I won one of the prizes from Mojo Monday for this card. Woot, woot!! So I decided to splurge a little and get a couple of the latest releases from Verve along with a few things I've had my eye on for a long time. Here's a quick card using the "Chocolate" and "Cupcakes" sets for Mojo Monday #389:
I used CTMH ink in Holiday Red (retired) and Chocolate (of course!) and their coordinating cardstock; colored with Copics in R24, E17, and G24; and finished off with some red Baker's twine and glittery puffy stickers (also CTMH).
The chocolate icing border was hand-cut, but I'm pretty sure there's a coordinating die (that I should have ordered). I stamped the image once, trimmed it out, and then cut it in half at about the 1" mark. I hid the split under the sentiment panel. To get the two border pieces lined up, I used a ruler and drew a light pencil line horizontally across at about 1/3 of the way down my card base. Before attaching the border, I stamped the cupcakes and colored in the strawberries. When I colored the strawberry stems, I went outside the lines with my green marker so that, even though the base color is Chocolate, you see the green just enough to give the impression of a more realistic coloring.
The sentiment combines words and phrases from the two sets to create a specialized saying.
To be loved more than chocolate is one thing; to be loved more than cupcakes is another; but to be loved more than chocolate cupcakes...I don't think it gets any better than that!
Until next time,