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.

Quick and Easy Floral Thank You card created for Chocolate Baroque

Here is another quick and easy card using a ready made aperture card and the flower stamp from the Spring Fairies April set (recently featured on Hochanda TV). I stamped onto watercolour card, colouring the stamp directly with watercolour pens. To activate the ink I lightly spritzed it with water just before stamping. I then used a damp brush to drag out some of the colour.

 

AW Floral Thanks CAS

Check out the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog for more examples of quick and easy cards from my fab Teamies

 

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Butterfly Wishes card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Butterfly Wishes

Good morning. Today I am sharing another of my samples for the recent shows on Hochanda.

I played with the butterfly stamp from the Spring Fairies April set. I used a stamping gear to create the wreath but you can achieve the same by drawing a circle (lightly in pencil), placing a little mark at 8 points around it and stamping freehand. Stamp and turn the card, stamp again keeping the angle of your stamp constant.

A simple wreath stamped onto a plain background, perhaps with variegated inks, would look quite pretty too.

 

Materials:

  • Spring Fairy Collection (April) and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 6X 6 inch white scalloped card blank, plain card (black and white) and silver mirror card (plus ready made scalloped frame)
  • Inkpads: Versamark and StazOn (Black)
  • Embossing powders: white detail and silver tinsel (with glitter)
  • Clear glitter glue
  • Inkadinkadoo Stamping Gear

How to make it:

  1. Trim the black card panel and stamp the sentiment in the centre with Versamark. Heat emboss with white powder.
  2. Randomly stamp the butterfly with Versamark. Heat emboss with the silver powder. Glue to the card front along with the silver frame.
  3. Stamp the butterfly wreath onto silver mirror card with StazOn ink. Cut around the outside and layer onto white card. Trim around the outside to leave a white border and cut out the centre. Layer onto the card with foam pads.
  4. Finish with dots of glitter glue for added sparkle.

Katya Missing Home Card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Missing You 2

AW Missing You 1

 

Good morning. Here is the last of my TV show samples using the lovely Katya stamp (recently featured on Hochanda). The idea was to create a sort of dream scene depicting Katya missing her home.

 

Materials:

  • Katya, Silhouette Palaces, Babushka and Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank (white stamping card), copy paper to make masks
  • Distress Inkpad (Tumbled Glass), Multi coloured dye based inkpad (blues & purples)
  • Glitter pens (Sakura Gel – blue, purple) and sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir – teal, clear)
  • Clouds stencil (Sheena Douglass)

 

How it was done:

  1. I first stamped Katya 4 times onto the corners of the card, leaving ink off the bottom portion of the stamp. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to get a pale effect.
  2. I cut a circle mask from copier paper. Covering the central section I then applied Distress Ink through the cloud stencil, lightly using a sponge. I coloured Katya’s headdress with glitter and sparkle pens using a water brush to get some shading.
  3. I edged the card with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment around the border.
  4. Using the other part of my paper mask I covered the background leaving just the central opening to work though. I stamped and cut out the buildings from copier paper to make more masks. I first stamped the foreground image (using multi coloured ink), then covered it with the mask before stamping the next building behind. Finally I covered both foreground images and stamped the silhouette palace at the back.
  5. I used the cloud stencil again to add detail to the sky area. I then coloured the images picking up ink from my mat with a water brush.
  6. Finally I added a little spatter by picking up watered down ink and sparkle pen from my mat onto an old toothbrush.

Make a Wish card created for Chocolate Baroque

AW Make a Wish

 

Good morning. Here is another of my TV show samples using the Katya stamp recently featured on Hochanda. I have used in in a different way to make a decorative mandala. I hope that you like it.

Materials:

  • Katya and Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp sets
  • 8 X 8 inch card blank, stamping card (white), coloured card (blue with lighter blue core)
  • Multicoloured dye based inkpad (All Night Media – Berry Rainbow) and Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass)
  • WOW Embossing powder (Clear Gloss)
  • Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
  • Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
  • Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block

How to make it:

  1. Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
  2. Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
  3. Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.

Baroque Meadow card and gift tag created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32

AW Baroque Meadow Colour Challenge 32

AW Baroque Meadow Colour Challenge 32a

 

Good morning. Here is another of my projects for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge. I have used the shaving foam technique to create the swirly background for this card and tag set. I stamped the card blank with Distress Ink to create the outer background frame. The main images were stamped using Versamark and heat embossed with copper powder.

Materials:

  • Baroque Meadow, Silhouette Grasses, Words to Dazzle & Sparkle stamp sets
  • 17.5cm square card blank, pale blue and holographic copper card for layering, white stamping card, and gift tag
  • Inkpads: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass) and Versamark
  • WOW heat embossing powder (Copper)
  • Tray to fit paper, shaving foam, and water based liquid inks (greens and copper with mica)
  • Fine tipped pen (pale blue)
  • Piercing tool (pricking tool/bradawl), foam mat and ruler
  • Organza ribbon and PVA pearls (pale blue)

How to make it:

  1. Squirt a layer of shaving foam into a tray. Drop inks onto the surface and swirl over the surface with a cocktail stick. Lay card on top pressing down lightly to transfer ink. Lift off and use the edge of a ruler to lightly scrape across the card and lift away excess foam layer. Tip: Have lots of paper, card and tags etc. ready and do a whole batch at once. You will then have plenty of backgrounds in stock for future projects. Keep dropping on more inks and swirling etc. Eventually the colours will blend into the foam, and the colours will mix and become muddy. Just keep going for as long as you like the results. Muddy brown papers can be nice for cutting out branches or even Steampunk cogs etc. using dies. Another note about this technique: The papers dry smooth and with a slight sheen that is resistant to water so they are best used with stickier or solvent based inks for over stamping.
  2. Stamp the card blank with the Silhouette grasses and Distress Ink. Pierce a border using a pricking tool with foam mat beneath. Add faux stitching with the fine tipped pen.
  3. Cut the mats and layers for the tag and card front. Stamp the tag and topper with Versamark Ink and heat emboss with copper powder.
  4. Glue layers together and add ribbons. Finish with PVA pearls.

Butterfly Shrine card created for Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32

Here is another project that I created for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 32 this month.

I came up with this after playing with my Inkadinkadoo stamping gear (circular wheel) and the Sticks & Stones stamp set to create wreath. Similar can be achieved by drawing a circle and dividing it into 8 sections. Keeping the stamp orientation steady, stamp and turn the card between each stamping or just work more freely around a circle.

I hope that you like it, and I look forward to seeing your entries x.

AW Butterfly Shrine Colour Challenge 32

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How it was made:

  1. The top corners of the card blank were rounded off using a punch. The bottom strip was cut from blue card. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with copper powder. The strip was then edged with gilding wax before gluing to the card base.
  2. An A5 sheet of stamping card was spritzed with blue & green inks and stamped with Silhouette Grasses. The top edge was cut using the decorative trim die. The top and edges were rubbed over with gilding wax. A circular mat was cut from blue card and placed behind the decorative central motif. The background was then glued to the card front.
  3. Another piece of stamping card was lightly spritzed with blue ink. The wreath was then stamped with Distress Ink using the stamping gear. The wreath was cut out with the circle die and gilding wax rubbed over the decorative edge. This was mounted to the card front with 3D foam pads.
  4. The butterfly was stamped (Just Butterflies set), embossed with copper powder and coloured with sparkle pens. I cut then cut out and shaped for added dimension. The ribbon and butterfly were then glued to the card front.
  5. I finished with copper PVA pearls and glitter glue on the wreath, blue PVA pearls along the base strip.