Hello and welcome to my blog :) I have a couple of pretty and useful cards to share with you today, both are samples from last month's Chocolate Baroque tv shows. For the first project I have used stamps from the beautiful Mushroom House, The Toadstool Garden, Mellow Fruitfulness and Tagtastic sets; black Versafine ink, clear and silver EP, Koh-I-Noor paints, pearlescent paints, silver marker pen and some raffia from my stash.
I stamped and embossed the tag onto black card with silver EP and cut it out. I did the same with one of the 'hole' images. I then stamped the Mushroom House in black Versafine ink and embossed the image with clear EP. I used pearlescent paints to colour the image. On a spare piece of black card I stamped and embossed a sentiment in silver, added silver pen around the edges and attached it to the tag with 3D foam, On another piece of black card I stamped the cherry branch in black ink and embossed it with clear EP. I painted the image as before and cut it out before attaching it to the tag. I then added some red raffia from my stash.
I took a piece of smooth white colouring card and stamped the Toadstool Garden image in black ink. I painted just the toadstools with watercolour paints then added silver pen around the edges of the panel. To complete the card I attached the focal panel to a black base card and added the tag beside it.
I really like this design, it is both colourful and cheerful and I think it would suit lot's of occasions and recipients.
For this card I have used stamps from the Mellow Fruitfulness and Artistic Affirmations sets; grey Versafine ink, alcohol markers, red Versafine ink, clear EP, gold pen and a white pen.
I began with a piece of smooth white colouring card and stamped an apple branch in grey ink. I masked the image then stamped it twice more. I removed the masking tissue and coloured all the images with my pens, adding light and shade to make the apples appear round and the leaves fresh. I added highlights with a white pen and a shadow line around the images with a pale grey one.
On another piece of card I stamped the same image three more times, coloured them and cut them out. I stamped a sentiment in red Versamark ink and embossed it with clear EP, then added a gold pen around the edges of the focal panel and matted it onto red card before attaching it to a white base card.
I attached two of the cut out branches to the top of the card, and one at the bottom next to the sentiment, with 3D foam.
I loved creating this card, not least because it's in my favourite colour! Also I love colouring, so this design ticked all my boxes!
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