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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Book Of Spells and Halloween Edges - By Florence

Hi everyone

I hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Today I would like to share two cards made using the new fabulous Book of Spells and the Halloween Edges sets of stamps.  These are just two of the newly released sets by Chocolate Baroque.  To see all of the new sets please click HERE.   
I was really excited when I first saw these sets.  Although they are for Halloween, Fall, or Autumn, there are many stamps in the sets that can be used all year round.  They are really versatile and also mix and match with the other stamps in Chocolate Baroque's huge range of rubber art stamps HERE.

For my first card I used the Book of Spells set.

I took a piece of dull pink card and sprayed it with a pink Dylusions Spray Ink to add more life to it.  When it was dry I trimmed it to size and stamped the Cob Webs.
For the main focal piece I used a pre-made background card which I made using water color paints on an acrylic block.  I then just stamped the Spooky House onto this and added a couple of flying bats from Spookylicious and Witching Time
I made up the card as seen picking out the blue on my inky background card and using this color as one of the mats.
What did strike me immediately with this Spooky House stamp is the amount of detail on the image.  The ghosts in the windows, the owl in the tree, the weather vane, the bird on the roof and the little pumpkin hanging from the house.  A really brilliant design yet again by Sue.

For my second card I have used the Halloween Edges and a piece of the same background card as above.  I made this into a card but the beauty of the Edge Stamps is that they are great for tags as well because of the size and length of the image.

 I stamped my Happy Halloween sentiment onto my base card and added a couple of splash patterns using a tiny stamp from Wisteria Lane Set.  

I trimmed my pre-made inky card (as mentioned above) to size and stamped the Pumpkin and Cob Web images.  I added just a little more orange color to the Pumpkins to make them stand out.

I made up the card as seen with the addition of one of my own background (Straw Bales) papers.

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Thank you for looking.
Happy Stamping.

Florence x


  1. Great cards love the first one especially
    Jackie x

  2. I love the non-standard colours, the bright colours. The pumpkins in the second card stand out perfectly, with a little of the background pattern, but also orange enough to be the focus point.
    Debbie / Daqa

  3. great cards, really love the first one, esp the background

  4. Love these! They work really well with some nontraditional colored backgrounds.

  5. These are amazing I simply adore the bright pink background on the first ( who said Halloween had to be orange !) The stamping and water colouring are fabulous on both cards are both are fresh bringing Halloween right up to date. Clever you Florence for showing us a whole new and exciting approach to this season. Also love your tutorials they are always so very easy to follow and informative.


  6. Love the bright pink cobwebby background

  7. Two gorgeous cards, and yes that stamp is wonderfully detailed, and you have enhanced it beautifully with your acrylic block background and then the spiders web backing paper in that wonderful pink. The second is lovely too and the way the pumpkin appears to be winking and the straw bale background is the perfect accompaniment. x

  8. Love the colouring techniques.

  9. Beautiful cards! Love the BG-s on both! And they fit the house and pumpkins so well!

  10. The images are fabulous Flo ... and love them on the watercolored background --- gorgeous!

  11. Thank you everyone for your kind words and comments. They are very much appreciated.
    Happy Stamping, Flo xx


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