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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Fifteen Minute Cards - Time-Saving Projects for You to Make

Hello everyone, it is time for the first of our bi-monthly blog posts from the Design Team, and Guest Design Team, sharimg a few quick cards and projects with you, that have taken no more than fifteen minutes to make. Our aim is to show you some techniques and ideas that will help you to use some of the wonderful stamps from Chocolate Baroque in simple and easy ways. So, whether you are a beginner, or a stamper in a hurry, looking for an idea to create a card in next to no time at all, this is the place to stock up on some creative inspiration.

We hope that you will enjoy reading about how the Design Team girls have created their cards, and if you click on their names, alongside their projects, you can pop to their blogs for further information.

Asha has created a vibrant card using black embossing and then used Distress Inks to blend over the background. She has embossed the sentiment using white embossing powder onto a strip of vellum.
Magda has created some pretty bookmarks for us, using co-ordinating ink to match each background. These would make lovely gifts:
She has used a green Brusho background for her next two projects. The first is a pretty floral card, using a modern flower:
For the second card, she added blue and red toned Distress Inks over the top, and created a Christmas card, adding white embossing:

Brenda has created some beautiful cards for us this month. For her first card, she stamped and embossed the Cornflower image, and used a decorative die to cut out an oval, which she then placed over some pretty background paper. She coloured the image with sparkly pens, and finally flicked some watered down Distress Inks around the image.

For her second card, she stamped three images from the Oriental Crane stamp set onto squares of white card, using Versamark and copper embossing powder. She matted each square onto red card. She scored lines down the length of the card, added red gems and the stamped squares.

Using a stencil and Distress Ink, she sponged the background and flicked some watered down black Distress Ink. Using Archival Black Ink, she stamped the butterflies from Butterfly Flourish Swirls, cut them out, and coloured them with Distress Inks. The sentiment is from the Pretty Poppies stamp set.

For her final card, she used a white inkpad, and stamped the leaves from the Autumn Poppy stamp set and sentiment from the Pretty Poppy stamp set onto Kraft card. She matted the kraft card onto white card, and a Kraft card base- a very quick card to make.

Claire has chosen to make a very cute set of Christmas cards, using an image from one of our Christmas sets. She has simply stamped the image onto white card, adding a red highlight, and made a little box for the cards.

Rachel has made a couple of lovely cards for us this month, both on a floral theme. She has painted one of our large flowerheads using Distress Inks for her first card:

For her second card, she has created a Distress Crayon background, and used Black Archival Ink to stamp the foliage:

Finally, Zoe has provided some beautiful inspiration in the form of these speedy makes for you. For her first card, she has used aqua wax splattered onto the card, stamped her image, and partially coloured in with wax sticks. She has then used brushes to apply ink over the whole piece.

 For her second card, she has masked the outside border first, then stamped the image, and partially coloured using wax sticks again. She has then used Brushos and bubble wrap to create the background.

We hope that you have enjoyed the variety of projects and techniques from the Design Team today. Look out for another Fifteen Minute blog post towards the end of the month, when we will be back with more express designs for you. Thanks for stopping by,


  1. They are all so different again; wouldn't know how to pick a favorite, but such great inspiration from all of you!

  2. WOW! What amazing creations, great inspirational pieces thank you ladies, you are all so very talented, Kate x

  3. Wonderful inspirational post! Thank you so much, all of you, for giving us so much food for thought.

  4. Wonderful inspirational post! Thank you so much, all of you, for giving us so much food for thought.

  5. Great quick ideas, thanks to everyone for the inspiration.

  6. Great inspiration from all the recipients on the DT. All so different but well thought out and pretty. x

  7. Wow!!! Such a great compilation of wonderful inspirations!! All them are so different and stunning! Thanks so much!!

  8. They're so inventive and all very lovely.


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