VSN is going on over at Splitcoast - a Virtual Stamp Night - which means a weekend of many stamp challenges and lots of fun. This weekend's VSN theme is "What's Love Got To Do With It." The idea is to complete a card within the confines of each challenge within 45 minutes.
The challenge I did was For the Love of Chocolate and because Dark Chocolate is my favorite (I mean if you HAVE to pick a favorite...) my color scheme is Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal and Chocolate Chip. I'm not sure if the Whisper White that I used is technically okay. Regardless, here is my under 30 minutes card.
I used two Sale-A-Bration sets, Yummy and Botanical Blooms, for my card. The corner swirl is part of the largest image in the Yummy stamp set. Then I inked the solid flowers from Botanical Blooms in Apricot Appeal and stamped them in a cluster on the Whisper White card stock. The detail flower images are stamped over these in Cameo Coral. I punched a piece of Apricot Appeal card stock with my Eyelet Border Punch which I ♥! Then I layered a strip of Chocolate Chip card stock and some Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon over the seam. I took a large brad from the Silver Hodge Podge Hardware set and wrapped the legs around the ends of the ribbon and then poked it through a hole in the Chocolate Chip cardstock, to gather the ribbon, instead of knotting it.
The inside of my card has a strip of the Eyelet Border Punch Apricot Appeal card stock and some Whisper White stamped again with the corner swirl from Yummy. Both the Yummy stamp set and Botanical Blooms stamp set are FREE this month and next with any $50 order from Stampin' Up! Call or e-mail me if you need details.
Stamps: Yummy, Botanical Blooms
Cardstock: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Apricot Appeal, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Hodge Podge Hardware, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain