Sunday, March 25, 2012

Chocolate Chevron Birthday

Happy Sunday, folks! Are you enjoying this beautiful day? We are definitely experiencing an early spring here, and our temps are going to be in the 80's all week long! We've been enjoying the evenings by sitting out on the porch and watching all the birdies flying by.

I created this card as a fun birthday for someone who doesn't really care for flowers, but she loves chocolate. I used the following products from the Classy Cards 'n Such store:

Birthday Sentiments (JustRite)
Chevron Stripe Background (JustRite)
French Pastry Doily Die (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Dancing Doily Lace Border (Cheery Lynn Designs)
Stardream Fuse Azalea cardstock
Seam Binding - Chalk White

I stamped the Chevron Stripes with vanilla ink directly onto my chocolate card base. I didn't cover the entire card - just the bottom 2/3rds of the card. The doily was cut from StarDream Fuse Azalea cardstock (a gorgeous shimmery pinky mauve color), and then I cut off the top third of that doily. That was adhered to the upper part of my card.

The lace border is cut from kraft cardstock and adhered below the doily. I cut a length of Chalk White seam binding, scrunched it up in my hands, misted it with a little water, and scrunched it up some more. Then I tied the seam binding around the card between the doily and the lace border. The sentiment was stamped with chocolate ink onto vanilla cardstock and cut out with a circle die. I cut out a scallop circle from chocolate cardstock and adhered that behind the sentiment. This is then adhered to the card directly over the seam binding.

You don't have to use the entire die cut when you cut something out. I only used part of the French Pastry Doily die cut on this card, and I still have the other piece that I can use on another card later. If you think a particular die will be too big, think about how you can use just half of it. You can get even more mileage from your dies when you "think outside the box."

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Secret Crafter #178 - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Stamping for the Weekend #6 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Have a wonderful day!


downrightcrafty said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous image and perfect for our challenge of Vintage/Shabby Chic at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week
Hugs Kate xx

Sarah said...

Hi Holly, gorgeous card. Love the colours and the seam binding is just stunning.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Wedgie said...

Wow, gorgeous card!
Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin. Wedgie xxx

Linny said...

what a beautiful card. Very vintage and chic,Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge. Linda x

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, so elegant, love it. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and good luck xx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the stamped chevrons!
Thanks for playing at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - hope you'll join us tomorrow for another fun challenge!
Helen x