Apr 19 2008

Chocolate Sultry

Published by at 6 52 pm under General Purpose Cards

This started with a new pack of paper I got in the mail today — a Sultry 6 x 6 pad by Basic Grey, from Flourishes. Opening the pretty pack of paper instantly made me want to use it — so, I ran to check what the Inspiration Challenge at SCS was for today — well, wouldn’t you know it — it was all this gorgeous, printed fabric — and it sooooo resembled my new papers!!! It was meant to be!!! And I am holding true with my promise of more 10 Minute cards! Here’s the result:


How simple can it get? The only stamping is the sentiment, embossed in Vanilla. I used my gorgeous new paper (Sultry), my favorite chocolate ribbon by May Arts, my heart shaped Nestabilites by Spellbinders (which have been really getting a workout this week), and my Martha Stewart butterfly punch. Done — and in just a few minutes!!When I make a card in this style, I always start by working on a base of white paper, as it gives me a more solid base on which to wrap my ribbon around. You can see a little photo of what I do by clicking here.

This card also is a good example of the different type of dimensonal products I like to use. The panel with the designer paper is adhered to the card base with mounting tape. I used a Zot to adhere the butterfly, I used SU Dimensionals to adhere the brown heart to the pink one, and I use Pop Dots (Wal-Mart) to adhere the pink heart to the card (you need a fatter pot dot to make it set right over the velvet).

The Many Sentiments stamp set, Sultry paper, velvet ribbon and heart shaped Nestabilities are all from Flourishes.

  • Stamps: Many Sentiments by Flourishes
  • Paper: Blush Blossom, Sultry by Basic Grey
  • Ink: Versa Mark
  • Accessories: Vanilla Embossing Powder, Chocolate Velvet Ribbon, Heart Shaped Nestabilities, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Mounting Tape, Pop Dots, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping in. And I’m still on my 10 Minute Card kick, so you can anticipate more!!! Hope you are all having a great weekend!!!

18 responses so far

18 Responses to “Chocolate Sultry”

  1. Sharon, it’s gorgeous! Ohmygoodness! I absolutely love it! I know you say it’s easy…and it may be but it looks so very elegant that you don’t think easy when you see it…you just think pretty!!! Take care and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  2. Kathie says:

    This is so pretty, I love these colors together. Definitely a 10 minute card that will be a show stopper. Beautiful!!

  3. Ooooo La La! Yummy! There you go, using that butterfly again! I LOVE it. So classy! Hope you had a fabulous weekend!

  4. Michelle R says:

    Absolutely stunning! You ARE the master of elegance! 🙂

  5. leslierich says:

    This is my favorite so far! I just received my paper today, too, and I love this piece. You know, I could probably make this exact card and it wouldn’t look nearly this gorgeous. I think you simply have a gift and I’m so glad you share it with the rest of us. Thank you!

  6. Velta says:

    Just beautiful Sharon ~ I love the pink and chocolate and the butterfly in the middle of the hearts just makes it more special 🙂

  7. Dealbaida says:

    Oh my Sharon…. this is scrumptious!


  8. Charmaine says:

    I love the paper you used. I can’t believe this only took 10 minutes…it’s very elegant.


  9. Viv (VivLyn) says:

    How lovely! I’m going to have to check my Michaels and see if they have any of those butterfly punches left! They are really cute!

  10. Amy B says:

    Now THERE’S a yummy lookin card…It’s beautiful!!!

  11. Marisa says:

    Lovely card. Just love how you have the butterfly in the middle of the hearts. It is a perfect match. Martha Stewart should be giving you royalties on the sales of that butterfly punch 🙂

  12. barb schram says:

    Another beauty, Sharon! I love the ribbon and of course that butterfly!

  13. So easy and absolutely gorgeous, Sharon!

  14. nancy littrell says:

    OMG Sharon, how do you do it?!? So gorgeous and elegant and……simple! I agree, your new paper is totally gorgeous! TFS

  15. Kira says:

    I absolutely love this card! The fact that it looks like the best dark chocolate is just a plus!

  16. Rose Ann says:

    Simple, yet so gorgeous!! Love it, Sharon!!

  17. Libby says:

    This is really gorgeous!

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