Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Take Flight

Hi everybody.  I have just started my second year working on the Chocolate Baroque Guest Design Team and this is the first of three posts I will be doing this month.  If you are anything like me I often find it difficult to choose a theme for and make masculine cards, so I decided that this is what my first card would feature so I used the Steampunkery set of stamps.

I started with the background using three shades of blue Distress Inks - Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky.  I used a piece of acrylic to lay the colours down onto and then spritzed and pressed the acrylic on to my piece of white card, doing it several times until I was happy with the look, drying the layers in between. Doing it this way helps to get the ink more where you want it and I wanted more ink in the centre leaving the edges mainly white. 

I then stamped the image using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink and I heat embossed using WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I coloured it with my waterbrush using Blueprint Sketch, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks, and then used a little Silver Mica Powder mixed with water for the propeller shaft, well I think that's what it's  It is difficult to see but it is quite shiny.

I decided to add one of the sentiments 'take flight' randomly over the background using second generation stamping with Chipped Sapphire, and then I added the small key parachute stamp as well using the same ink and coloured with Peacock feathers and Dusty Concord.  I then added a 'Happy Birthday' on to the airship itself again using Chipped Sapphire.  I then mounted it on to a piece of blue card and adhered it to a 6" square white card.

I'll be back next week with my second GD post, but for now thank you for your visit and I hope you will come back again soon.


  1. Love the composition of this subtle card! Beautiful background and I love the colours you used. Beautiful card, Pat!

  2. love the vintage style stamps and the way you used them on your card, great colour too!
    x Karen

  3. Love your card Pat, your stamping is wonderful, and such a brilliant background. The balloon is a super image for a male card, Kate x

  4. First of all, many congratulations on starting your second year with CB. I think their stamps really suit your style. It's a lovely card Pat and I really like the different shades of blue x

  5. You are so good at cards for men... I love the colours here Pat

  6. Congrats on your second year at CB (love their stamps). Your steampunk theme is perfect for a masculine card, we all seem to need a little inspiration for those :)

  7. What a gorgeous masculine card. Love the colour tones of the blues and your background is fabulous. Great stamps and love the addition of the random sentiment stamp on the background x Fabulous scene making and one fabulous card x

  8. This is so cool, Pat! It would make the most beautiful pp print or wrapping paper print, wouldn't it? Such a great manly birthday card design and my favorite blended colors in the background!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. p.s. Congratulations on another year on the GD Team for Chocolate Baroque!!


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