Friday, April 15, 2011

50th Chocolate


The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is to create a card using the colours from your favourite chocolate wrapper.  It was very hard to come up with a favourite chocolate because I pretty much love them all.  I am addicted to chocolate! (Just not the white stuff – I’d have to be really desperate to eat that.)

I decided to go with my favourite “everyday chocolate” the kind I see at the check out and can’t resist buying.  Not the “really special” kind.

Can you tell what it is from the colours?




I was asked to make a card for the Principal at the school where I work (and my girls go there too).  It was a big birthday occasion as you can see and I was told that they didn’t think she’d like a “flowery” card!  Well that made it kind of hard because I would have done flowers plus it needed to be very special.

So I decided to use the Birthday Bakery set, I thought the saying might be just right for this occasion.  I thought it should fit well with this colour challenge too, because I had to use red and chocolate.  Have you worked out my favourite chocolate yet?  It’s Cherry Ripe.

I had pretty much designed and made most of the card using real red card and dsp, choc chip card for the border and coloured in the cakes using choc, real red, pip and regal rose.  I used choc chip ink to stamp the 50 and the saying and then thought “maybe I should find a photo of a cherry ripe on the internet just to be sure”.

Well do you realise there is yellow on the pack and no brown!  I couldn’t believe it!  I obviously associate the chocolate colour with the pack but you don’t actually see chocolate until you open the wrapper.  Yellow!….. Well I tried putting some yellow card on it and “YUK” is what I thought.  So I decided to colour the cake stands daffodil delight and the string from the tag is yellow embroidery cotton.  You can’t see the yellow much in the photo, but it was just enough to look nice without clashing with the red.  I had to leave the choc chip colour on there though because to me that really is the colour of cherry ripe.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Birthday bakery, Calendar alpha and numbers

Card  :  Real red, choc chip, shimmery white, brights dsp stack

Ink  :  Choc chip, markers, red, choc, crumb cake, pip, regal rose, daffodil, celery

Other  :  red satin ribbon, build a brad, circle punch, big shot, lots of tags


The red satin bow made this card and really looked like the wrapper – so gorgeous and shiny.

Why not make a card using your favourite chocolate wrapper colours and enter the challenge at Just Add Ink? Or at least visit there and drool over the design team’s very yummy creations.



  1. I love your card Kathy! The bow with the 50 in the centre is the perfect touch :)

  2. A beautiful card Kathy and I love the saying too!

  3. You've done a beautiful job with this special card, Kathy. I just LOVE the 50 in the Build-A-Brad - perfect!!

  4. I love your 'sweet' card, Kathy. The colours are awesome but as for Cherry Ripes ... well .. Father Christmas always got mine from the Chocolate Santa Stocking, along with the traditional glass of milk!

  5. Lovely card Kathy, That bow is an awesome accent, all very elegant.

  6. A beautiful card Kathy! I did guess Cherry Ripe...I am amazed there is no brown on the wrapper...I am with you, I thought there was (and if there isn't...well, there should be :-).

    I bet the principal loved her card.

    Best wishes,

  7. I totally get where you are coming from - when I think Cherry Ripe it's what you see once you've bitten into it - hmm can you tell I've eaten a few in my time ;) Thought you card was elegant and fun - and the 50 in the build a brad was a really special touch!!

  8. Your card is gorgeous Kathy, perfectly elegant. I thought Cherry Ripe right away so you captured it well. Hope the Principal loved it - seems so perfect for the occasion.

  9. Love this one. Everything is perfect; the bow, the coloring, and that awesome tag.

    I left you an award on my blog. :)


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