Hope everyone has had a nice Easter Holiday. Pity about the weather though. So remaining in the theme of keeping warm and cosy, with a bit of naughtiness, I've made another card using the Craft Artist Cocoa Latte digikit. I've had this digikit for over a year now and didn't realise how lovely it is until now. This card isn't just a card though, as I've already said in an earlier post I like to make things a bit different from just run of the mill cards.
As you can see it's a card with a gift included, scented tea lights. These are cinnamon scent and have made the card smell lovely. I think it really adds to the appeal of the card. I made the card using the Crafters Companion Boxer board, it's actually one of the demo's on the crafters companion advanced construction dvd. The only deviation I made was the size of the card. Sara demonstrates it with 12x12 card stock, I found this left the actual card part too small, so for this card I used A3. It's only an inch wider, but you'd be surprised at the difference it makes.
All the pieces were distressed with Tim Holtz Antique Linen, including the edges of the box part of the card, the cream was sooooo bright. It all adds to the choholate feel. To give the card a finishing touch, I decoupaged some luscious pink marshmallows onto the frothy top. A nice sweet treat.
I'm entering this card into the Pan Pastels UK Challenge, sweet treats.
This card is my prototype, which, as mentioned above, was made using Sara's measurements. It doesn't look that different in the photograph, but believe me, it is smaller. It's a nice girly one this time. The decoupage and backing paper are from my Docrafts Me to You CD and the flower is from MCS printed in three sizes and layered.
I may try and make the card part even bigger next time, by joining two pieces of card at the spine. I'll have to experiment, it may throw the balance of the card out because the tea lights are quite heavy.
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See you soon,