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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Do you have Fifteen Minutes to spare?

Hello everyone, it is time to share the second of our bi-monthly fifteen minute card posts with you today. Thank you so much for your positive, encouraging responses to the first post, we really appreciate your lovely comments, and we are so glad that you enjoyed what we shared with you last time. We hope that you will look forward to these posts each month, and that we can bring you some quick and simple ways of using the stamps both new and old, that you have in your Chocolate Baroque stash.

Julie has created a quirky card using an image from the Punky Flower stamp set. Some soft shading at the base of the stem 'grounds' the flower.
Rachel has chosen warm orange tones set against a black background to create her card. Mounting everything onto a white card base still gives a clean and simple feel to the card.
Dominike has been using more scraps from her craft table for her cards:

Lesley has created her card by stamping the image first in black, and then by embossing the image using white embossing powder, slightly offset from the original image. She then swiped Distress Ink over the top in three different shades. Finally, she added a sentiment stamped onto a strip of card, and mounted it onto 3D foam pads.

Zoe's first card has a steampunk theme. She has mixed subtle background stamping, with punchy splodges of colour. She has then created a butterfly using a wing stamp and a pen nib.
Her second and third cards use vertical stamping for the sentiments, a very clever way of drawing the eye up and down the card.

Her final card is a clean and simple monochrome card with some hand drawn elements for added detail.

Brenda's leafy card was created by masking the central square area, and stamping the leaves repeatedly around the outside.She stamped the images several times before adding more ink to get a graduated look. She removed the mask and stamped the sentiment, using a fine black pen to add freehand lines around the square. She sponged some Distress Inks, but this could be left white.
Vronnie has created two beautiful cards using embossing as a resist:

Claire's vibrant card uses Brushos for the background:
Anne has created a series of notecards, which would be sure to brighten anyone's day:

Well, we hope that you like our selection of designs this time around, and that we will inspire you to create something in under fifteen minutes. Thank you to both the Design Team and the Guest Design Team girls for their efforts in provding artwork for this blog post. We will see you again next month with more inspiration.


  1. Again so much inspiration and such a beautiful different styles!

  2. Nice inspiration cards. So different. Greetings Janny

  3. A wonderful selection of simple but very effective creations. x

  4. Fabulous selection of cards, how talented you all are, thanks so much for the inspiration, Kate x

  5. brilliant work ladies - big hugs rachel x

  6. Lovely! It takes me 15 minutes to find a space in my craft room!!!


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