Sunday, December 13, 2015

Orange and Pink Christmas with Chocolate Baroque

Hello everyone I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

I'm honored that Lesley, owner of Chocolate Baroque, featured this group of card designs at their Shop Blog along with step by step instructions for each one.  

The challenge this month at Fashionable Stamping Challenges is "Make Your Own Background" so I am joining in with these designs.

As mentioned in other posts, I was focused on creating smaller, flat Christmas cards to reduce postage fees.  I created one large master board background in the non-traditional colours using Dylusions spray inks.  There is Glimmer mist on the backgrounds which created a challenge with photography but it gives such a lovely shimmery effect.

Stamps on above card:  Chocolate Baroque:  Harlequin Christmas and A Child is Born

Stamps on above card:  Chocolate Baroque:  Beautiful Baubles

Chocolate Baroque stamps on above card:   Beautiful Baubles and Warm Christmas Greetings

Chocolate Baroque stamps on above card:  Snowflake Flourish, Gothic Fragments and Bold Christmas Words. 

Chocolate Baroque stamps on above card:  Gothic Angels, Gothic Fragments and Bold Christmas Words

Below you can see the effect of the Glimmer mist over the background:

If you are interested in reading the step by step detail please visit Chocolate Baroque's Shop Blog here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,


brenda said...

A lovely collection of cards Shirley in such nice warm colours and how nice that Lesley showcased them.

B x

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic cards, she was so right to feature your cards. Hugs, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful cards, love the vibrant colours. Sending purrs to Archie. Skipper does not like all the rain we are having. :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow great christmascards Shirley , I love your colours and images!!

Have a nice Christmastime!!

chrissie said...

Unusual colours to choose Shirley for these very elegant cards

Love Chrissie xx

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Shirley, I so admire how your "flat" cards look anything but flat! Gorgeously colored and beautifully stamped! They are spectacular! Congratulations, Shirley, on the CB recognition! It is well deserved! Hugs, de

Miranda said...

Hi teamie, already commented on the shop blog but again they are so lovely and you know I love these colors! xxMiranda

Pat said...

Gorgeous Shirley and what a great idea to make a large background and cut it up and use in different ways on each card. They are all beautiful and I couldn't possibly pick a favourite and the bright fiery colours look great for Christmas. x

Amanda said...

Brilliant cards, loving the colours
Amanda x

Unknown said...

Another load of wowser Shirley. Clever idea to make a master board, same colours but each card made unique by some clever stamping and layering.

Sorry sweets but I am having trouble opening your page on the FSC link up. Not sure if it is only me?

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A stunning collection of cards Shirley. I love your master board background and the colours you've used. You've done a great job of making everyone look different.

Sue xx

Sandy said...

I do love your "child is born" card and have always admired your color combingations!
Sandy Clausxx

Wendy said...

A beautiful masterboard background for your cards, they're all lovely! Xxx

Karin said...

Beautiful cards, great colors
and Thanx for the beautiful card you send me!
Groetjes Karin x

Barbara said...

Wow Shirley, what an amazing collection of cards....the colours are fabulous and work so well with the lovely stamps. Have a wonderful Christmas and New year xx

Margik said...

A beautiful collection of cards, Shirley!! Love the fabulous backgrounds and super colors. I specially like the Gothic Angel.
Hugs, Mar

Unknown said...

So glad you managed to link so that we didn't miss out on this beautiful make Shirley.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Gerrina said...

You can see the glimmer verry good! Love those non-traditional bright colours; the cards look still beautiful christmascards! Have a good week, hugs, Gerrina

Dani D said...

fantastic colors!!! Love them!!! Thanks for sharing at FSC!!!!

froebelsternchen said...

You are mastering all color combinations .. brilliant cards - allof them are wonderful!
Happy day Shoröey!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Shirley what a beautiful collection of magical christmal cards. I love the unique color combinations.
Big hugs Anja

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

What a gorgeous set of Christmas cards Shirley. I love the wonderful, warm colours that you've used which all work together perfectly with the Glimmer mist to give an amazing end result. Thank you for sharing with us at FSC, Sandra x

~*~Patty S said...

Your masterboard certainly gave a wonderful start to this beautiful array of cards Shirley! Each one is so pretty. Love the colors too.
I have missed you and your creativity.
Happy December.

Janny's Cards Creations said...

What a fun colors you've used for these cards. They have become very beautiful. Nice also stamped into the ball. Greetings Janny

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

What a darling set of cards. The colours are so rich and beautiful. Send some talent my way my dear. Hope you're ready for the holidays. At least I made all my cards and had them sent out on Nov 30th. By the way, I just might have to CASE one of your cards with the Christmas balls.

Greta said...

I've been thinking about doing a master board--love all your cards, Shirley! Shimmer Mist gives such a beautiful effect! I especially love the look of the second card--elegant & stunning!

Annette P. said...

What a beautiful set of christmas cards! Great combination of colours!

Little Artbee said...

Dreamlike and amazing cards dear Shirley, they are all so beautiful. Most of all I like the first and the last card. The colors are extraordinary and look great. The stamp motifs are also dreamlike.
Have a nice Christmas time with good meals, laughter, songs and fun with your family. God bless you.
Dear Greetings

Enny said...

Oh, such wonderful, beautiful cards, lovely colours and your background is stunning! Your cards absolutely deserve to be featured by Chocolate Baroque ! Greetings, Enny

Mrs.B said...

A beautifulful set of Christmas cards Shirley, love the colours of your masterboard with these images, they really work so well together.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Esther said...

Beautiful cards - stunning colours in your backgrounds, thank you so much for sharing with us at FSC.. Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and wishing you a Happy New Year..Esther xx