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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Listen to the whispers of your heart

Good morning folks, my first post today features a quick and easy card made using the beautiful stamp 'Baroque Orchids from Chocolate Baroque.  This is such a beautifully detailed stamp that I really wanted to give it centre stage on my card.

I began with some glossy white card and stamped Baroque Orchids with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I took a deep breath, lined up my stamp again and was very pleased to see that the stamp joins up beautifully to create a larger panel. I embossed the second image with clear embossing powder and then applied distress inks in Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage and a little Evergreen Bough randomly with some Cut'n'Dry foam.

I stamped the sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black on some vellum and tore a strip to layer over the background as shown. I added some black lace, green ribbon and a black button to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges

Allsorts: Anything but Christmas
Crafty Time: anything goes
Not Just Cards: Anything goes
Simply Papercraft: Anything goes

Thanks so much for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Beautiful card and I love the sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Absolutely stunning, Claire! The stamp as you say is just wonderful, and you couldn't have picked better inky colours I think!
    Alison xx

  3. Hello Claire.
    I think your card is lovely and I agree the stamp needs to have centre stage.
    I use the technique of clear embossing and then inking, it gives such a pretty look. The colours you have used are really pretty together.
    Best wishes


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