Tuesday 8 November 2022

Nothing's Better Than Chocolate Card

Friends, how are you doing as we approach the holiday rush? This ramp-up time can be  extremely busy and overwhelming for many. Some of us may approach the season with dread, for reasons such as family conflict or the prospect of celebrating without a loved one. For still others among us, we may feel left out in the cold if we don't celebrate any of the seasonal holidays, for religious or other reasons. 

In any case, this time of year is not as happy and uncomplicated as gingerbread and glittery parcels might suggest (as much as I like those things). Featuring the Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than Dies, today's card can provide a sweet (and no-cal!) taste of encouragement when it might be most needed:

To make the card, I started by stamping the chocolate image in Versamark Ink onto a Basic White Cardstock scrap. I sprinkled generously Copper embossing powder over the image and embossed with my heat tool. (The embossing creates a rich, copper colour that works really well with the chocolates.) Then I coloured the chocolates using Stampin' Blends. (See the clickable photo list at the end of this post for all the products I used.) 

Next, I used the Love You More Than Dies to cut out the stamped chocolates, plus the word "Chocolate" from Copper Foil. Then I die cut and adhered together two shapes with the Layering Diorama Dies: 3rd smallest in Basic White and 4th smallest in Cherry Cobbler. I stamped my sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink near the bottom of the shapes, then attached the word "Chocolate" and the stamped chocolates above it. 

To assemble the card, I attached a 1 1/4” x 3 1/2” strip of Copper Foil to a 3 1/2” x 4 3/4” Painted Christmas DSP panel. Then I adhered the DSP to a 4” x 5 1/4” Basic White panel. Using dimensionals, I attached the panels to a 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” Cherry Cobbler card base. Then I adhered the Layering Diorama shapes to the card base with dimensionals and added Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

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