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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, welcome to our monthly post packed full of projects that are quick to make, yet stylish and full of the wow factor, because they are made with Chocolate Baroque stamps. We try to show you lots of tips and inspiration in these bumper monthly posts, and help you to find ways of creating cards that do not need to take ages to put together. You can visit each Design Team member's blog for further details by clicking on their names, and also see lots more of their creative ideas when you visit their individual blogs.

Zoe's cards are a riot of colour, and would definitely brighten anyone's day. For the first two cards, she has used embossing onto watercolour card as a resist, and added watercolour inks.

Her third card is a very simple card using heart shaped die cuts. She has used some texture stamps to add pattern to the shapes, and a pop of vibrant colour:

Rachel has created a pretty Spring themed card using kraft card as the base, stamping and embossing with white embossing powder. She has added some of our newest stencils to her card.

Her following projects incorporate the lovely Mackintosh Windows stamp set, and she has chosen a warm palette of reds and pinks to complete both cards. She coloured both images with water based markers, then masked the images and spritzed the backgrounds with spray inks.

Magda has created two pretty cards for us this month. For her first card, she has used the fabulous fish, and added the Large Crackle Background behind. The sentiment makes the card a perfect 'anytime' card to send, and would suit all ages.

Her second card with its positive message, and dreamy background, could be useful for so many purposes:

For her first card this month, Vronnie has stamped the large image from the Patchwork Butterfly stamp set, which she masked, and then stamped the images from Butterfly Blush randomly over the background. She added Brushos and spritzed with water, before removing the mask, and adding a light touch of colour to the large butterfly.

She has created two cards using the lovely Winter Dawn image. The first card was created by stamping the image onto grey card and colouring it with pencils, adding accents with a white marker and some gems.
The second, she masked the image, and added a Brusho background:

Brenda has been busy creating some fabulous projects this month. Her first two projects were created by stamping the images with black ink, and embossing them with clear embossing powder. She coloured the images with pencil, and added liquid pearls to the flower centres.

For her next card, she stamped and embossed the image once more, but coloured the image with sparkle pens.

To create the following card, she stamped and embossed the image using copper embossing powder and Versamark Ink. She used the same to add the word stencil. The background was created with Distress Inks, and also the leafy stencilling.

For her next card, she created a background using acrylic paints, and then stamped and embossed the image using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and clear embossing powder. She used bleach to take away the colour from the hair. A few die cut snowflakes completed the card:

For her final card, she spritzed a piece of linen and then stamped the image with Versafine Ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Anne has created a beautiful set of cards using all four images from the Seasonal Lady Collection. She has stuck to a blue theme, and the cards are really fabulous. She stamped the images with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink, and added stencilling and shading around the edges. She used a water brush to pull colour from the image, picking up extra ink from her craft mat if needed. She added a touch of glitter glue in the hair, flowers and snowflakes.

Her final card was created using the Mackintosh stamp sets and fine patterned card. She stamped and embossed the images, and coloured them with water based inks and sparkle pens before cutting them out.

I have made two very quick cards for you this month, the first simply using Distress Stains splatted onto the background. The sentiment was perfect for this card:

For the second card, I added water to the watercolour card, to ensure that the edge of the colour was uneven, and used the same four colours as I had used on my previous card. I added an image from the Just Butterflies stamp set, and a sentiment from the Amazing Mackintosh Words stamp set:

Marga finishes our blog post this month. She has created a beautiful card using the Winter Dawn image, stamped and embossed onto black card this time:

Her second card had been coloured with pencils for a stunning effect:

We hope that you have enjoyed what we have to share with you this month. We will be back next month with more quick projects, but in the meantime, do keep visiting the blog for a daily dose of inspiration from our regular Design Team posts.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Great samples. Alot of

    Great samples using some of my favourite stamps. Very inspiring.
    Best wishes
    Carole :)

  2. Great samples. Alot of

    Great samples using some of my favourite stamps. Very inspiring.
    Best wishes
    Carole :)

  3. Fabulous selection of cards, I couldn't choose between them,its great to see the versatility of these stamps.

  4. Lots of inspiration here with all of the projects! Very pretty!

  5. Wow what a wonderful selection of cards, absolutely gorgeous every one of them, Kate x

  6. Simply gorgeous cards giving us all great inspiration. TFS. x


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