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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it's time for our second compilation of quick cards and projects brought to you from the Design Team this month. We have another bundle of inspirational ideas to share with you that can be made in a flash, and still produce stylish and elegant projects, all using fabulous Chocolate Baroque stamps.

We hope that you enjoy this month's selection.

Asha has created a card using one of our lovely Fluttering Hearts images, and combined this with a quick stencil background:
Rachel has created two lovely Christmas cards, stamping her images, then masking them, and adding a background strip using Distress Inks:

Anne has made two cards to share with you; the first incorporates stamps from the Tall Trees and Words of Wisdom stamp set. The background was created by spritzing and splattering with lime green and bright pink ink sprays. She then quickly stamped the trees with lime and dark green ink. The sentiments were stamped in dark green ink. She used green alcohol marker to frame the image before gluing to the card and added faux stitching with a fine-tipped pen. Finally she added PVA pearls and glitter glue for her usual sparkle:

For her second card, she has chosen a pretty image from the Wild Meadow stamp set, and a sentiment from the Mackintosh Sentiments stamp set.  She stamped the images onto an ink spritzed background and heat embossed using white embossing powder.

Corine has provided us with another delightful Christmas card, what's not to love about this CAS design, using the elegant reindeer from the Damask Reindeer stamp set?

Claire has used the same basic technique for each her cards, adding ink to an acrylic block with gridlines to create the background, but chosen a variety of colours and images to create a stunning range of cards:
She has added hand drawn borders to each of the images, avoiding the need to mat and layer the backgrounds.
The textured acrylic block has created a pattern on the background, doing two jobs at the same time.
Brenda has created a selection of cards for us; the first was created by masking the edges of a square piece of card and using Distress Ink to repeat stamp inside the mask. She used two stamps from the Butterfly Flourish Swirls stamp set to create the background. The sentiment is computer generated.

For her second card, she stamped the willow from the Spring Foliage stamp set using three colours of Distress Ink, and matted the images onto co-ordinating card. She added a computer generated sentiment.

For her final card, she die cut a heart, and stamped sentiments from the Words of Inspiration and Pretty Poppies stamp sets onto the heart. She fixed some black and white ribbon across the botttom of a white card blank and placed the heart over the top.

Zoe has created some Christmas tags, using coloured embossing powder to create variety in the designs. These would be great for colour co-ordinating with your wrapping paper:
Finally we have an elegant card from Lesley, who created the card by stamping the image onto the card with Versamark, and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. She stamped the sentiment with Black Archival Ink, and coloured the lettering using pencil crayon. To finish, she added sticky backed gems for baubles:

We will be back next month with more quick projects for you, but in the meantime, do keep visiting the blog for a daily dose of inspiration from the Design Team girls. Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Fabulous selection of wonderful cards, thanks to the DT, Kate x

  2. Fabulous selection of wonderful cards, thanks to the DT, Kate x

  3. Great cards. Always look forward to seeing these each month for inspiration.

  4. A fabulous selection of quick cards Judith with great inspiration. Quick Christmas cards are definitely the order of the day for me now time is getting short. x

  5. How many beauties!! Fabulous inspirations!

  6. Super so much different inspiration again!


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