Hello everyone, I Have a couple of cards to share with you today, using the current stamps of the month from Chocolate Baroque. These beautiful large stamps make lovely focal images for cards, and they are suitable for so many occasions in the card giving year.
For my first card, I have chosen to use the Flora Musica stamp. I used a piece of vintage music paper, which I trimmed to size, and then coloured the edges, using Fired Brick Distress Ink. I then stamped around the edge using an image from the Decadent Brocade stamp set. I cut an oval shape from a piece of smooth card, and coloured this with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and edged it with Fired Brick, as before. I stamped the Flora Musica image onto the shape. I stamped the image again onto another piece of card, and coloured it with Copic markers, before cutting it out, and attached it to the oval background. I used black card to mat and layer both panels.
My second card uses the lovely Crackling Rose individual stamp, and I have stamped this onto some mosaic stickers to create a tiled effect. I coloured the background with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and used a pencil to draw along all of the sticker lines to make the tiles appear more aged. I used Copic markers to colour the image.
I die cut a shape, and coloured this with Antique Linen Distress Ink, and then stamped the shape with a large crackle stamp from the Echoes of Italy stamp set. I chose a sentiment from the For Mum clear stamp set which I stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I created the background using the wrinkle free distress technique, and used Mustard Seed Distress Ink. I edged all of the backgrounds with Peeled Paint Distress Ink before matting them with green card.
To complete the card, I added some green organza ribbon, and pretty yellow grosgrain ribbon across the card, and some flat-backed pearls in the corners.