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November Stamps

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Steampunk Sea World - Quick Cards By Florence

Hi everyone

Today I would like to share with you two cards I made using the Ship stamp from the new Steampunk Sea World Set.

For these cards I have kept the design pretty simple.  Apart from cutting out the ship, which I have to say didn't take too long at all, these cards were put together in a matter of minutes.



.....and the same card in shades of green and tan.



To make these cards is really straight forward.
Stamp the sentiment along the edge of the base card.
Stamp the ship image onto a separate piece of white card and cut it out.
Color the ship and leave to one side for the moment.
Cut out a small frame and stamp on to it the Cogs pattern (second card).
Cut a piece of backing paper slightly larger than your frame.
Make up the card as seen using foam tabs to attach the small frame and the ship.

For these cards I used Archival Ink for Stamping and water color crayons for coloring the ship.
White Base card size 13.5 cm x 13.5 cm.

Thank you for looking
Happy Stamping

Florence



Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Zentangle Seahorses and F is for Fish (by Debbie)

 
 
Good morning.
 I have been having great fun with these under the water themed stamps.
For my first card I started with a blank piece of card and stamped the seahorses then
drew the wavy lines around them with gel pens.
I zentangled with the gel and glitter pens filling in between the lines to resemble waves.
It took a few hours to fill the lines but was very therapeutic. When I stood back and looked at the card the Seahorses disappeared into the background so I drew around them with a charcoal pencil and smudged it.
 
 
 
 
For my next card I found in an old dictionary and took out the page with the words fish on.
I stamped with Black Versafine and clear embossing powder and coloured the fish with pencils, again thoroughly enjoying the time spent filling in the details.
I outlined the fish with the charcoal pencil so they stood out from the words.
 
 
 
 
Thank you for visiting
Debbie

Monday, 15 December 2014

Seahorses

Hello to you all, I am  again sharing a sample made from the new stamps that have just been released for December 
I first made my background using acrylic paints, I then used a circle stencil and distress ink to make some bubbles.....My Seahorses were stamped, coloured with Gelato's and fussy cut,before gluing these to my tag I stamped some fish and glued down the diecut cogs. To finish off I inked all around the tag with Black Soot Distress ink and added the ribbon.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Little Gifts For Christmas (by Asha)

Good morning, everyone. We are now a fortnight away from Christmas. Ideally all your cards should be in the mail and it's time to look at finalising the gifts. I've got 3 projects to help you make those pressies extra special.

1. Gift Card Holder

Gift cards make perfect presents ... when you run out of ideas! It can be a special gift when housed in a beautiful box. And you can't beat the wow factor of heat embossing.
Red and Gold - always a striking combo. That magnificent tree is from the Turtle Doves A5 sheet, heat embossed in gold and matted on gold card stock. I also did some tone-on-tone stamping in the background with the little snowflake from the Snowy Scenes A5 sheet with Versamark.

This is a top opening box, revealing a pocket for the gift card in a slide-up mechanism. The sentiment is from the Christmas Magic clear stamp set, heat embossed in gold. I have link to a video tutorial for this project on my blog.


2. Gift bag

If you're super organised and have all your gifts ready for giving, how about making gift bags to house them. The WRMK Gift Bag Punch Board, available from the Chocolate Baroque store, makes light work of it. Here's one I prepared earlier:
I made the medium sized box and the main star is the jolly man from the Santa Baby A5 sheet. He is coloured with water-colour pencils, fussy cut and popped up with foam tape in front of heat embossed snowflakes from the Snowy Scenes A5 sheet.

Water colouring is easy and very forgiving - just what you need when in a hurry. Trust me, it really is that simple. Just lay down the colour as shown below and, using a fine brush, let the water do all the work. No fancy blending or shading. I have details of the colours used on my blog.


3. Gift Card and Treat Box

And when you want to spoil someone - go for the double whammy: Gift Card and a treat  - all in one box.
 I decorated the top of the box with the wreath from Hearth and Home A4 sheet, coloured with alcohol markers. Keeping it simple with just some ribbon.

