Friday, April 15, 2011

JAI 64 - just add using a chocolate bar to inspire you

I love chocolate, I really. love. chocolate! Have I got your attention ;) Well if you do too then Just Add Ink has a special challenge for you this week. We want you to pick your favourite chocolate bar and pull the colour combo from the wrapper and use it to create your challenge entry. For me it was a toss up between Lindt balls (love the way they just melt in your mouth - ahhhh) or Cadbury's Old Jamaica Rum and Raisin (my mouth is watering just at the thought!!). I just wasn't in a blue/silver/white mood so I went with the dark delectable yumminess of the Rum and Raisin. Here's a pic of what the packaging for it looks like. And here is what I created. The main colours seemed to be a dark brown, a rich yellow and a strong purple. So I translated that into Early Expresso, More Mustard and Elegant Eggplant. Having got my hands on the new Eat Chocolate set - well I just had to use it (oh and I might add there are some elements of a sneak peek for one of my convention swaps in here too!). So I started with a Early Expresso base, then added a white mat, and an embossed Elegant Eggplant top layer. Over that I added a Top Note die cut which I stamped to create a text style background DSP in More Mustard. Next for the focal element I used markers to ink up the three little chocolates and their frame, then punched it out with the decorative label punch (gorgeous!!). I punched an extra Expresso die cut to frame the inked one. Finally the finishing touches - a rhinestone, some luscious satin Early Expresso ribbon and a More Mustard button! So there you have it a rich dark card reflecting a dark rich chocolate - yum!





Thanks for visiting and have some fun turning your favourite chocolate colour combo into a papercraft creation :) Kim





Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted


Stamps: Eat Chocolate Cardstock: Early Expresso, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, More Mustard, Early Expresso

Accessories: Top Note die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Decorative Label punch, Early Expresso satin ribbon, More Mustard button (R), Jewels - rhinestone, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press), SNAIL adhesive

11 comments:

  1. I just love your card Kim! Old Jamaica always reminds me of my grandfather because it was his favourite :)

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  2. Beautiful card Kim! I love the colour combo and that Eat Chocolate set...yummy.

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  3. Beautiful, Kim! What a great inspiration piece (although I must confess to never having even SEEN that variety of chocolate before!! My eyes kind of skim past anything that says Rum & Raisin, LOL). Love your card!

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  4. A great card Kim and you definitely can see the chocolate inspiration in it!

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  5. Yum, yum, yum ... I love the colours that you chose from your 'inspiration' wrapper. What a great idea to use the left over cut for the inside of your card - clever!!

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  6. This is really lovely Kim, That Top Note background looks fantastic, it has a regal/elegant feel to it.

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  7. I love the way you've used the chocolate stamp to create a background Kim, it looks fantastic!
    Great idea to use the "frame" from the top note on the inside of the card too. Very clever!
    Kathy

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  8. Excellent card design for this particular block of choccie Kim. Love that beautiful big 'chocolate' bow across the top note, looks almost edible!

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  9. WoW! Love the way you've used the Top Note! Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  10. I just wanted to come back and say that you are responsible for my new found addiction to Old Gold Chocolate! Our family sampled the one featured here and then I went out and bought the peppermint one!! Yummo!!

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