Saturday 15 September 2018

Quick Cards for September

Hi everyone.   Here are a couple of quick cards I made for a post which Chocolate Baroque do once a month over on their Design Team Blog featuring cards which take about 15 minutes to make.

I started this using two different images from the Nature's Paisley set of stamps using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and heat embossing with Versamark Ink and WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.  I then blended ink into the background using Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover, Carved Pumpkin and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks.  I added a bit of script from the Paisley Elephant set using Blueprint Sketch DI ink, and then added a little stamp from the Indian Textiles set and heat embossed with WOW Silver Metallic EP.  I also defined the edge a bit more with the Blueprint Sketch.

I finished it with a piece of turquoise vellum stamped and heat embossed with the sentiment which wraps around the background before adhering to the white base card.

For this second card I used a flower image from the Indian Textiles set, and stamped the flowers using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and coloured using Abandoned Coral DI and Fossilised Amber for the flowers, and some more Fossilised Amber and Twisted Citron for the foliage, applied with a waterbrush  I then filled in the background using Salty Ocean and some more twisted citron together with a bit of Blueprint Sketch around the edges, again using a waterbrush.  The water had made the lines of the stamped flowers a bit indistinct so I defined them with a very fine Black Micron Pen.

I die cut it with a Crealies Pierced Rectangle and added a white layer behind it.  I then added one of the stamps from Nature's Paisleys set to each of the corners of the white base card using Versamark and WOW Gold Metallic Embossing Powder before mounting the  flowers on to it.

Thank you for looking at my blog today and if you want to see lots of great inspiration then head on over to the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog.


cuilliesocks said...

Two beautiful cards Pat, the colours and designs are lovely, your stamping is fabulous, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous colour combination on your first fabulous card. Love the font on the sentiment too. What an eye catching second card, great image and beautifully coloured. Great idea to go over the edges with a black micron pen. Both cards are wonderful Pat x.

Liz said...

Two beautiful cards, Pat. Love the colours on your first card and the vellum panel is really lovely. Your second card is so pretty and I love how you've framed the image with the detail in the corners. xx

Ros Crawford said...

They are gorgeous Pat! I love the embossing on your first card and the vellum and the flowers are so pretty on your second card! Wishing you a lovely day!

MaryH said...

Wow! Two marvelously beautiful cards. Love the 'oriental' feel of #1, and the Metallic silver certainly enhances the awesome background. The paisley images look great over that. Always love a pretty floral card, and #2 certainly fills the bill on that one. Good job on both of these Pat. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Your two sensational designs look like they took way long than 15 minutes, Pat! They are stunning!! Hugs, Darnell