Baroque Anniversary

Hi crafters. Today I am guest designing for Time Out Challenges. The current challenge is Celebrations and is generously sponsored by Altenew.

My card looks like it may have taken a long time to colour, but it didn’t. The whole card took about an hour and I wasn’t rushing. I started by stamping the largest flourish from the Altenew Baroque Stamp set in Versafine Clair Twilight, which is a navy colour. I rotated the grey, speckled paper and stamped again. I recommend inking the stamp well as repeated stamping may cause some of the fine details to be lost. The next step makes the colouring so easy. Altenew has a matching stencil for this stamp set. The stencil is a snug fit to the stamped image. With the stencil in place, I applied Altenew Dew Drops ink with a blender brush over the whole image. With a much smaller brush, I then added Galactic Stream ink, but only by tapping where the darkest areas of the image were. The image is drawn so it is obvious where the dark and light areas are, which makes it easy. Once this was done on both flourishes, I used a Copic multiliner 0.1 to go over the darkest edges – as Kathy Racoosin would say : “the nooks and crannies”. This really makes a big difference. I also added a little white gel pen to the highlights.

I chose a sentiment from the Altenew Vintage Roses stamp set for its delicate, vintage script. I adhered the panel to a teal cardbase.

Now it’s your turn. What are you celebrating?

Thanks for visiting,


I will be entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes.


  • Sandie

    Christine this is one stunning card and you have used so much detail to make it so! I love the extra touches you used with the white gel pen and getting at all those nooks and crannies! It has been wonderful having you as GD, thank you so much x

  • Nonni

    That flourish looks divine! I think I haven’t seen this stamp before and now it’s definitely on my wish list. Your coloring looks amazing, I love the bold, festive look of this card. Thank you for being such an inspiring gd at Time Out!

  • Stephanie Lanzalotto

    Your card is absolutely stunning. You worked those flourishes so wonderfully. The addition of the white gel pen touches really put the icing on the cake. Fabulous card and perfect for an anniversary. Thanks so much for Guest Designing with us at Time Out!

  • Anita in France

    Wow, the sense of dimension on these fabulous flourishes is fantastic, Christine … such beautiful blending of those lovely blue hues … and brilliant highlighting! You’ve been such an inspiring Guest Designer for us at Time Out … thank you! Anita 🙂

  • Kim Heggins

    Stunning creation!!!! Just love all those beautiful shades of blue and your elegant design! Thank you so much for guest designer at Time Out!