And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Chocolate Flowers

Hello friends!  Today is National Chocolate Day and Carla over on Splitcoaststampers has dished up a chocolaty challenge for us, WT591 Celebrate Chocolate.  I've decided to take all of the calories out of my chocolate creation and serve up some chocolate flowers with some warm sugary layers.

Creative Nugget:  The layers were cut with some delicious new dies just released by Our Daily Bread DesignsVintage Borders Dies and Layered Lacey Ovals Dies, as well as the Vintage Flourish Pattern Die and Ovals Dies.  Dark Chocolate, White and Cream card stocks were used as well as papers from the Vintage Ephemera and Ephemera Essentials paper pad collections.  The Frangipani flowers from the new Sweet as Perfume stamp set were stamped in Ground Espresso distress ink and color pulled in with an aqua brush.  A little blush was added with a Copic marker and Wink of Stella.  Silk ribbon was woven around one of the layers and Liquid Pearls were added to the flower centers to finish the card.

This card will be submitted for the following challenges:

ODBDSLC276 - Anything that Grows…with ODBD
Word Art Wednesday #238 - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps & More - Challenge #201 Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you were inspired!
Have a wonderful day!



Aileen said...

What an amazing card, love the colours you used and those flowers look stunning.

CherylQuilts said...

Well, Cathy, I hope you had a great National Chocolate Day yesterday...what fun! I love the card you've made in commemoration, and what a fabulous color combination with these rich browns. I love your flowers both in coloring and how you've layered them. And what a wonderful layering of dies with a perfect way of threading the ribbon through the one die and adding a gorgeous bow. I love it all! Hugs, sweet friend!

Nandini said...

The colors you have used are just gorgeous! And amazing layering! Glad you could join us at ATSM. All the very best! Nandini, DT

Papercrafting Princess said...

Now I'm craving chocolate. : ) It's beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Another beauty Cathy!! I just love seeing your creativity and talent!! Stunning texture and design!! Love all the layers!! Your coloring is beautiful!! So many eye catching details!! Thanks for sharing with the challenge my friend!

Inkyfingers said...

What luscious lovely layers - just like in a real chocolate box! I love your beautiful flowers too and the sentiment is perfect for the design.
Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

That sketchy flower is just so beautiful! I love how you made multiples and arranged it like this!

Jo Ann said...

Love the vintage feel on this card. We are so blessed that you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. We have a new Challenge going on and we hope you can link with us again. Leaving you with the inspiration of God’s Word in Jeremiah 32:17 which says, “‘Ah, Lord God! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.”

God bless,