Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Chocolate Baroque: Golden Cage

Good morning, friends! I've been playing with Chocolate Baroque's gorgeous July release stamps and I cannot wait to share my first card project featuring the handsome bird is from the Free As A Bird A5 sheet and the cage is from the A Little Bird Told Me A5 sheet.  I deliberately kept it simple so that the beautiful stamps will steal the show.

Here's how I made this card:

1. Heat emboss the bird cage from A Little Bird Told Me A5 sheet onto black card stock using WOW Embossing Powder Gold Rich.

2. Fussy cut the insides of the bird cage.

3. Stamp the bird from Free As A Bird A5 sheet onto bleed proof paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and colour with Graph'It alcohol markers in shades of orange and yellow.

4. Fussy cut the bird and adhere on the black card next to the golden cage.

5. Trim the black card to measure 4" x 5-1/2".  Punch out random holes measuring 3/16" around the image.

6. Layer the black card over blue foil paper measuring 4-1/4 " x 5-3/4". Optional extra: stitch with gold metallic thread. Adhere the finished piece onto white card base measuring 4-1/5" x 6".

Here's a close up of the bird and cage. I especially like the way the light catches the metallic card... although it was a real pain to photograph!

Fab N Funky #267: Inspired By A Song - A Bird In A Gilded Cage by Harry Anthony (1904!)
Word Art Wednesday  #191: AG Family Friendly
Addicted To Stamps & More #152: Make Your Mark - alcohol markers
Papertake Weekly: AG


And don't forget to join the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop. Details of prizes and rules is on the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop. Chocolate Baroque is sponsoring a prize! Woohoo! Head on over there and start from the beginning. Make sure you complete the whole hop for the most chances to win! The Blog Hop ends at 11:55pm (Central) on July 17th.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creation over at CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop.

That's all from me today. Hope y'all are having a fab summer so far. Remember to stay safe and keep you furbabes safe too. Heat kills. My furbabes spend most of the day indoors ... asleep. Pretty much what they do in the winter too!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you tomorrow with a Chocolatey inspiration for the CASE-ing Christmas Blog Hop.



  1. Hello Asha, I'm reminded of scenes from Arabian Nights when I look at your gorgeous card, the bird and the gilded cage looks like they could be found in the Princess's rooms, I just love it and the deep rich background, hugs Kate x

  2. Gorgeous card! It's such a beautiful image! FABulous colors on the bird and birdcage!

  3. Asha, this is totally and utterly beautiful, stunning image and what a fabulous design. I love the bird and birdcage so much, Well done my crafty buddy xx

    Missy Pink - The Crafty Pink Girl x

  4. Gorgeous card....Thanks for playing along with us at Fab' n' Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. This is stellar! I love the pop of blue and the gilded cage. One can see the gold in the close-up. the bird is also wonderfully painted. Great card as always. Wallace say "woof" and he can't get enough of our new fur baby, Kaspar. Kaspar is not as enamoured but I can see them be best buds.

  6. Even the bird looks like it's been made of gold, it's gorgeous! And you did a really great job fussy cutting the bird cage and it looks so real, great idea to gold emboss it.

  7. Fabulous card, I love the embossing on the cage!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Cards and Creativity {My Blog}

  8. fab card, thanks for joining us at fnf :)

  9. Wow Asha, these bird images are sooo beautiful and the rich colors you used look fabuluos!!

  10. love the stitchin and the bright colours.
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Keep Smilin',
    Stacey xxx
    Lasata's Crafty Hideout {My Blog}

  11. This is awesome. I love the rich gold and bright colors against the dark background. They just pop with beauty!

  12. This is beautiful, love the rich blue and the sunny yellow/orange, look so great with the black.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  13. Wow Asha!! This is absolutely amazing!! I love the dark background with the touches of gold in this!! STUNNING! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  14. Stunning card, that phoenix looks as if it's just arrived - beautiful colours ! WOW!

  15. Fabulous card - I just love your embossing - it looks so rich. I think you must get the prize for the most obscure song of the week! hugs Judith x

  16. FANTABULOUS golden Cage
    and really shiny
    love that dots on the paper base too
    DARLING card Asha
    hugs, Monika

  17. Asha, what an elegant, rich card; the images you've breathed life into are absolutely stunning! WOW!


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