink using the Big Bold Background Leafy Trails stamp, then transferred the image to stamping card. I overstamped with the butterfly and swirl from Patchwork Butterfly set using Versafine. Finally I added a little colour with a gold sparkle pen and edged the topper with black marker to frame.

Materials:

Big Bold Background Leafy Background and Patchwork Butterfly stamps

6 X 6 inch scalloped white card blank, white stamping card

Inkpads: Versafine (Black Onyx), Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)

Alcohol marker (black) and sparkle pen (gold)

Gelli Printing Plate (4 inch circle)

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.

Butterfly Screen Card created for Chocolate Baroque

Good evening. This was another of my show samples for the butterflies stamps recently featured on Hochanda from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Oriental Butterfly Screen 1

AW Oriental Butterfly Screen 2

AW Oriental Butterfly Screen 3

AW Oriental Butterfly Screen 4

 

Materials:

 

How it was done:

  1. I cut the main card blank in black card (A4 sheet) and trimmed out the trellis from the central panel.
  2. The background panel was cut in blue card. The swirls were stamped on the left and right hand sides of the panel. The rest of the scene was hand drawn in using the fine tipped pen and pencils. I used a circle die as a template for the moon.
  3. The butterfly was stamped onto the background and coloured with the sparkle pens. The background panel was then glued to the card blank.
  4. The blossom and branches were cut from blue and white card and the blossom coloured with sparkle pen.
  5. The butterflies were stamped onto blue card, coloured with sparkle pens and pencil, then cut out.
  6. The cut out elements were then glued to the card. Thin foam pads were used for added dimension.
  7. I finished with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Rocking Butterflies card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly Rocker

 

Good morning. Here is another of my show samples for the butterfly stamp bundle from Chocolate Baroque recently featured on Hochanda.

I used some hand coloured paper from my stash for the background. This was created using the shaving foam technique: Layer shaving foam onto a tray, drop and swirl inks into the surface, pick up and transfer the inks to paper.

I used dies to make the rocker card and to cut the tag and decorative leaves. The flower was created from stamped butterfly wings.

 

Materials:

 

How to make it:

  1. Cut the rocker card, layers, tag and branch using dies.
  2. Stamp the sentiment onto the tag and heat emboss with white powder. Stick down layers. Add faux stitching with the fine pen and PVA pearls.
  3. Stamp the large and small butterflies with Versamark, heat emboss and cut out. Stamp the butterfly wing 7 times and cut out to make the flower petals. Add colour with sparkle pens.
  4. Lightly shape the butterflies and glue to the card. Shape the single butterfly wings and build into a flower. Add a faux gem to the centre. Attach to the card with branches using 3D glue gel.

Butterfly Splendour card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly Splendour

 

Good morning. Here is one of my samples for the butterfly stamp set shows featured on Hochanda recently with Chocolate Baroque. If you missed the shows they are available for a while on the website. Lesley Wharton did some great demos so the shows are well worth a watch. There were also so many fabulous projects and inspiration from my Teamies.

Materials:

How it was made:

  1. I used a large label die to create the decorative card blank using blue card. I cut a decorative mat from the holographic card and layered onto the card front.
  2. The swirls were stamped onto blue card using Versafine and were heat embossed with clear powder.
  3. The butterflies were stamped with Versamark and embossed with the silver sparkly powder. Colour was added using gouache paint. I mixed the blue and white to get a colour to match the blue card base.
  4. The swirls and butterflies were cut out and layered onto the card with 3D glue gel. For added depth and strength I layered some plain blue card butterflies behind the smaller butterflies (using the stamped and cut out ones as a template).
  5. Finally PVA pearls were added around the border.

Sneak Peek of my samples for Chocolate Baroque starting on Hochanda this eve.

Lesley Wharton is bringing a One Day Special starting this eve at 8pm on Hochanda (Freeview Channel 85). More shows tomorrow at 9am, 12, 4 and 7pm.

 

Here is a sneak peek of my samples.

AW Butterfly sneak peek

Quick and Easy Butterfly Cards created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. Today I am sharing a set of quick and easy butterfly cards created using the large Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque.

AW Butterfly CAS 1

The first: Wet card and sprinkle Brusho onto butterfly, spritz again to encourage colour burst. Leave to dry naturally for an intense effect, or use a heat gun to reduce the colour intensity slightly. Add some Glossy Accents onto some areas for added interest

AW Butterfly CAS 2

AW Butterly 3

The second and third done by colouring the stamp with watercolour pens and overstamping onto the black image. Tip: Colour the stamp directly with pens, then lightly mist with water to activate before stamping. Can stamp several times from one colouring of the stamp – misting again between each re-stamping. Great for batch making. To encourage more colour bleed I also spritzed the card after stamping the coloured image to give a nice watercolour effect.

 

 

Materials:

Patchwork Butterfly and Words of Inspiration stamp sets

8 X 8 inch white card blanks and watercolour card

Versafine Inkpad (Onyx Black)

WOW embossing powder (Clear Gloss)

Brusho powders

Watercolour pens (Spectrum Aqua)

Distress Ink (Peacock Feathers)

Glossy Accents

Quick and Easy Butterfly Cards created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly CAS 1

AW Butterfly CAS 2

Good morning – I love stamping directly onto pretty background papers to produce quick and easy cards – great if you need to put something together in a hurry. I have created 2 variations using the Patchwork Butterfly stamp from Chocolate Baroque with one of the pretty background papers from Crafty Individuals (Book 5 – Travels in Italy). I stamped the butterflies and heat embossed them with pink sparkly embossing powder, then quickly coloured with watercolour and glitter pens. To give them a bit more depth I added a quick drop shadow around them using pencil. To finish I added a few highlights with white gel pen and a little glitter glue for added sparkle.

Materials:

  • Patchwork Butterfly stamp set
  • 6 X 6 inch white card blank
  • 6 X 6 inch backing paper from Crafty Individuals (Book 5 – Travels in Italy)
  • Versamark Inkpad
  • WOW embossing powder (Florida Sunset – pink with gold glitter)
  • Alcohol markers (dark green, dark red)
  • Watercolour and glitter pens (green and yellow, purple and pink)
  • Opaque gel pen (white)
  • Pencil (grey)
  • Clear glitter glue and PVA pearls

How to make it:

  1. Trim the paper slightly to fit the card and edge with alcohol pen to frame.
  2. Stamp the butterfly with Versamark ink and heat emboss with glitter powder.
  3. Quickly colour with watercolour and glitter pens – the embossed areas resist the pens so colouring is really quick and easy. Add some highlights with white pen.
  4. Outline with pencil to add a drop shadow and make the butterflies stand out from the background.
  5. Glue to the card front and add glitter glue and PVA pearls to finish.