The box opens revealing the gift card in a pop-up mechanism with room for a few golden nuggets! I've got details on how to make this box on my blog.

Three project ideas to help you with your festive preps: elegant, playful and extravagant - there's something for everyone. I hope these projects inspire you to play with your Chocolate Baroque Christmas stamps.

Thanks for stopping by. The rest of the Design Team are having fun with the gorgeous December release stamps, so please stop by regularly for more crafty ideas.

Beijinhos,
Asha

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Along the Edge of the Sea Bed (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, I have another watery sample to show you today, using the Steampunk Funk Fish and Steampunk Sea World stamp sets, currently on offer as Stamp of the Month sets.

I started my sample by stamping the seashell edge taken from the Seaside Dreams stamp set near the bottom of my background, but splitting it in half, and stamping a piece on either side of the page. I also created a mask of the image, and covered the original stamped image with the mask. I then stamped the octopus from the Steampunk Funk Fish stamp plate in between the two images, and masked that image as well. I stamped the seaweed edge slightly higher up the page in the middle, and then a piece on each side, to create a continuous run behind the first set of images, and masked these as well. I used some water based acrylic inks, which I diluted and blended to get the colours that I wanted, and then coloured the background, using a turquoise for the sea area, and an ochre colour for the sand. I added extra interest to the sea area by sponging Distress Ink through a stencil to create a bubble effect. I stamped several fish onto adhesive labels and coloured these with water colour pencils, and also stamped a few more directly onto the background. I chose to stamp the background fish with blue ink, so that they appeared to fade into the background slightly, toning the colours down on these fish as well. I removed the masks from the images on the sea bed, and coloured these with watercolour pencils, blending the colours with a waterbrush. I added a stamp from the Nature Fragments stamp set along the edges for a bit of extra funky seaweed.

Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Steampunk fish and lots of fragments..........by Miranda




Hi there,

It's my turn today to show some creations made with those cool steampunk fishy stamps! I like them and they are great to match with all of the fragments too.......I've been playing with the Steampunk Funk fish and the Steampunk Sea world and combined them with the Tangled and Harlequin fragments on the first card. The backgrounds were made using Derwent art bars with the acrylic bloc technique, water and aquarel paper. I also used a lot Wink of Stella brush markers (silver and clear ) to add that lovely sparkle. The words are from the Words of Wisdom and I've cut it in 3 pieces.






On the second card I've been using the Nature elements sheet too. As you know by now I love all the fragment sheets, they are so versatile and can be used very often with many occasions. I've created a sea world with beautiful malachite rocks.......one must have a bit of imagination mmm?





I've coloured the fish with twinkling H2O's and Maya Gold silver paint(Viva decor) which has a very rich sparkle! Just gave these two shrimps some other color to get a bit of contrast. The words are from the Words of Inspiration sheet. Both cards are coloured with my old Karisma pencils. They have  a similar quality as Prisma color pencils and Derwent soft color.

Hope to have inspired you with the combination of all these stamps,
thanks for your visit and comments and till next time!


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Brusho under the Sea! (posted by Maria)

Hello everybody ,

I hope you are doing well, and I hope you can enjoy your card making during these busy days!
I have made some more underwater world samples with the gorgeous Steampunk Funk Fish and Steampunk Sea World stamp sets for you , and I really hope you like them. Today have I used some Brusho, such a fun, and very easy product, these cards are really made in 10 minutes, so if you don't have a lot of time, use Brusho!



I coloured the creatures with some Brusho too, and  for the golden accents I used a Wink of Stella glitter marker in gold. The golden circles I made with some golden acrylic paint and the cover of an embossing powder box! The small golden border I made with some Versamark and golden embossing powder.
I really had a lot of fun with these stamp sets and Brusho, I hope you do too!

Hugs,
Maria