Chocolate Baroque

Hello crafters!

Here is a card made using the beautiful Chocolate Baroque Stamps ‘Mackintosh Beauty’ coloured with Alcohol Pens and a Pixie Powder Background.  We have also used Phill’s Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Elegance Icons and Crackled Background Stamp and Sue Wilson Cascading Butterflies Die.

Stage 1 – Cut out all the Die Cut pieces and Card Layers needed for your card.

  • 15cm x 15cm – White Card Blank
  • Layer 1 – 14.5cm x 14.5cm – Coloured
  • Layer 2 – 14cm x 14cm – Pixie Powders
  • 4.5cm x 11.5cm – Coloured
  • 4cm x 11cm – White

Stage 2 – Stamp your image with Memento Inks.  Choose your Alcohol Pens for colouring your image.  Try to use darker and lighter shades of the same colour palette to create shading.  Cut out the image. Colour your Butterflies using the Alcohol Pens to co-ordinate with your image.

Image Stamp

Stage 3 – Use one of the Alcohol Pens to colour the edge of the card layers.  If your pens have a chisel tip this will be easier.

Stage 4 – Choose your Pixie Powder colours to co-ordinate with your scheme. On our sample card we have used Purple Violet and White Pearl.  Tap the Pixie Powders onto your card layer and spritz with water until they start to run slightly.  You can soften the intensity of Pixie Powders if you use kitchen roll to absorb the inks.  Allow to dry thoroughly.

Pixie Image

Stage 5 – Using Black Memento Ink stamp your images onto the Pixie Powder layer.

Stage 6 –  Layer up your card using foam tape where you wish and add glitter.

The Full Card

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Here’s what we used with links to our website…

Other card samples made using Chocolate Baroque Stamps

Remember, we are more than happy for you to replicate our cards in your style!

Happy Crafting!




Butterfly Elegance – Timeless Elegance…

Hello Crafters

You know when you hear me say (all the time I know!) on TV that my stamp collections are ‘timeless’ and ‘won’t go out of fashion’,. well, I was just going through my photo albums on my computer (looks like I need another new one so I’m making sure everything is saved!), well I had a look through my Butterfly Elegance folder and was reminded of just how pretty these stamps are,..

Granted, they were only from summer last year (2016), but this card made me think, it’s still as lovely now as it was last year, so I wanted to show you… just in case you didn’t or haven’t seen the collection..

I remember making this card (which is a miracle as I generally make about 50 a month!) and thinking at the time how beautiful my Frosty Mink embossing powder was (still do!) 🙂


There is a fair bit of embossing on this card!

Some of the daisies were double embossed (push the die cut flowers into perfect medium, then add the embossing powder, heat up and repeat – 2 layers are best)

The gorgeous, intricate Butterflies in the background are also embossed (in the usual way)

The embossing folder is also embossed (told you I liked the Frosty Mink embossing powder! ha ha), to do this, you just brayer perfect medium onto the raised side of the embossing folder, emboss in your machine, take the card out and add the embossing powder and heat,.. it will stick to where the perfect medium was applied (in the debossed side is best)

The ‘Mum’ die cut is also embossed in the same way as the daisies..

I love the classy look and feel of this card,..

To recreate this card, here is a little list of what I used (with links to my website, should you ‘need’ to treat yourself to any of the products)

I’m going to try and show you more of the colours from my Cosmic Shimmer collections over the coming weeks,.. it’s so easy to forget we have these coordinating products, but they are so fab to work with and make it so easy to have matching products in the same colour 🙂

Anyhoo, hope you like the card… have a go (it looks fab in any of the Frosty Colours – I’ve got a Frosty Jade card to show you soon!)

Happy Crafting!

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