Saturday, 16 June 2018

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute cards - Eccentric Edwardian and Rose Duo


Hello everyone.

It's that time again for 15 minute cards using Chocolate Baroque stamps.

I have two cards for you this week as seen below.





This first card uses the Eccentric Edwardian stamps and words from Punky Expressions and Loving sentiments.
The background was stamped directly onto the craft card with Sepia Versafine and Best wishes with the black Versafine.
The other elements were stamped with black Versafine onto  white card,  then cut or torn around.
The hat was coloured with black water colour pencils.
It was then assembled as shown.



My second card uses Square bubbles, word from Loving Sentiments, Butterfly from Butterfly poppy collage and the Rose Duo.
Each element is heat embossed with gold powder. I have used an anti static bag over the card and parchment before embossing, as metallic powders do have a tendency to stick where you don't want them!
I have stamped and embossed the square bubbles directly onto the craft card.The rose and word onto white card and the butterfly onto Parchment paper. This gives it a delicate look.
I decided to tear around the rose rather than fussy cut it and cut the butterfly around.
It was then assembled as shown.
The butterfly was stuck on using a spray mount.
 
Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy the other DT. samples on the web site.
Bye for now
Carole:)












Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute card - Floribunda Net




Hello
Another 15minute card for you today.
 See others by the Chocolate Baroque DT team on the blog today.

This is one of my favourite rose samples that I've made, using Floribunda net.


 
 

The background was stamped several times over the card using  Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky Distress inks. This was then cut to fit a square card base and an edging drawn around with a wide black pen, to give the appearance of layering.

 The  heart shape had the same colours repeated . I then stamped  the saying first, so that I knew how much space would be left for the rose section on the right.
Matt onto a black heart..



This one has been mounted onto a craft card base.

Thank you for visiting and happy crafting.
Carole







Friday, 4 May 2018

Chocolate Baroque Poppy sample, for a Hochanda show.

 
 
 
 
 
Hello.
 
 
 I have a card today showing beautiful poppy stamps. This is fairly quick to make.
 
 
 
 

It uses  stamps from Chocolate Baroque's  Pretty Poppies set.
I spritzed my card lightly with water and sprinkled two different coloured  Brushos over  and left them to "do their own thing".When this  was dry, I positioned the stamp so it would be over the appropriate colours. The butterfly needed a little more colour, which I painted on.
 
I mounted it onto card, that picks up the colours  of the Brushos.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Crafting.
Carole
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute cards - Tall Trees and Floral Harmony





Hello everyone.
Today I have two  cards to show you, using the Tall Trees stamp set and Floral Harmony. They will both take about 15 minutes to make.

Tall Trees




I had a background piece in my stash made with Worn Lipstick and Weathered Wood inks. I really like the bright pink with the grey. Very moody.

I stamped the tree and verse with black Versafine
The Distress ink background uses the same colours, with the leaf over-stamped in the red.


Floral Harmony

What a great stamp this is. It looks good whichever way around it is put and I like that, as it looks slightly different each time. This is a clean, crisp card that can be used for any occasion.





I have stamped the image onto a 21cm x 10.5cm. piece of card and embossed it. Then I cut  around the tips of the left hand leaf, so that the ribbon can be tucked under the edge, as it is wrapped around.

The image is coloured with Brushos, giving a lovely vibrant look. This takes very little time as the colour stays contained within the embossed areas.

Mount onto a coordinated card base.
Any message can be added to this card.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing my cards and happy crafting.
Carole

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Floral Cards



Hello.

March was a very busy month for me  with so many things going on and  lots of cards to make.
I had six birthdays, various cards for Chocolate Baroque's show on Hochanda on the 3rd April, and  Mother's day, of course.
Keeps me out of mischief.



Here are two cards I made with a stamp for the  Hochanda show.  (Rose Tree set).


The Rose Tree Rubber Stamp sheet - A5
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Love this stamp.  It is so pretty and very versatile. It can be embellished or left plain and still looks good.
 Just realized, I took the photo before I put the message onto the bottom card, but it is suitable for all occasions really.
Thank you for your visit and happy crafting.
Carole

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Chocolate Baroque 15 minute cards - Edwardian Man on Bike and The Road Travelled



Edwardian Man on bike


Hello.
 Today I have two cards to show you which should take no longer than 15 minutes to make.
Always handy when you realize you have forgotten a birthday.



Stamps used: Chocolate Baroque  Eccentric Edwardian


Stamp the bicycle onto the card base and onto a piece of masking tissue.
Cut the mask out. It is an easy shape so doesn't take too long.
Mask the cyclist and over stamp the image with the large text stamp with sepia ink. Remove mask.
Stamp the message tag.
This was then trimmed to a 14cm. (5 1/2inches) square and mounted onto a 15cm.  (6 inch) card base.



My second card uses a favourite set of mine : Woodland Dreams



    This was one of my very early purchases from Chocolate Baroque, which I still enjoy using regularly.

The background is made with Distress inks: peeled paint, bundled sage and dusty concord.
This has been over-stamped with one of the many tree designs that are in this set.
The bird branch and extra branch have been stamped with Versafine,  and a bit of colour added to the berries.

I have put Glossy Accents on the bird and berries, but I realized this would take longer than the 15 minutes, by the time you have stamped the message and mounted the card up. Just a way to emphasize these elements , if you wish to.

There are several other lovely samples on the design team blog at the moment which will take 15 minutes or less to make. Always useful if time is short.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting.
Bye for now.
Carole
 

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Guest Design Team Member Post 3 - Turquoise and green


Good morning everyone.

Today I am showing my final project for this session.
Hope you like it.

A card for a special friend.

I really like the look of white embossing with vivid colours so decided to get my Brushos out which I, shockingly, don't use very much.





 
Stamps used : Fleurs Nouveau - background
Flora Musica
Amazing Mackintosh words
 
Stamp and white  emboss the beautiful flower border horizontally  down the card, on the left.
This is repeated on the right side, so that the base of the stamp is just touching  the previous stamping.
Stamp and emboss the Flora Musica and then  cut away the background. Stamp the message  with Versafine Magestic blue ink.
 
Now for the Brusho fun.
I did a small section at a time.
 
With a wet brush, paint around the inside of several flowers and then sprinkle on some blue Brusho.
Let it spread, helping it into any holes with the brush.
Repeat with the other flowers and leave to 'do its own thing' for a while.
Dab dry with a cloth.
 
Swipe over the background with a wide, wet brush and repeat the process with a green colour. Help this along by brushing across, trying to avoid the flowers, then leave to spread . Dab if necessary.
 
Repeat with the Flora Musica then leave to dry.
Once the Flora Musica are dry,  cover the flower heads with Glossy Accents. 
 
Trim the side edges off the background , making it  16.5 x 18cm. (6 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches).
These strips are used to make the corner bands at the top of the card, picking up one of the individual flowers as the centre.
Matt and layer onto coordinating card.
The final size of my card was 19 x 19.5 cm. (7 5/8 x 7 6/8 inches)

Hope you have enjoyed my three posts as much as I enjoyed making them, and thank you for the lovely comments you have sent. They are much appreciated.

Happy crafting
Carole