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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Clear Stamp update - Trees, Poppies, Butterflies, oh my!

I'm very behind here with new stamp updates, so there's a few at once here.  If you are on the Chocolate Baroque email list, you will no doubt have spotted our new clear stamp set, Terrific Treescapes which we launched last Friday.

This was almost named Very Versatile Trees because that's exactly what it is.  They will go with so many of our other stamps and the trees can also be used on their own to create beautiful scenes using brayered backgrounds, masking, PanPastels, etc. 

Click on the image below to find it on the website.

We also have some other new clear stamps - two single stamps and two coordinating mini sets.  These don't come in a wallet, but they do come on a folded polyester sheet so you can still store them neatly.

Today is Remembrance Sunday so what better day to tell you about Remembrance Poppy and Remembrance Words.


Then we have a little Tangled Butterfly - a simpler and smaller version of one of the designs on Tangled Garden.  I took this stamp with me on my recent teaching trip to Amsterdam and I included a couple of little greetings in Dutch, so for all our Dutch speaking customers, these are now available to buy.

Again, click on any of the images above to find the stamps on the website.

This card is made with paper masks which I stamped the trees on first so I could cut a hill that matched the line at the base of the trees.  I used distress inks for the sky and splattered it with water before removing the mask.  The tree is stamped in black Versafine and embossed with clear powder which allowed me to stamp the image first and position the masks in the right place.

The backing paper is ordinary photocopy paper, scrumpled and soaked with water, then painted with watered down precious metal paints.  When wet it is very fragile, but once dry, smooth it out and put under a weight to flatten, then you have lovely crinkly shimmery paper.

The die cut snowflake is made with Crealies dies laid onto a spellbinders tag die.

The DT girls have some stunning artwork to show with these trees so do check back soon.


  1. Gorgeous card & the tree stamps are fantastic - yet another set on my wish list.

  2. Such an elegant and evocative Christmas card. I have tried these stamps and they are wonderful.

  3. Love the trees and the poppies, great card

  4. Great Christmas card. I love the background, will have to try that one.

  5. What a gorgeous elegant Christmas card
    These tree stamps are fantastic I can't wait to have time to play with them

    Jackie x

  6. yet more for the wish list - especially the trees and the poppy!

  7. The blue, white & black is brilliantly classy & a tree or two plus sentiment will cater for any occasion. Lovely gesture with the release of the Poppy stamp.
    Paula (PEP)

  8. Oh Glenda, you have done it again. Super stamps and wonderful card. I will be ordering these trees.

  9. Gorgeous colour combination, and the background is fabulous. The snowy hills are very effective. The Poppy and Remembrance words are great additions to our card making arsenal at this time of year, but I know that I will be using the Poppy all year round, as it such a lovely stamp. The smaller version of the butterfly is so useful. I already have a project in mind! Judith xx

  10. Stunning Glenda, Love the vibrant blues, the gorgeous background technique and scene. The tree design is fabulous, you don't need to mask to create the effect. Happy Sunday, Shirley

  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I can see how they can be so versatile.

  12. WOW Glenda your card is son awesome and the new stamps soooo beautiful Love them all. Aspecially the trees and the buterfly.
    Lovely greet

  13. The card is stunning! And the new stamps? Ask again when my purse is holding some money for them! Great that you have a greeting in dutch; didn't espect that! Greetings, Gerrina

  14. Seemed to have missed this lovely creation Glenda, it's so beautiful and I can almost feel the cold......warm greet Miranda

  15. Hi, Glenda! Your card is gorgeous! I haven't tried the wrinkled-up paper technique yet, but will have to now that I see what you've done! What a versatile idea to make a dutch sentiment stamp! The new stamps are wonderful, and I'll have to order the remembrance sentiment! Awesome!
    Hugs, Clare x


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