Summer Poppy card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Summer Poppy

 

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my TV show samples created with the gorgeous Summer Fayre stamp from Chocolate Baroque. This is a variation of one of my earlier cards. I added more colouring using watercolour pencils, and created a leafy background using one of the new stencils.

Materials:

How to make it:

  1. Cut the background mat from stamping card to make a panel to go behind the decorative frame. Create the background by sponging Distress Ink through the leaf stencil. Edge with black marker and glue to the card front.
  2. Cut the decorative frame in black card, placing a white mat behind. Draw faux stitching with white pen and colour some elements with red glitter pen. Glue to the card front with foam pads for added dimension. I also glued down some of the black die waste pieces.
  3. Stamp the image with Versafine and cut out to layer onto the decorative frame mat.
  4. Colour with watercolour pencils, using a damp brush to blend out the colour. Add some areas of sparkle with water based sparkle pens.
  5. Glue on the flower and leaves. I created mine with dies but a ready-made flower embellishment would also work.
  6. Add Glossy Accents to some areas of the foliage and hair strands to give shine.
  7. Finish with PVA pearls.
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A set of Quick and Easy Cards using the Seasonal Beauty Stamps from Chocolate Baroque

AW Spring CAS

AW Summer CAS

AW Autumn CAS

AW Winter CAS

 

 

I made this quick and easy set in under an hour with the Seasonal beauties stamps (Spring Awakening, Summer Fayre, Autumn Medley and Winter Dawn), along with the new stencils (Useful Leaves, Seasonal Elements and Seasonal Journey) – recently featured on Hochanda.

Making them in a batch made it really quick and easy. I trimmed the stamping card (14 X 20cm) to fit a ready made A5 card blank. I then stamped all the images with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, stencilled all the background components and lettering, and sponged ink around the edges.

I then used a damp brush to quickly colour the ladies, dragging colour from the stamped image. Where I needed stronger colour I picked up extra ink from my craft mat using water to dilute the ink as needed. I didn’t fuss over the details but just swept the water over areas, dropping in darker colour where extra shadows were needed.

Finally I added swirls of fine clear glitter glue through their hair and on the flowers and snow balls as desired.

Seasonal Beauties from Chocolate Baroque featured on Hochanda

The shows on Hochanda yesterday with Lesley Wharton were FAB as always. You can watch them again online (www.hochanda.com) if you missed them (from the TV schedule: Friday 23rd June 3 and 7pm)

 

Here are some of the previous projects that I created with these stamps last year. I have included links to the original blog posts if you would like more details and tutorials.

 

I will be sharing my new show samples with you soon and my Teamies will be sharing their FAB projects over on the Chocolate Baroque Blog too if you need more inspiration xxx

 

AW Spring

Created with the Spring Awakening stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). This lovely decorative frame die (Art Nouveaux from Tonic) is perfect for showing off these beauties.

 

 

AW Summer

The Summer Fayre stamp is a true beauty (click here to go to the original blog post). I made an updated version of this one for the show incorporating some of the new stencils – will share soon.

 

 

AW Autumn Medley

Stepper created with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a newer version of this one incorporating the new stencils (will share later).

 

 

AW Autumn

Another one with the Autumn Medley stamp (click here to go to the original blog post).

 

 

AW Winter

Christmas card created with the gorgeous Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I created a sparkly shaker card for the show and will share soon.

 

 

AW Magical Winter

This one was one of my first attempts on parchment, again using the Winter Dawn stamp (click here to go to the original blog post). I also created a new design on parchment for the show. I am still a learner at this skill but really love the delicate results.