Thursday, May 13, 2021

Chocolate Makes Everything Better

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Liz Williams our challenge hostess for the month, continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is Chocolate chip day. Who is not won over with a chocolate chip cookie in their life? So on your creation this week, represent this day any way you would like from chocolate chip cookies, to chocolate anything, or using brown as your main color focus.

Seeing Liz said we could create a card using anything chocolate related, I decided to pull out my Kat Scrappiness Layered Chocolate Bar stamp set I got a couple of years ago. The chocolate looks so real.

While I had the stamps and inks out I stamped up heaps of the chocolate bars, so many that I have enough for at least one or two more cards.

I cut a few bars of the chocolate into individual chocolate pieces and used these to create a pile of chocolate which I adhered to a piece of white cardstock and then cut around the edges of the chocolate pieces.

Chocolate is so yummy, so for my card I figured I would create a girl who is surrounded by chocolate and enjoying eating it. So I pulled out my Studio Light Missees stamps (check the supply list for the names of all the ones I used for this card). One of the stamp sets in the collection includes a mouth with the tongue out, which was perfect for her looking like she was enjoying the chocolate. You can see a piece of the chocolate bar being held in the girls hand. 

I adhered the girl to a Slimline card which was created using Picket Fence Studios Slim Line Die Cutting System.

To the top of the card I added a chocolate themed sentiment using a stamp set from The Stamps of Life. I then used Whimsy Stamps Comic Speech Bubbles die set to create a speech bubble above the girl.

For the inside of the card I created a pop-up card using Karen Burniston's Katherine Label Pop up die set.

I added a strip of the designer paper that I used on the front of the card to both of the edges on the inside. I then adhered the chocolate bards to the inside ... some of the chocolate is the whole chocolate bar, some I made larger by layering and others individual pieces.

I found an older Stampendous sentiment which I thought suited the girl and chocolate on the front, and being longer it was perfect for a Slimline card. I die cut the sentiment using an older MFT Stamps Label Die-namics set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Other Supplies:

  • All Good Things Wood Mounted Stamp - Stampendous (discontinued)
  • Label Die-namics - MFT Stamps (discontinued)


Karen Aicken said...

OMGoodness, that is so fun!

Lynn McAuley said...

Such yummy chocolate fabulousness on this awesome card, Frances!! I love this amazing design!

Liz Williams said...

That has to have been my life's motto, Frances. Such a cute card and look at that contented face that only chocolate can bring!!!

Lois said...

How fun is this! Great sentiment on the inside as well!