Hi everyone. Here are the other two cards which I made for the Chocolate Baroque TV shows last month. I made this first one using one of the new Christmas stamps from Chocolate Baroque called Hark the Christmas Rose, and the second card also has a stamp from the Winter Edges set. The two are completely different in style and show that these stamps are very versatile and by blanking out the name of the music when you stamp, or by cutting round the outside edge of the flowers, you could even use this at any time of the year. Perhaps I will try this in future to see what it looks like doing this.
I stamped it on to a piece of white Frisk Velvet Card using Ground Espresso Distress Ink, and coloured it using a waterbrush and more Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and some Carved Pumpkin for the flower centres, some more of the yellow with a little Blueprint Sketch into the flower petals, and also some Candied Apple round the edges of the petals. I then used Lucky Clover and more yellow for the leaves, and finally Ground Espresso for the stems. The idea was to get a more vintage look with the colours as the brown DI I used to stamp with mixed with the other colours when I used the waterbrush, but in the end I decided to pull some of the colour back out of the petals because they bacame too dark, and I wanted a lighter look. The tinge of red looks more like pink with all the water, but when dry I was happy with the result.
I finished by adding the sentiment from Let's Get Festive using Candied Apple DI and then spattered some of the brown ink over the background and layered it up on to red and then kraft card before adding it to the white approximately 7" x 5" card.
For this second card I decided to heat
emboss it on to kraft card using the Red Glitter EP and it has lost none
of the detail. I like red with kraft so I backed it with some,
although in the photo it does look dark pink rather than red, but it is definitely a Christmas red.
folded back the white base card and added the embossed borders starting
with the one down the side before adding bits of them to the top and
bottom. I used a piece of paper over the other piece of the fold back
as obviously it had to be flat for stamping, just so that it didn't
stamp on the inside of the fold back piece, though I suppose it wouldn't necessarily have mattered and with hindsight would probably have been easier to keep the card flat, stamp and then fold it back. I then added the border
down the inside of the of the right hand side as you can see so that it
balanced it up, all done with the same red glitter EP.
I finished by adding the topper to the fold back piece.
Thank you for joining me here today and I hope to see you again soon.