Thursday, December 31, 2020

Nothing's Better Than....

 Hello my friends! Well, did you stay up to midnight to see 2021 arrive and wish a huge farewell to 2020? I wish you all a very Happy New Year. I am very hopeful that 2021 will be an improvement to 2020.

So today's card is actually one that I made for myself. I'm not going to mail it to myself but it was made especially for me. Last year I made a resolution to not eat any chocolate for one year. If you know me, you know that I LOVE chocolate so this was going to be a big challenge. I didn't know if I was going to make it but I did it!! No chocolate since December 31st, 2019. Today's card is a celebration that I got through the year (and what a year it was!) and now I can eat some chocolate. I received chocolates for my birthday and Christmas this year so I look forward to tying in to them.

I used the Nothing's Better Than Bundle to make this card. This bundle was created by the incredibly talented Connie Stewart. She designed this set after reaching a million dollars in sales. That is a perk from Stampin' Up!. When you reach a million dollars in sales, you get to work with the design team and create a stamp. This is a really fun bundle. You can check it out on page 91 in the annual catalogue. If you like chocolate, coffee, cookies or cocktails you will love this set.

I started with a Rococo Rose card base. On top of this I added a piece of Whisper White cardstock that I added a piece of DSP from the In Good Taste DSP pack. 

I stamped the sentiments using Early Espresso ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock. I cut them apart  using my paper snips. I matted these pieces onto coordinating sized pieces of Early Espresso cardstock. I cut out the word "chocolate" using a die from the bundle. I used the foam adhesive sheets with a piece of Early Espresso cardstock attached to it. This makes the entire word a dimensional.

I used Early Espresso ink to stamp the chocolates. I used it full strength to stamp the outlines and to stamp the filled in portion of the chocolates, I stamped off once.  I tried to make my chocolates look like dark chocolate. Dark chocolate is my favourite. I also enjoy milk chocolate but I am not so fond of white chocolate. I used the coordinating die to cut out the chocolates. 

I added the words and the chocolates to the card front using dimensionals. I placed them in a fun order of words, chocolates, words, chocolates, etc. Just so that you would not mistake the fact that I will be eating chocolates today. 

What I used for today's card:

Rococo Rose Cardstock

Early Espresso Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock (no longer available)

Nothing's Better Than Bundle

In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my card that I made for myself. As you read this I am either enjoying some chocolate or I have already eaten so much chocolate that I have a belly ache. I hope I don't over do it but I make no promises.....

Stay healthy and keep creating!


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