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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Guest Post- Gift Wrapping by Gerrina Poncin

It's time for the third and final post this month by our Guest Design Team member Gerrina. Her project in beautiful, rich tones is one that you are sure to enjoy.

Gerrina writes:

It is already the last of my posts at Chocolate Baroque this month, and again I have made something different. If you look closer, you will see that I have only used one butterfly stamp set, a Texture stamp set, black stripes, and a lot of colour for this gift wrapping...

The outside:
The Inside:

With the ribbon:


Stamp sets: Just Butterflies, Texture Fragments
Inkpads: Versamark, Stazon Jet Black
Distress Paints
Distress Stains
Gold embossing powder
Other: Sturdy smooth paper, vellum, blue paper paint samples, blue cardstock, black pencil, ribbon

Step by step:

Put different colours of Distress Paint onto your craft sheet, and pull a big piece of sturdy and smooth paper through the colours. You can do that several times until you have the result that you want. Put this paper aside until it is fully dry. When dried, you can cut this paper into pieces of 10cms x 10cms, and two smaller pieces for the little front panel.
Stamp some butterflies onto vellum and onto some paper paint samples with Versamark, and heat set them with gold embossing powder. Cut them all out. You can colour the vellum butterflies on the reverse if you want. I covered some of them with Glossy Accents, and left them to dry overnight.
Stamp on the dried and cut paper pieces with the texture stamps and ink of your choice, then draw some black stripes. Decorate with the butterflies.
Cut and score the cardstock and glue your coloured paper pieces onto it.
Colour a piece of ribbon with Distress Stains or Distress Inkpads, and tie it around the gift wrapping.

Creatieve groetjes, Gerrina

Gerrina's colourful folder would make a lovely gift, and is a really inspirational idea. Thank you so much Gerrina, for sharing your projects over the past three weeks. We have really enjoyed seeing your designs using some of your favourite Chocolate Baroque stamps. Gerrina will be back later in the year to share more of her artwork with us , but don't forget to drop in every day to see what the other Design Team members have to share with you.


  1. Hi Gerrina, beautiful butterfly creations and love the colorful backgrounds! xxMiranda

  2. Beuatiful backgrounds collorful with the butterfly's. Janny

  3. Absolutely beautiful Gerrina, gorgeous colours and butterflies, Kate x

  4. Beautiful , I must give this a try

  5. Wonderfully vibrant colours - love it :)

  6. So bright and pretty Gerrina and the butterflies are beautiful. x

  7. What a fantastic project, loving the bright colours xx

  8. I love how the black stripes make the colours look even more vibrant Gerrina and how they appear to create separate sections. Lovely project!

    Lesley Xx


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