Monday 8 September 2014

Chocolate and Mint

It's funny how sometimes the card you make is exactly what you imagined and other times, they just develop a life of their own. A friend of mine is an author, who told me once that a character just showed up on the page and completely took over her book. He was meant to walk on and off but ended up staying and making the story his own. This card is a bit like that. It started with the "Less is More" challenge 188: to use the delicious combination of chocolate and mint as a colour inspiration and in my mind was a friendly "thank you" using my as-yet-unused coffee cup stamp but has ended up being a slightly melancholy sympathy card.

It's a larger style card, 15cmx15cm. The colours are SU Early Espresso (dark chocolate), SU Crumb Cake (milk chocolate) and Kaisercraft Pistachio (mint aero chocolate) and white (maybe milky bar?).

Other ingredients
Stamps: SU Dictionary, SU Wetlands (for sentiment), SU Papillon Potpourri, Hero Arts Dandelion.
Ink: SU Early Espresso
Other: Corner rounder, dimensionals, small pearls.


  1. Fabulous card, love the whole design.
    Lynne xxx

  2. Ooooh! Love, love, love your use of the mint chocolate. So elegant and feminine.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  3. so very pretty- fabulous color combination and gorgeous layout!

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Jan, a terrific design!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Melancholy maybe, but so elegant, a beautiful card
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer