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Saturday 9 July 2016

New stamps from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning my lovelies, today's share is a  wintery themed card using the beautiful new Tangled Birch stamp from Chocolate Baroque. This is such a detailed stamp and so versatile, I thought it would be a good opportunity to start my Christmas cards. Have you started yours yet?

I began by stamping the focal image on some stamping card and dusting distress ink (Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass and Squeezed Lemonade) over with a shaving brush before distressing with Iced Spruce ink. I splashed the background with some water and blotted with some kitchen towel to create a snowy effect. I stamped the image on acetate with versamark, extending the land a little with a versamark pen  and embossed with a silver embossing powder. I layered this over the background, attaching with a couple of silver eyelets. and added some glitter to the moon using a Zig glue pen.

To make the background I used the same colours of distress ink and dusted them over a larger piece of card, trying to follow through the colours from the topper. The snowflakes are from Reindeer Landscape, stamped with Iced Spruce distress ink and then I've added dots of glue and sprinkled with glamour dust.

I've used some silver card from my stash to mat and layer the image and the background and added a silver bow to finish off. 

I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas: N for no rules
Craft Rocket: anything goes
Crafty Boots: Christmas
Inky Chicks: Christmas in summer
Moving along with the times: no designer papers
Sisterhood of Crafters: make your own background

Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you're enjoying all the inspiration from my lovely teamies, over on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog, if you aren't a follower do pop over if you have time as there are new posts everyday and often lovely freebies too. 
Claire xx


  1. WOW! VERY pretty! Awesome technique! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CREATE YOUR OWN BACKGROUND’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. Great card and fabulous background; perfect for our challenge at MAWTT. Good luck and we would love to see youagin. Christine DT x

  3. Stunning card, I love the embossed trees framed in your beautiful papers. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  4. Gorgeous technique TFS Craft Rocket Ch Lis DT

  5. This is a beautiful card. I love the spRkly tree and thought it was 3D with beading. The colours are great as soft and peaceful winter look

  6. Claire, This is so very pretty! Love what you did with those Distress Inks and the soft, dreamy-like effect you achieved. Thanks so much for joining us at Sparkles Christmas for our snowflake challenge. :)

  7. Beautiful card - love the colours on your background!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  8. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Snowflakes" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  9. Very pretty! Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Carissa :)

  10. A gorgeous card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

  11. Hi,

    Thought you would like to know that you have been placed in the Crafty Boots ‘Christmas in July’ Challenge. Many congratulations.

    We are offering the winner and the runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for the Crafty Boots challenge that starts on 29 August. Please contact me at if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

    Do not forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

    Kindest regards.



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