Tuesday, March 31

Addicted to Chocolate

What's your guilty pleasure? Other than stamps, designer paper, sassy embellishments, and ribbon... mine is CHOCOLATE. ;) Turns out that I like all kinds of chocolate, not just the melt in your mouth kind. Today's project showcases Chocolate Chip... a beautiful, rich neutral that goes with everything and seems to turn up in lots of my projects.

Speaking of Chocolate... and candy.... be here tomorrow for a little BLOG CANDY in celebration of the NEW Occasions Mini!

My Chocolate Chip card base is 5" x 7" and is topped with Green Galore (4.75" x 6.75") and a tiny polka dot print from Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. (4.5" x 6.5") I grabbed my 1" Chocolate Chip Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and ran three strips across my card. TIP: The ends are folded and adhered behind the green matte to provide a neat edge. To draw the eye towards the middle and provide a little emphasis, I added some turquoise ribbon from my stash to either side of the center ribbon. (Making Memories Boho-Chic)

I used the Eastern Blooms set and inked up the largest flower in Taken With Teal. TIP: I stamped onto Whisper White textured card stock. I like the way the textured paper works with solid image stamps. These teal blooms were topped with a smaller Chocolate Chip flower... notice the Vintage Brad middles. For my 'centerpiece' I stamped the branch image in Chocolate and selectively punched it using my Marvy scalloped square punch. (pink) Next, I decided to color directly onto the branch stamp with my Taken with Teal and Green Galore markers. I punched a few blooms using my 1/2" Circle Punch and mounted them in Build-A-Brads. Everything was 'framed' with scalloped squares (Marvy pink and purple).

To tie everything together (literally!) I added a big brown bow. TIP: Using my Crop-O-Dile I punched 2 holes at the top of my card (approximately 1/3" apart) and then pulled my ribbon through (like a shoelace) to tie a bow. When I adhered my card front to the base I used Sticky Strip for extra hold and to help make sure everything stayed put.

Love this sassy creation? Today's colors were inspired by:
Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge.
Talk about a sassy gal!

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Stamps: Eastern Blooms (111626)
Paper: Chocolate Chip (102128), Green Galore (101768), Taken with Teal (101584), Whisper White - Textured Neutral 12x12 asst. (108693), Bella Rose Designer Series Paper (112041)
Ink: Taken with Teal (103257), Chocolate Chip (100908);
Markers: Green Galore (100048), Taken with Teal (100068)
Tools: Crop-O-Dile (108362), 1/2" Circle Punch (104390)
Must Haves: Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Sassy Somethings: 1" Chocolate Chip Double Stitched Ribbon (111849), Build-A-Brads - Antique Brass (109108), Vintage Brads (109109), Marvy punches, Making Memories Ribbon


Joshua Jiraffe Designs said...

Wow! Love the stampin and everything. Really great photo too! Thanks for the tip on the bow...

Kim said...

Awesome card Denise. Choc Chip is a fav of mine too - the new and better black :)

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous. Love all the embellishments. Did you see the new SCS color challenge uses chocolate? Hugs, M

Purple D said...

This card is something ELSE!! Love the laced ribbon, I used one, too!!

Melissa said...

I love those colors! And yet another way to use this set! Great job!

Tiffany said...

Great layout and I love that big bow on top. Just lovely Denise!

~kelly marie~ said...

Beautiful! I love the way you used spot lighting on the middle image!

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the ribbons!