Thursday, 17 April 2014

Chocolate Baroque April Release - 3: EASTER!

Hello, my friends! Its's almost Easter and you really should have all your cards made, if not sent, already. I readily confess I have not! And if you, like me, thrive on the thrill of living on the edge here are some last minute ideas.

Today I want to show you 2 cards I made using Chocolate Baroque's Springtime Edges stamps from the April release collection and the Easter Traditions set.  You can see the original post on the Chocolate Baroque DT blog. Here, I will give you details of the inks, paints and techniques used to create these cards.

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No patterned papers on the first card.  Using Spellbinders Classic Oval die, I cut out a window on some green CS and ran it through the Bog Shot with a Darice Checkered Folder. Then I made a frame using the Scalloped Oval for the window.

I stamped the Daffodils and Snowdrops from the Springtime Edges with VersaFine Olympia Green. I coloured the Daffodils with TH Distress Inks Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade. Then I fussy cut and adhered it as a border with some of the leave over the window. I stamped the solid Snowdrops in VersaFine Olympia Green.  The Cross is from the Easter Traditions set, which I stamped in VersaFine Onyx Black and coloured with TH Distress Inks Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo for the wood and Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Spiced Marmalade for the sunflower in the middle.


Then I fussy cut the Cross and adhered with foam tape over the stamped snowdrops. Finally the windowed card front goes up on some more foam tape! 


By setting the solid image behind the foam-mounted cross and adding a coloured border in front, I'm creating a perception of depth and distance. Here's a closer look at the Springtime Edges in action.


On the inside, a beautiful sentiment perfect for Easter, from the Easter Traditions set.

Challenges for this card:

Fab n' Funky #212: Flower Power
Cuttin' and Stampi' #14: Easter
Loves Rubber Stamp #99: Easter
Sweet Stamps: Combo AG + Embossing - Easter + dry embossing

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My second Easter card features the Primula border from Springtime Edges with the tall Daffodil and sentiment from Easter Traditions.

For this card, I painted a faux plaid background directly on the card base using watercolour and mounted the image with some foam tape.


I coloured the flowers in traditional Pascal colours using Promarkers. I first stamped the Daffodils using TH Bundled Sage as the background and adhered the fussy cut primula border in the foreground. The sentiment is from the Easter Traditions set, stamped directly on to the background.


Here's the inside, with another round of Daffodils in TH Bundled Sage.


Challenges for this card:



There you have it - 2 Easter cards a couple of days before the big day. Cutting it a bit fine, wouldn't you say?! Keep an eye on the Chocolate Baroque Design Team blog for more fun ways to use your newly acquired April release stamps. 

Thank you for stopping by. It's going to be a hectic few days for me. We have the entire fam and some very dear friends from Norway popping over to spend the holidays with us. With 15 people turning up for Easter lunch, I'm in a bit of a state... our table seats a maximum of 8! Any suggestions? Leave the country, perhaps?! LOL.

Have a Blessed Easter, my friends & Uma Santa Páscoa para todos.

Beijinhos,

29 comments:

  1. just saw these two cards on the CB site - they're stunning Asha - beautiful work! Big hugs rachel x

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  2. Both of these creations are beautiful sweetie. Yes cutting it bit fine if they are to be posted. Lol!! Hope you manage to get everyone seated and fed.

    Have a great Easter.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  3. Two fantastic cards Asha! I love them both!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  4. Stunning cards Asha! have a fabulous Easter weekend huggles Sue xx

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  5. Two fab Easter cards! Love them both- the first one with the cross is fab with the flowers at the base- and loving the single yellow daffodil standing up with the purple flowers at the base! Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

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  6. Oh Asha! These cards are nothing less than stunning!! I am in awe of all the little details and the tremendous effort you put into each card! Well done.

    Have a wonderful time your guests will remember the love not the seating arrangement : )

    (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  7. Fabulous pair of cards. Wow 15 for lunch hope you manage to enjoy it though xx

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  8. Like the Easter card. Wonderful coloring. Like how you gave the card wonderful depth & dimension. Like the way you cut out the Daffodils. Like the stitching. Thank you for entering Cuttin' & Stampin' Ch14-15 Easter.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Cuttin' & Stampin' DT Orange Team

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  9. Love the cards and the fussy cutting! I like the shadowing on the 2nd card too and all the colouring! You will have a busy weekend but you will enjoy family togetherness. I have a small area for seating so I had set up in different rooms card tables and had people sitting all around the home-it seemed to work. The people were happy the food was good:)

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  10. 2 very lovely cards you have created. I love them both. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

    Nikki

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  11. WOW - Asha, you have two gorgeous cards here! fabulous designs and colours. Happy Easter, my friend.

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  12. Very lovely, great coloring!! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin!!

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  13. Both of these are just magnificent, Asha! I love the way you did the solid border stamping on each one. The window on the first one is really fantastic and the dimension is incredible. WOW on both of them!

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  14. Asha, both of your Easter cards are gorgeous. Love the cross with the sunflower and the flowers used as a border. Your second card is stunning too and the painted background with watercolors is fabulous, how clever. Have a Happy Easter!! Hugs

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  15. Fabulous cards Asha.. have a Fantastic easter..Loz

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  16. Both beautiful cards, I esp like the dimension you added to them. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  17. The dimensional aspect in both these cards is lovely, the first I think is my favourite with the silhouette shadows stamped behind the cross. The selective use of the yellow for the scalloped frame & the daffodils plus the petals on the cross as well as the card base really focuses the attention. The stitching is impeccably executed in line with the embossed check on the greencard stock too.
    In your second the soft Bundled Sage silhouette daffodis provide a beautiful understated backdrop for the Primula border with it's focal daffodil. I love the soft pastel colours & the way the base card background is echoed by those Bundled Sage daffodils.
    It's fascinating to see how you co-ordinate the inside decoration of your cards too.
    Hope all goes well with the entertaining.
    Paula (PEP)

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  18. Both of your Easter cards are awesome and beautiful! My favorite one is the cross one though. I love all the layers and texture you put into your work.

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  19. Asha, I got cards mailed yesterday, so they will be late, no doubt! I am loving both of these beauties you shared today. Really liked the way you did the cross so that you have it in the foreground with the flower border in the background. That was a lot of fussy cutting on the front border too. I like this particular image very much, as it is not easy to find pretty cross designs. Loved the springtime flowers too, even more fussy cutting, so well done. Both of these cards are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing each one, and Happy Easter to you & your family. Hugs

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  20. Wow! Gorgeous Easter cards! The detail and color on both are fabulous! Amazing work...well done!:-)

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  21. Both your cards are lovely, thanks for sharing in the Cuttin' & Stampin' Challenge.
    cathyplus5.blogspot.com
    DT

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  22. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

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  23. Beautiful traditional Easter cards Asha. Love the flower border. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

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  24. Beautiful cards! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

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  25. Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us this week at Cuttin and Stampin!
    Doris :)

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  26. Fantastic coloring, Asha! I especially love your second card, gorgeous colors and detailing!

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  27. Stunning cards! Beautiful colouring and detailing. Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month. Jennie

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  28. A beautiful card with beautiful colouring. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
    Hugs
    Fiona dt/blog co-owner x

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  29. Beautiful card, nice layout and dimension. Thanks for playing in the SweetStamps challenge.

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