Sunday, March 17, 2013

Floral Damask with a Bold Bloom

Hello everyone,  I hope you are doing well.

I have a couple cards with Chocolate Baroque designs.   I've used one of the new Big Bold (& Beautiful) Backgrounds,  Floral Damask on both.    I've combined the first one with a flower from the Bold Blooms set.

I used peacock coloured designer paper for the background, stamped the Floral Damask background with Versamark, embossed with clear and blended Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over top.    It's a different effect as the image is not 'sharp'.

I embossed the Flower & Leaves from Bold Blooms & Fresh Blooms with a metallic mix EP (gold, silver & bronze) twice, coloured with Distress Inks and added some glitter to the decoupaged center.

I decided to not add too much to the background of this second card below.

I used a gold embossing power that has a bit of glitter chunks in it.   As you can see, the image is sharper this time.  I blended Distress Inks (Peacock & Raspberry) over and then added the sentiment from Birthday Words with Spellbinder label behind (S4-235).

If you get a chance to visit Chocolate Baroque's DT Blog my talented teammates are posting beautiful creations using the new stamps.  

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day,


  1. Terrific cards Shirley and your embossing is amazing. I love the colour combination on the second card.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  2. So BEAUTIFULL both cards, the first one is my FAVORIT!
    Greetz Patricia

  3. Two stunning cards Shirley, I love them both. The first with the wonderful big bloom and leaves and the second with all the lovely colour behind. I think the background stamps are great in their own right as images.

    Having such a busy weekend, moving my Daughter and Partner into thier first house together.
    Sue x

  4. I like them both Shirley, but especially taken with the background on the second with the gold over stamping, might be something to try today with some new Dylusions colours as I never use gold enough. Thanks for the inspiration.

    B x

  5. Beautiufl cards Shirley.
    Great backgrounds and stamps.
    Greetings Janny

  6. Both are striking & I especially like the way the leaves in the first cross the various matting layers. The colours are delightfully vibrant too. The second is my favourite - it reminds me of a gold screen/gate into an exotic garden, looking at the gate in such a way that the detail of the gate is sharp but all the flowers' colours merge into one another out of focus.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. Wonderful design and patterns, love both very much.

  8. Ooh lovely Shirley! beautiful zingy colours :) xxx

  9. Lovely cards S hirley , although the first one is my favorit! I love the combination of colours and the pattern of the leaves!
    Gr alix

  10. Love the gold tones it really pops out on both cards.... Both are so pretty Shirley...
    Enjoy your wonderful Sunday~

  11. The backgrounds are amazing Shirley..the embossed one shines so bright.
    Lovely cards in total!

    have a nice Sunday, Alie :-)

  12. Fabbbbbb cards Shirley!!! stunning work as always huggles hun Sue J xxx

  13. Amazing work Shirley, both. Fabulous backgrounds and colors
    lovely greet and big hug

  14. In the time I spent a good deal of my weekend outside the house you manage to put not one, but two beautiful cards on your blog! Love the embossing, but the first is my fav, has to do with the fine stamp-combi you made and the colors together on that one... Warm greetings and hopefully a warmer week, Gerrina

  15. They are beautiful!!!

    greetings Bianca

  16. Wow, Shirley, you did a great job by creating these two cards.
    If I should have to make a choise, I would go for the colours of the second one. Beautiful!
    Groetjes Gery

  17. ohhhhh, Shirley! there is nothing as wonderful as heat embossing. Combined with your trademark lustrous colors, these cards are amazing. I am especially drawn to the second card. So beautiful! hugs, de

  18. Wow very chique cards, the colors are amazing! Greetings karin

  19. Wow, Shirley,
    die beiden Karten sind wunderschön.
    So elegant und kostbar.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

  20. Das sind zwei ganz wunderbare Karten, liebe Shirley. Der florale Hintergrund der ersten Karte sieht aus, als wäre er aus Stoff, so schön ist dieser Stempel. Besonders angetan bin ich von der zweiten Karte mit den schönen Farben und den goldembossten Ornamenten, sie ist traumhaft schön!
    Liebe Grüße, Bärbel

  21. Hi Shirley, two more fabulous cards, love the colours on both but especially on the second, so bright and clear, hugs Gay x

  22. oh wow.. what great effect on those both! I prefer the second one.. this wonderful colors coming from behind the gold embossing are simply stunning ... wow!

  23. Oooh, I Love goth of these Shirley!! So Beautiful and Elegant!! Just Wow Lady! 8-)


  24. Hola Shirley, both cards are fantastic but the second is stunning, beautiful background and the gold embossing is fabulous, great work as always my friend!
    Hugs from Palma


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