Sunday, 20 September 2015

Spooky Flip Flop Card Created for Chocolate Baroque

Good morning. I have another spooky project to share with you using the new Hocus Pocus and Put a Spell a On You stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque. This time I have made a Flip Flop card where the topper panel flips to reveal the sentiment as you pull the card open. I hope that you like it.   AW Flip Flop Halloween 1
AW Flip Flop Halloween Closed
AW Flip Flop Halloween Open

Materials used:

How to make it:

  1. Spray a piece of stamping card approx. A5 in size with inks, drop on dishwasher salt and leave to dry. I used stained salt so it gave more random flecks of colour.
  2. Score and cut the card to create the flip flop opening panel. I used a die set but you could hand score and cut. The flip flop panel is approx. 7cm square. The score lines are approx. 6.5 and 9cm in from the right hand side. You can see where to cut and score in the opened card picture.
  3. Stamp the tree and bats with StazOn and complete the landscape using a fine black marker.
  4. Cut a topper approx. 7cm square. Stamp the cat scene, colour with pencil and brown marker, edge with Distress Ink and draw faux stitching with black marker.
  5. Cut another topper approx. 6cm square. Stamp the sentiment, bats and twigs. Edge with black marker.
  6. Cut a strip approx. 1cm wide and randomly stamp with the spider. Also stamp a mini topper approx. 3.5cm square with the bird. Ink the edges with Distress Ink and black marker.
  7. Mount the toppers (I used foam pads for the cat image), add Glossy Accents to the bird and cat, and finish with some PVA pearls.
I am having so much fun creating these spooky projects. I hope that you are enjoying all the lovely projects from the Design team as much as I am.
Anne x.

Monday, 7 September 2015

Mariposa Card using Couture Dies

Mariposa 1


I love the Couture Dies from Create & Craft. This is my first play with the Mariposa set.

The decorative header is from the Summer Blossoms set.

A few die cuts, extra butterflies cut with a Tonic punch, faux stitching, PVA pearls and glitter, et voila.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Haunted House Using the New Halloween Stamp Sets from Chocolate Baroque

I couldn’t resist making a spooky decoration with the FAB new stamp sets this month – perfect for a Halloween party. I used both the ‘Put A  Spell On You’ and ‘Hocus Pocus’ stamp sets and the little Wood House Shaped Shelving which is on sale at the moment.

AW Haunted House 1

  • The house was first painted with black and white gesso to seal and prime the bare wood.
  • Recycled corrugated cardboard was used to cover the roof, make the chimney and extend the bottom sides. I used a punch to create the scalloped roof edging from black card. Highlights were added using gilding wax. The ceilings and some walls were painted with orange acrylic.
  • The sparkly clouds and wispy spider webs were created using Angelina fibre. A fine mesh of fibre was laid out and ironed between two sheets of baking parchment. The fibre melts and bonds to itself creating a fine ‘fabric’.
  • The 3D embellishments, including cogs, flowers, toadstools, lettering etc. were created with silicone moulds and air dry paper clay. I created the broomstick from a cocktail stick and fringed trim.
  • The main images were stamped onto white card using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and coloured with alcohol ink pens. I used a mix of Mowed Lawn and Broken China Distress Inks to ink the edges.
  • The witch coming out of the chimney, bats in the clouds and the spell book in the roof space were stamped onto acetate using Staz-On Ink.
  • I used punches to create the butterflies and black flowers. The leaves were created using a stamp from the Autumn Hedgerow stamp set. I also used the Mini Scripts set to stamp text on the walls and tomb stones, the Butterfly Poppy Collage for creating one of the wallpapers, and the Abstract Fragments set to add texture to the floors.

I had so much fun creating this and I hope that you like it.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Project for the Chocolate Baroque Monthly Challenge 14

I hope that this will give you a little inspiration for entering this months Challenge from Chocolate Baroque. Share your projects and you could win a prize to spend on some of their lovely stamps.

I used stamps from several ‘Design-A-Tree’ stamp sets to create this summer landscape. ‘Glade’ for the main tree, and flowers from the ‘Orchard’ and ‘Spinney’ sets. I also used Tall Trees for the distant tree groups.

AW Challenge 14


  • Design-A-Tree stamp sets (Glade, Orchard and Spinney), and Tall Trees stamp set
  • 19cm square white stamping card and 19cm square card base
  • Moon mask cut from copy paper - approx. 5cm across
  • General adhesive and temporary adhesive for mask, low tack masking tape
  • Distress Inks (Forest Moss and Dusty Concord) and dye based inkpads (dark purple and cerise pink)
  • Alcohol markers (dark purple, cerise pink and dark green – to match inkpads), fine tipped black marker and white gel pen
  • Brayer, sponges and water brush

How to make it:

  • Tape edges of stamping card with masking tape (to give approx. 1cm border all around) and place the moon mask. Brayer the sky with Dusty Concord Distress Ink, fading towards the centre. Then brayer with Forest Moss Distress Ink from the bottom, fading up towards the centre. Remove moon mask.
  • Using torn copy paper as a mask, create some hills in the distance by lightly sponging with Distress Ink. Next stamp some distance trees, the main tree and foliage and some foreground texture with Forest Moss Distress Ink. Stamp the flowers in dark purple and pink dye inks.

AW Challenge 14 stage 1

  • Use a water brush to add some cloud texture in the sky area. Use Distress Ink and the water brush to further enhance and paint the landscape background, adding shading to hills and foliage to the distant trees. Draw a few stems/ grass with the green marker, and use the pink marker to dot some extra flowers. Highlight the flower centres with the white gel pen.
  • Finally remove the masking tape and draw a wiggly frame with the fine black marker, cut out and mount onto the card base. I used a dark purple alcohol marker to colour the edges of the card base as I didn’t have any matching card.