Friday, June 25, 2021

Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than Card

Happy Friday!  I hope your weekend is getting off to a great start and you can enjoy some yummy chocolate!  Or whatever your favorite treat is!  Today's card was inspired by the need for some chocolate and this great sketch challenge from Try Stampin' On Tuesday!

Soft Suede Card Base ~ 8-1/2" x 5-1/2", scored at 4-1/2"
Pattern Party DSP ~ 2" x 5-1/2"
Real Red Cardstock ~ scraps
Soft Suede Cardstock ~ scraps

  1. Stamp chocolates on the front of the Soft Suede Card Base with Soft Suede ink. Stamp off once  before stamping the solid inside stamp.  Then stamp the outline stamp without stamping off.
  2. Stamp three more solid chocolates on the Soft Suede scraps using Early Espresso ink.  Don't forget to stamp off once before stamping the image on your cardstock.
  3. On the three chocolates, stamp the chocolate outline using Versamark ink, sprinkle Copper Embossing Powder over them, then set with the heat tool.  
  4. With the coordinating Love You More Than Dies and the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, cut around the three chocolates.  Then, cut the word 'chocolate' out of Real Read CS.  
  5. Before you put away the dies and SCEMachine, go ahead and cut out three Real Red chocolates (no need to stamp these)
  6. Ink the bottom half of the word 'chocolate' by rubbing it on the Versamark Pad.  Then, sprinkle it with Copper Embossing Powder & heat set. (I learned this trick while back from another demonstrator, but I can't remember who!  😕)
  7. Stamp 'a day without' on Real Red CS with Early Espresso Ink. Use Paper Snips to trim around the words.
  8. Attach the strip of DSP to the front of the card as shown.  Then, add 'A Day Without Chocolate'.
  9. Glue the Real Red chocolates offset behind your embossed chocolates.  
  10. Using Stampin' Dimensionals, attach the chocolates to the front of your card. 

For the inside of the card, stamp the rest of the sentiment on the 4" piece of Basic White CS.  Then, add another piece of chocolate near the sentiment.  Glue the Basic White CS to the inside of the card. 

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Happy Stamping!

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  1. Yum, Judith, a card after my own heart! Very playful colors for your fancy chocolates - yes, please! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  2. Judith, my mouth is water after even the first glance at your chocolate card!!! Love how you made it a 3D card with the chocolate bars, and especially love how you embossed just the lower half of "Chocolate". Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!!! --Donna

  3. Thank you Donna! I was inspired by my love of chocolate and this great sketch!