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Sunday, 13 October 2019

Happy Hearts and Flowers Day by Debbie

Hi everyone, it's my turn to show you the samples I designed for the September Chocolate Baroque Hochanda show. We had some lovely florals & hearts to choose from and a wealth of options for your imagination. 

Here's my first design using Celebration Bouquet

For this one I simply embossed the image with white powder onto Kraft Card and sponged with Distress inks Blueprint Sketch, Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Fossilized Amber.

I then layered onto white & Kraft card before attaching to an A5 Kraft card blank. Very simple but clean and delicate. I just love all the fine detail in this stamp. 

Next, we have Happy Flowers Day

This is one of my favourites and for this one I began by flicking some brown ink onto an 

8 x 8 ivory card blank. Next I die cut some hexagons and then stamped parts of the magnolia, butterfly and script using a black inkpad. I coloured with pencils and attached 2 strips of burlap onto the card blank before attaching the hexagons.

I just loved September's stamps and once I got going, I just couldn't stop! My next sample incorporates the great Artist Trading Heart and Geometric Trading Hearts.

This again is a simple design. I stamped both hearts onto card which I had smooched (wipe the card through watered ink on your craft mat) Distress inks onto using a black inkpad. I then cut them both out and stamped the sentiment and image onto the plain one.

I stamped Square Bubbles onto a 6 x 6 white card blank using a grey inkpad and sponged Distress ink Wilted Violet  around the edges.  

 Finally, we have the Snakehead Fritillary from Happy Flowers Day  

For this card I stamped onto a white die cut oval (a smaller one for the sentiment) using a purple inkpad and then stamped again without re inking the stamp (secondary stamping) which gives you an interesting shadowy effect. I coloured the flowers in the foreground using pencils and mounted onto a grey A5 card blank.

That's all for this time but I'll have lots more to show you layer in the month including the samples which didn't make it onto the show. 

Thanks for visiting Debbie


  1. What a wonderful selection of cards, each one beautifully designed and coloured Kate x

  2. Beautiful cards Debbie and love the white embossing on the inked kraft card, and the hexagon shapes hanging from the burlap is a great design idea, then the two hearts with lots of interest with the pretty geometric and magnolia, and the snake's head fritillary repeat stamped with second generation ink is complemented beautifully by the grey background card, and all wonderfully coloured. x

  3. Wow!! Fabulous cards, so different and all very impressive!! Love so much the Magnolia ones (my fav stamp at this moment), but they are all beautiful! Great colouring!


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