Today’s card, based on a sketch for this week’s Global Design Project, is a short departure from Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Catalog. More Than Chocolate is a photopolymer stamp set that debuted in this year’s Annual Catalog. I haven’t seen a lot of samples with this set, so I decided to give it a try! I accented my chocolates with a little raspberry (more on that later) and like the result. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- More Than Chocolate. The More Than Chocolate stamp set is filled with tiny (these guys are small) builder chocolates. Each shape (rectangle, square, circle and triangle) has an outline image, a patterned fill and an accent fill so the options are endless. Your select chocolates can fill a heart box or a circle box, but you can also just free-form your chocolates on the page. I chose to mostly two-step stamp my chocolates and strategically fit them in the heart box for this sketch. I have a couple sets of small blocks, so I was able to build-build-build without losing mojo to clean in between. Here’s a look at this fun set:
- A Burst of Berries. I’m going to tell you a secret (and then it will no longer be a secret). I don’t like corn, and I don’t like watermelon. That’s not the secret – just the build-up to the secret. I also don’t like the combination of raspberry and chocolate. Yuck! A delicious piece of chocolate cake or a rich brownie are absolutely ruined with that drizzle of raspberry sauce over or under the dessert. Still…while creating this card, Berry Burst was the perfect color to pay homage to raspberry accents. A couple of the chocolates in my heart-shaped box are ruined with a little touch of raspberry – and that gorgeous panel of ombre print from Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack is a perfect backdrop, don’t you think?
- Sweet Color Combination. You don’t see a lot of the Chocolate Chip on this card (it’s the outline image of each of the candies), but it’s there. I love this combination of colors – the Berry Burst really brightens up the neutral tones. If you like this combination of colors, too, please save this:
Stamp Sets: More Than Chocolate Papers: Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Thick Whisper White, Berry Burst Inks: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Berry Burst, Archival Basic Black Accessories: Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies (hearts), Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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