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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Individual background stamps by Zoe

Hello there! Or should I say "Happy Christmas" lol ok ok I guess it is a tad early yet :) I love Christmas but it is a hectic time, I hope you're all keeping on top of your prep?

Anyway! Today it's my turn to share with you my projects made with the fantastic new Background stamps, featured on The Craft Channel yesterday and again today, I hope you manage to watch our fab Lesley?

I love these stamps they are so versatile, they're not actually available from Chocolate Baroque until the 7th December as they are exclusively The Craft Channel until then.

My first project is an MDF Xmas tree shape which I black Gesso'd first, then covered with Versamark Inkpad and used Lapis Black UTEE and heated until melted, I repeated the process but the second time I inked up this gorgeous ornate background stamp "Baroque Orchid" with Versamark and while the UTEE was molten I stamped into it, waited a moment or two for it to slightly cool before lifting the stamp off, once it was cool I added some gold gilding wax and buffed with a soft dry cloth.

Another MDF piece I Gesso'd first then painted with a Buff colour chalk paint, once dry I stamped the "Open Weave" stamp using an Archival Inkpad, I used the gorgeous Patchwork Butterfly as my feature which I stamped onto card and coloured using pencils, the sentiment is from "Positive Beauty" clear stamp set, the border is from the "Floral Edges" rubber stamp set.

Here I started by colouring my card with liquid watercolour inks, once completely dry I stamped the "Floral Weave" Stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder, I then inked over the whole design using Chipped Sapphire Distress ink very generously, I stamped the sentiment onto Vellum and created a wrap to finish off. The sentiment is from the same set as the plaque above.

I hope you like my designs as much as I enjoyed making them and they've inspired, thank you for taking the time to visit and comment, please pop back each day to see what my wonderful teamies have created with these gorgeous stamps, have a great day xx Zoe xx



  1. These are all very pretty Zoe and I particularly love the beautiful butterfly and the rainbow of colours on the last, that saying the UTEE christmas tree is very well done too. x

  2. Gorgeous designs, particularly love the one with the butterfly:)

  3. Hello Zoe, These are stunning, but love that Butterfly,


  4. amazing work Zoe - just fabulous! Can't wait to see all the designs! hugs rachel x

  5. Fabulous projects, I especially love the tree :)

  6. Three so different projects; gives great inspiration! The first is so original!

  7. WOW!! what fantastic projects Zoe, such wonderful inspiration, thank you so much, Kate x

  8. really love the tree, fab idea. Cards are lovely too

  9. Beautiful creations Zoe and I love the tree especially too! The texture created by that gorgeous stamp is amazing. Lovely projects altogether.

    Lesley Xx

  10. Wonderful projects!!! I really love your christmastree!! Super!!



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