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:
Whisper White Cardstock (no longer available)
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!