Baroque Motifs

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I have a few cards to show you today. I decided to CASE a card from the current Idea Book & Catalogue and then see how I could change it using different stamps but keeping the layout the same or close to. In other words I used the sketch layout for the remaining cards.

This is my card that I cased from the IB&C on page 20.

Spring Solitude Catty Case

I was going to do a complete CASE but I didn’t have any Old Olive Textured cardstock left so I had to use another colour combination which was chosen from the ‘Mix it up with Color’ list. The colours I’ve ended up using are Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, More Mustard and Ruby Red. This card actually looks more time consuming that it is. I’m happy with the results. What do you think??

The colours used in the IB&C card are Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Real Red & More Mustard.

Stamp sets: Spring Solitude Bundle (Hostess set)
Card: Wild Wasabi textured, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, East Coast Prep DSP
Ink: More Mustard, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Earth Elements buttons, Linen Thread, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop–dile, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stamp-a-ma-jig





Next I decided to pull out a stamp set I haven’t used in a while and that was Scribble This. The colour combination for this one is another from the ‘Mix it up with Color!’ combinations that Stampin’ Up! supply us with when the new In Colors are released. I changed one element of the card in this layout but kept it in the same region.


Scribble This 1



You can’t really tell from this picture but there is glitter over the top flower and the swirly image, hence why the word ‘sparkle’ is on the card. The changed element is 2 word window punches in place of the circle punch and eyelet.


Stamp sets: Scribble This, Warm Words
Card: Close to Cocoa textured, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Spring Fling DSP
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi, Close to Cocoa,Basic Black
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Pretties Kit (Rhinestone Brad), 2-way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin’ Dimensionals.




The final card (for now anyway) I’ve gone for something I think is a little more elegant.


Baroque Motifs 5


I’m using the gorgeous Brocade Background DSP again so I’ve chosen the Baroque Motifs set this time. I love the colours in this DSP, they are just so soft and elegant looking. As you can see I’ve used some 1/2 back pearls to add that extra touch.


Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Card: River Rock textured, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Brocade Background DSP
Ink: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, River Rock, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Pretties Kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots





My personal favourites are the Spring Solitude and Baroque Motifs cards. The Scribble This looks nicer in person but I might play around with some other colour combinations on that one and see if I can create something I’m happier with. I’m sure I’ll be using this sketch again too.

So, do you have a favourite??

Cherish x 2

I’m going to share another 2 cards with you today. Both of these are made using the same set, Baroque Motifs, but different colour combinations. The combinations I’ve selected have come from the ‘Mix it up with Color!’ combination sheets that Stampin’ Up provide us to show colour combinations using the new In Colours with our constant Family Colours (Bold Brights, Earth Elements, etc)

Baroque Motifs 4  This is the first colour combination I chose and is using 4 of the new In Colours.

I’ve used the Label Punch and Large Oval Punch, yet again, to highlight and add my word. I really love the use of these punches in this way.

The Photo corner punches have also been paper pierced using the paper piercing template and tool from the Tool Kit. Both Photo Corners are large so I’ve punched out 2 sets.

The edges of the Very Vanilla card for both the main layer and also the word have been sponged using a sponge dauber and Blue Bayou inkpad.


Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Card: Blue Bayou, Very Vanilla, Soft Sky
Inks: River Rock, Groovy Guava, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Photo Corner Punch, sponge dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template & tool.

This next card is using different colours obviously and just a few slight differences.

Baroque Motifs 3 This combination uses 2 of the new In Colours and 2 of our standard colours.

I’ve positioned the main image slightly higher and on more of an angle. The photo corners have only been pierced with one row and I’ve just used one set so the bottom corner punch is slightly smaller then the top one. Again I’ve used the Label Punch and Large Oval punch for my word.

The edges of the Whisper White card for the main layer and word have been sponged using a sponge dauber and Soft Sky inkpad.


Stamp sets: Baroque Motifs
Card: Soft Sky, Rose Red, Whisper White
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Sky
Accessories: Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Photo Corner Punch, sponge dauber, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing template & tool.

Kind Baroque

Today’s card is again using Baroque Motifs. I’ve chosen both a colour sketch CC156 and a Card Sketch SC126 from SplitCoastStampers for this card. Again I’ve made sure I kept to my challenge of using at least 1 new item and ended up using 8. I used the Baroque Motifs stamp set, Photo Corner Punch, Sherbert Ribbon Originals, 2 new In Colour Cardstock & Inkpads and So Saffron DSP (Palette O’Prints promotion). I’m still going strong.

Baroque Motifs 1

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, So Saffron DSP (Palette O’Prints Promotion)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Small & Large Oval Punches, Sherbert Ribbon Originals (So Saffron ribbon), Paper Piercing template & tool, silver brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals.