Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Floral Thoughts

Hi there, welcome to my blog  :)  I have another 15 minute card sample for you today that I made for the Chocolate Baroque DT blog ( ) a bi-monthly post to give inspiration for quick cards.  I have used stamps from CB Fancy Flowers; alcohol pens, Distress inks, black Versafine ink, gold marker pen, and embossing folder.  

I took a piece of white Neenah card, which is produced for colouring with alcohol pens, and stamped the  larger flower in black ink.  I stamped the image first so that I had a reference point to build the rest of the design on.  I then placed the card in the embossing folder.  I could see the flower through the folder so positioned it in the centre of the pattern and embossed the panel.  

I then stamped a couple of smaller flower images in opposite corners.  I just love all the detail of Chocolate Baroque stamps, and these images do not disappoint.   

I started colouring  the images with a couple of dark colours to provide shading.  In this case I have used dark brown and crimson.

I added orange to the petals and used it to blend the other colours.  I used yellow for the stamens in the middle, and two shades of green for the leaves.  I used a grey pen around the images to make them pop.

I then trimmed the card and blended DI's around the edges to give a hint of colour to the embossed ivy leaves.  I used a gold pen around the edge of the panel, matted it onto orange card and then layered them onto a white base card.

I stamped and embossed a sentiment in gold onto white card and die cut it into a tag.  I edged the tag with gold pen, and matted it onto orange card.  I added some ribbon and attached it to the card with dimensional glue.  I really enjoyed making this card, I love colouring in any media and alcohol pens are a fairly new addiction for me!  This design is definitely a great worker card for any occasion and any age.
Thank you very much for popping in today, I hope you enjoyed this post and will stop by again soon  :)


  1. This took you just 15 minutes??? This would take me a lot longer:) I love the shading of the leaves surrounding the flower and then that flower just pops! Great card!

  2. Hi Birgit, thank you my lovely :) And yes - it took just 15 minutes! It has to be done in 15 minutes or less for the blog. The embossing folder gives a ready made background without too much work lol! xx