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

8 comments:

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!