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Tuesday 11 December 2012

Harlequin Christmas from Chocolate Baroque

Good morning, Harlequin Christmas is the 'Stamp of the week' over at Chocolate Baroque this week so if you're quick you can grab it for a bargain price. This is one of my favourite Christmas themeplates from Chocolate Baroque and I usually use it with rich vibrant colours but I thought it would be great for a man's card using earthy muted colours

I started with a shaped card blank and coloured the front of the card with vintage photo and walnut stain distress inks. I then inked up the large harlequin background with versamark and stamped it around the edges of the card and embossed with walnut stain distress EP. 

I stamped the two baubles on brown card with more versamark and embossed with copper sparkle embossing powder. I cut them out and attached then with 3d foam, adding a little copper ribbon from my stash to finish off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Broken Box Stock: happy holidays
C.R.A.F.T: Christmas
Crafty Catz: shaped card
Crafty Mess: vintage Christmas
Totally Papercrafts: one for the boys

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Very interesting seeing these used for a masculine card - hadn't thought of that. Glorious with the shaping & the coppery ribbon against the background.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. Gorgeous Claire ! Love the way you used part of the background stamp and the dark earth tones on the inking and EP. Shirleyx

  3. Gorgeous masculine Christmas card Claire, Ilove the distressed stamping around the edge, it's just great. Judith xx

  4. A great masculine card Claire, I love the vintage feel to this card and great colours.

    Sue x

  5. This is fabulous - anything with copper draws me in. You have displayed these stamps brilliantly! Love all the textures and depth going on. Nicola x

  6. Wow ,gorgeous card Claire, like this masculine look! warm greet Mirandax

  7. wow what a fabulous creation...thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Catz this week good luck in the draw a worthy entry hugs sassyx DT

  8. Love the coppery tones and the shape is fab. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts with this great card and good luck.
    Hugs Sue W.

  9. wow! this is fab! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week :) x


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