Tuesday, 12 May 2015


A good friend did well in a chess competition so I made this card to congratulate them, it is also an entry for the Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge 10 and the WOW Embossing Powder Challenge for May.


Pink Card
Orange Card
Mulberry/Raspberry Card
Purple Card

Chocolate Baroque - The Art of Chess 


Embossing Powders:
WOW Rich Metallic Gold superfine

Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens


1) Cut 3 triangles in, one each in orange, raspberry and purple.

2) Matt the orange triangle on to the top half of the card

3) Using a protractor measure out 9 degree (45 degrees divided by the 5 segments) and then use a ruler to mark the line on both the raspberry and the purple cards.

4) Cut each of the triangles into the 5 segments and retain them all

5) Taking the first purple segment, matt this onto the card up against the orange triangle, then take the 2nd segment from the raspberry triangle. Repeat this process alternating the colours until you have a striped triangle underneath the orange one.

6) Assemble the remaining segments starting with raspberry on a cutting matt and then using low tack tape adhere them at the top to stop them moving. Cut across the triangle every 2 cms on the cutting matt 

7) use the pieces you have just cut in step 6 to layer over the lower triangle on the card, you will use alternate rows (2,4,6 or 1,3,5)

8) Using versamark stamp 4 chess pieces on to white card stock and emboss using the gold powder,  and colour them in making each piece a different colour using the spectrum noir pens. Use a corner rounder to finish it off.

9) Using the queen stamp, load it with versamark and stamp onto vellum. Be carfeul when using the heat tool so as not to burn them vellum, colour the queen in using the BP2 ans then cut out using your craft scissors.

10) cut 2 strips of purple card and one strip of raspberry, then cut 2 raspeberry square and 1 purple square. Matt the squares into the middle of the strips

11) Assemble the card as above.