I am thrilled to share my first card as a member of the Time Out design team! This fortnight, we challenge you to be Romantic - a timely challenge with Valentine's Day only a few weeks away!
Romantic made me think of Chocolate but then a lot things in life make me think of chocolate!!! I also thought of roses and found this scrap of rose-patterned paper to make up a pretty block of chocolate!
To make this low calorie treat, I punched 12 small squares and stamped them with little heart motifs. I then mounted them with foam tape onto another piece of card stock so that there was a small but consistent gap between the squares. I then trimmed this piece so that there was a slight border around the edges. I took a small piece of kitchen foil - long enough to cover about 2/3 of the block and wide enough to wrap around to the back! I tore the upper width at an angle and wrapped it around the bottom three sides of the block. I then took the scrap of rose patterned paper, tore one long edge at an angle and wrapped it around the block, leaving a sliver of the torn foil showing at the top and a small border of foil at the bottom - the way chocolate blocks used to be wrapped!
I added a lace doily, some hearts and this rather fitting sentiment from Verve … what could be more romantic?
What does romantic mean to you? We'd love to see your romantic creations in the gallery so why not take some TIME OUT and join us? All the challenge details along with the prize info (yes there's a prize) and loads of inspiration from my wonderfully talented team mates can be found HERE.
I'd like to enter my card in Cardz4Galz Challenge #189 which is actually choose your favourite challenge of theirs from 2022. I chose Cardz4Galz Challenge #172 which is Food and/or Drink!
I also found another brilliant challenge at Shopping Our Stash Challenge #487 - Pyjama Day! The striped background paper and co-ordinating rose paper, reminded me of a favourite pair of pyjamas I had many (many) years ago - long since gone I'm afraid so I can't furnish a photo!
I'd also like to enter Challenge #444 at the Snippets Playground where the theme is Anything BUT Christmas! The chocolate and die cut sentiment were all cut from snippets left over after cutting card bases. The roses paper was a snippet left over from a previous project. Thank you Di and Sarn for all your wonderful inspiration over the year - "waste not, want not" as my mother was ever so fond of telling me!
Thanks for stopping by - your visits and comments always brighten my day!
Mmm...that looks delicious! But you're right, there are things or people that are more important than chocolate.ReplyDelete
Kate... you described your chocolate creation but this is so much yummier than the description. Fab card!ReplyDelete
Ha ha! I love that romance makes you think of chocolate! Your card design is fantastic, pretty and definitely romantic!ReplyDelete
Love your chocolatey card!! Sweet!! Way to go shopping your stash...Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our "Pajama Day" challenge over at Shopping Our Stash!!ReplyDelete
-Deb Horst DT #SOS487
This card is just so so cute! I love all the effort with the chocolate bar -and it does look very real! Beautiful use of patterned paper too. xxReplyDelete
Awesome card Kate... I really like the idea how to made the Chocolate using square blocks.. so clever and then you made it more realistic adding torn silver and rose patterned paper.. I totally love it Kate.. Hugsxx DeeptiReplyDelete
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Ahhhh, hearts and chocolate! My love languages!ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about missing beloved PJ's ... lovely chocolate card ... thrilled that you joined our Pajama Day Challenge at Shopping Our Stash.ReplyDelete
This is a wonderful card, Kate. I love the roses and chocolate combo - what could be more romantic??? Love the stripes and flowers together, the tear in the wrapping for the chocolate, and the doily! Such wonderful details that combine for a most lovely card. It is a joy to have you on the team, Kate, and this card is a perfect debut!ReplyDelete
Your chocolate bar turned out beautifully, Kate. I love the patterned papers you used that add to the romantic vibe.ReplyDelete
I just love how you created your chocolates - they look so yummy in their beautiful wrappings!ReplyDelete
That chocolate bar looks good enough to eat! I love it!!ReplyDelete
I love the stripes and the fact that you still remember those pyjamas. It's a beautiful card, great details and of course, the luscious chocolate. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time.ReplyDelete
This certainly is a very romantic card. Great candy bar and fabulous papers you used.ReplyDelete
Very creative & beautiful!ReplyDelete