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Tuesday 15 August 2017

Fifteen Minute Cards

Hello everyone, it is time to share our monthly collection of speedy projects created by the Design Team. The aim is to show you that the beautiful range of stamps from Chocolate Baroque can be used to make cards and other projects in fifteen minutes or less, and you can still end up with fabulous designs that have not taken hours to put together. If you are a beginner, or simply needing a card in a hurry, these blog posts are full of inspiration, providing lots of ideas and techniques to help you create some very quick designs.

You can visit each of the Design Team members' blogs by clicking on their names as you scroll through the post, and see how they created the designs in more detail. You will also be able to see more of their fabulous work.

So, grab a cuppa, and enjoy what we have to share with you this month.

We have a beautiful card from Julie to start, the main image has been stamped onto kraft card, and framed first with black card, and mounted into a circle frame within a card blank. The soft colours look very effective, and a simple sentiment complete the CAS look:

Rachel has also chosen to use this same stamp on kraft card, but by using white embossing, the look can be changed completely. Another beautiful card:

We have a wonerful eclectic collection of projects from Magda this month, and there will surely be something in here to inspire you. She has made a set of colourful coasters as her first project, choosing seasonal colours for the four individual coasters, then stamping the images to colour them with pencil. She edged the coasters with pencil.

Two tags are up next, using the new leafy stamp, but with very different effects. I love the stitching on the first tag to create the stem:

For her second tag, she has combined stencilling and stamping for a collaged effect, using a beautiful mix of colours:

For her next card, she coloured the large butterflies and masked them, then created a marbled background, taking a waterbrush through colour added using Distress Ink. She then stamped the little orange butterflies over the top:

This pretty card is such a clever idea, using some of the foliage stamps alongside some of our Floral Mannequin stamps.

Her final project is a pretty card using the Floral Harmony stamp, coloured with watercolour markers, and blended with a water brush:

Anne has created two cards for us this month, a soft floral card using the Floral Harmony stamp, was created by embossing the image with white embossing powder, and then the card was spritzed with burgundy and teal ink sprays. She dragged out the spray with a water brush over the image, and blotted some of the ink away to lighten some areas.

Her second card is a bold design, incorporating stamping using black and red, using the same image. Picking part of the larger design as a focal point, and adding red accents throughout, are great design ideas.

Claire has used the same image, but chosen to ink the image using a multicoloured inkpad for a variegated effect.

Brenda has created a delightful array of cards for us, starting with a beautiful design incorporating white embossing on kraft card. She has created a leafy panel to place behind the main Floral Harmony image, and the card looks fabulous without the need for any added colour.

Her next card uses the Baroque Corners to create a central design, and with a toning matting layer of card, she has created a very elegant card.

The same corners are used on the following card in a very different way, to create another stylish card, the two tone stamping adds another twist on the design. She has spritzed the images with water before stamping.

Finally, she has created an inky, watery, background for the Chequered Flowers, and simply stamped them with black ink.

Zoe has incorporated the matching stencil and stamp for her first card, and the lovely fresh colours behind the bold black stamping create a super card that would be great for a male or female recipient.

Her little notelet uses resist stamping to show off the Baroque Corner.

Finally a card that I have created using the leafy sprays from the Take It or Leaf It stamp set. I stamped the images around a pencil drawn circle, using first and second generation stamping, and olive green ink. I rubbed out the pencil line. I then die cut several butterflies from book paper which had been stuck onto card. I found a piece in my box of scraps. I inked around the edges of the butterflies with Distress Ink and stuck them around the circle. Finally I added a sentiment from the Birthday Words stamp set.

We hope that you have enjoyed our selection of projects this month, and will be back with more inspiration next month. Do keep visiting the Design Team blog for all of the regular posts from the Design Team girls.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. How lovely all the samples are and what great cards you can achieve in 15 minutes with these beautiful stamps. I feel very lucky to join such a talented team as a GDT member.
    Best wishes

  2. How lovely all the samples are and what great cards you can achieve in 15 minutes with these beautiful stamps. I feel very lucky to join such a talented team as a GDT member.
    Best wishes

  3. Amazing compilation of lovely and quick cards! So much inspirations here!

  4. Some gorgeous quick cards here Judith and what a lot of creative talent. Thanks for all the inspiration. x

  5. All of them are so very beautiful and I would find it so hard to choose a favourite. Thanks to the DT for all of their hard work and for sharing these with us. Sandra x

  6. Love them all! Thank you all for a superb selection of cards.

  7. All lovely cards. Thank you for sharing these.

  8. Fun and inspiring cards again!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous selection of cards from the very talented DT, thank you ladies, Kate x

  10. Hello!! I'am glad to read the whole content of this blog and am very excited.Thank you.

  11. These are all so gorgeous, thanks for sharing :)


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