I created this card for this week's Card Sketches challenge and the Dynamic Duos challenge (use Real Red and Basic Black, with a dessert option of using a Valentine's Day theme). I wanted to make a card for a friend, so I left the hearts and flowers behind and headed straight for the chocolate!
This card turned out very differently than I'd planned. I ended up adding more and more and more layers until the card was so heavy I had to add a heavyweight card stock liner to balance it. The creative process got a bit out of control last night!
This is a square card (5"x5"). I started by stamping my candy images on Whisper White card stock using Real Red ink, then die cut them. I used a deckled square punch to cut four squares from Real Red card stock. I stamped the sentiment in black craft ink, added clear embossing powder and heat embossed it. Then I started cutting layers (and layers, and layers!) of Real Red, Whisper White and Basic Black card stock and adhered them to the base. I attached the images and sentiment (using dimensionals behind the sentiment), then covered the candy images with Glossy Accents to get the shiny look of the "real thing". I added my heavyweight (balancing) inner liner and stamped it with the same candy images in the corners. Then I searched my house high and low for some of that delicious chocolate candy, and doggone it, there was none to be found!
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Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 4:48 PM
Great sentiment and cute little m & m's!
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