Sunday, 25 January 2015

Chocolate Baroque: His & Hers Hearts and A Punky Rose

Good morning, friends! Today I have 2 loved-up projects to show you, featuring the Punky Hearts and Fluttering Hearts stamps by Chocolate Baroque. You'll find my original post over at the Chocolate Baroque Design Team Blog along with more ideas from the rest of the Design Team. Here I'll share with you details on how I made these cards. 

First up is an easel card, made using the the big heart stamp from the Fluttering Hearts A5 sheet. I heat embossed in white, blended some the Distress Inks and fussy cut to create His and Hers hearts. More Distress Ink for the background with some tone-on-tone stamping using a leaf from the Autumn Poppy A4 sheet. The sentiment is from the Punky Hearts sheet stamped with VersaFine Olympia Green. To finish this card I added some bling and ribbon.

Here's a close-up. I popped up the red heart on some foam tape and tucked the blue heart under ... hearts entwined! LOL.  I used two shades of Distress Inks for each heart, starting with the darker shade on the outer edge moving in with the lighter to create depth to the hearts:  Faded Jeans + Tumbled Glass for the blue heart and Festive Berries + Spun Sugar for the red heart.

Products used to create this card:


Challenges:
Pile It On #53: Hearts and / or Flowers
The Craft Place: Love / Valentine
Brown Sugar #130: Valentines

For my second card I wanted to "soften" the punk in Punky Hearts. I started by creating a faux vellum feel for the background - made entirely with Distress Inks and a stencil. The trick here is to pick muted colours that blend with a thumping motion over the TCW Chicken Wire stencil.  The colours I picked are Iced Spruce and Worn Lipstick with some Bundled Sage and Spun Sugar to soften the look.  This helped me get that frosted glass look instead of a smooth blend.

I also did some zigzag stitching to bring back some edginess to the card base. The sentiment is from the Loving Sentiments A5 sheet.

I coloured the rose with Graph'It alcohol markers, fussy cut and adhered it to the card base. To not loose the punk, I added Metal.  Silver Sharpie, silver eyelets and silver thread offer the perfect finishing touch.

Products used to create this card:


Challenges:
Amusing Challenge #15: AG
CAS On Sunday #50: Stencil It - stencil background
The Stamping Boutique: Make Your Own Background
Sentimental Sunday #243: AG + Sentiment

I hope you've been inspired to get inky and play with your stamps to make a few Valentine's Day card.  Don't forget to swing by the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog regularly for more crafty ideas from the rest of the girls. They're having tons of fun with these new stamps!

Thank you for visiting me today. And thank you for sending hugs and cuddles for Rosie. After a couple of "good" months we've got a few issues to deal with now. It's the nature of the disease but we're up in arms for another fight. Rosie is on a Low-dose Metronomic (LDM) chemotherapy regime with cyclophosphamide. So far so good and she's taking it very well. She's a fighter, that one!

Have a beautiful Sunday, friends!

Beijinhos!

23 comments:

  1. loving them both Asha...the rose is just stunning and I love the stitching.....hugs xxxxx

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  2. Two really beautiful creations Asha.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  3. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful easel card, like those unique hearts. Fabulous background and rose on your second card. Hugs and prayers for Rosie and you. Donna

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  4. Gorgeous cards Asha. I do LOVE the funky hearts. card..Loz

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  5. The rose is really funky Asha and your colored it so beautiful
    the heart soo coooolll its can be a manly or woman card..cool color and cool stamped on it...
    my fav one is the rose card simple adorable and so romantic...
    see you soon on my last post Asha hehe :)
    hugs, Monika

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  6. These are both really beautiful Asha I love the hearts and the rose
    Kevin xx

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  7. These cards are so pretty. Love the hearts and that you placed the gems of the opposite colour on the hearts. Love the background of the 2nd card-it does look misty and so sweet for the heart

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  8. Two very beautiful cards Asha, gorgeous images and colours. The rose card I think has got to be my fav, hugs Kate x

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  9. That rose is amazing...so gorgeous!

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  10. Your hearts are very different and unique. But what I really love is the rose design you did along with the background on that card.

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  11. Wow Asha both these cards are so beautiful, I love those hearts on the first one the second card just blew me away, the background really does look like vellum, two awesome makes.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  12. Wow I thought the background was vellum, nicely done thanks for sharing!

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  13. Such fun cards! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

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  14. Gosh, that honeycomb background looks amazing, Asha! You sure know how to work magic with inks! Love your first card too, those hearts have a real wow factor and I love how you made it one for her and one for him.

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  15. Beautiful cards, love them. Thanks for sharing these over at CAS on sunday.

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  16. Wow Asha, these creations are awesome!! I love the bright colors and design of those hearts and that rose image is really unique and very romantic looking! :) HUGS

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  17. Hi, Great cards!! The first one is beautiful with the way you have embossed the hearts and then applied the ink to them and your second card is gorgeous with the stencilled background. Both so so Beautiful.
    Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Amanda

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  18. Two really stunning cards Asha. Sending big cuddles to you and Rosie xx

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  19. These are both stunning and so different! Love the background with the rose, and it's so unique!

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  20. These is stunning, Asha! WOW.

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  21. Wonderful cards, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar for our Valentine Challenge this week

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  22. I am very glad you joined us this week at TSB. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. :)

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    The Stamping Boutique Design Team Member

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  23. Sweet projects! Thanks so much for participating in our STAMPING BOUTIQUE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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