Friday, April 18, 2008

Baroque Motifs

When our new catalogues arrived, this set went straight to the top of my 'must-have' list: "Baroque Motifs". I'd admired it from afar for so long, and now we have it! YAY! I'm such a sucker for swirls and flourishes, so you'll be seeing lots more swirly stuff coming up!
This was the make-and-take for my New Catalogue Launch Party last Wednesday night. I had nearly 60 people come along, so it had to be simple! I think I saw the original design on a US blog a long time ago, but I can't find it now for the life of me. Let me know if it was you!!

These are the instructions I printed out for everyone to follow on the night, and they all managed beautifully (even if I did make them do some cutting out!)
1. Fold and Score Whisper White card
2. Stamp Baroque Motif flourish in River Rock ink twice
3. Stamp small Floral Motif in Blush Blossom ink randomly over flourish. Use a Blender Pen to dot the centres in Groovy Guava ink.
4. Stamp Floral Motif in Groovy Guava ink on a scrap of Whisper White. Cut out.
5. Stamp small Floral Motif in Blush Blossom ink on scrap Whisper White. Punch out using ¾” Circle Punch
6. Apply a Mini Glue Dot to the end of a silver brad and dip in glitter
7. Punch a hole in the centre of both floral motifs with the Paper Piercer. Push brad through the 2 layers. Adhere to card using Dimensionals.
8. Stamp “Warm Wishes” (from 'Cheer &Wishes') in Groovy Guava ink.

I'm loving Groovy Guava, and I was a bit unsure about it when I first saw it.

Edited to add: Thanks Michele for jogging my memory! I CASEd this card from Debbie Olson. You can see her gorgeous original here


  1. HOLY COOOOOOOOW Marelle!! Firstly that card is just STUNNING!! I love its simplicity!
    Secondly - where does one find 60 people?? I wish I could find 60 people to come over and have a hoot of a time!! What a fantastic launch party!


  2. What a beautiful card Marelle. Thanks for sharing the instructions with us.

  3. It's a stunning card.
    Wow, 60 people - that's great. Hope it was sucessful. I have one on Monday night!

  4. yummy Marelle its gorgeous

  5. Lovely card Marelle, and Baroque Motifs was also at the top of my must-have list. WTG you having 60 people at your launch! I really enjoyed meeting you at Convention, but sorry if I embarrassed you!

  6. A perfectly gorgeous card, Marelle! I love it. Thanks so much for sharing the instructions too - wow! 60 people, it sounds like a great night! well done!


  7. Wow.. how awesome is this card.. I totally love it, love the colours and the set is also divine!


  8. I love this card Marelle. Congratulations on your very successful launch.



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