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Everyday Delight :: Belgian Chocolates

Hey there, Bleeps! I hope you're enjoying your week. I'm really glad to see that Friday is right around the corner, finally! Today, I have a card to share with you featuring *no stamping*! That's right, I didn't use any stamps on this card, but I used lots of ink! I made a card using some fun elements and techniques I've been indulging lately. Take a peek at how I did it:

  1. Trim cardstock to 5.5" x 4.25".
  2. Trim .5" cardstock strips from a 8.5" x 11" rustic cream cardstock.
  3. Ink the edges of the cream cardstock with tea dye distress ink.
  4. Adhere the strips at a diagonal on the A2 card front. Trim the excess from the edges of the card front.
  5. Ink the remaining of the cardstock strips with antique linen distress ink and blend the tea dye ink.
  6. Adhere brown lace trim.
  7. Add ruffled cabbage rose ribbon.
  8. Ink mini shipping tag and clothes pin and add twine then attach.
  9. Adhere flower die cut to tag.
  10. Ink sentiment strip and adhere to card front.

Ink :: Ranger - tea dye, antique linen
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream, vintage cream
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - mini clothes pin, mini shipping tag, twine; Donna Downey - fabric scrapbook kit (sentiment); K&Co - flower die cut; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon; Websters Pages - brown lace trim
Tools :: Ranger - blending tool

Thanks so much for commenting on my card and recipes yesterday! :) I enjoyed sharing it and hopefully there will be more. Last night, we had the baked ziti leftovers. Another secret I have is that I really dislike leftovers. I like the idea of them, especially for lunch, but after that I'm pretty much done with it and want something 'bold and new!' Most of the ziti is gone now (yes, just two of us eat in this house)!

So, tomorrow I have another meal planned...pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw and french fries. I have a pork loin that I am going to slow cook all night. If it turns out right and I don't forget, I'll be sure to share that with you Friday. By the way, I don't discriminate against food! I like and eat just about everything! :)

Yesterday, Mac's college roommate and friend sent us some Belgian chocolates. He travels the world with his job and told us he was going to send us some chocolates when he last visited us. I had completely forgotten, until now that is! To sum these chocolates up...WOW! They are absolutely amazing. I am not a chocolate connoisseur, but the truffles, not photographed, but in that box look like large Hershey kisses and are extremely rich. I let them melt in my mouth and about two minutes after it was gone is when that satisfaction hit. WOW! I might look into a Belgium vacation sooner than later! The chocolate seashells are just so intricate in detail. I'm really glad I had the chance to try these out!

I created this card after I indulged in the chocolates, not realizing the sentiment I picked! I guess I discovered another everyday delight...Belgian chocolates! I have many daily delights, but now Belgian chocolates have been added to the list.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!


Cassandra said...

Oh Ashley!! - it's just before dinner time here (east coast Australia), I was perfectly content with my afternoon tea, and after all that food talk I'm staaaarving. Belgian chocolate is pretty good too. Have just subscribed to Embellish - brilliant, keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Yummm! Now i'm totally craving chocolate right now!!! haha...
Gorgeous card, Ashley! I absolutely love the background that you made! It's so unique and pretty! Love the idea! :)

Els said...

Amazing card, Ashley!! Love the colors and the feel to it! I'm glad you've enjoyed some of our finest national products :) Those seashells are my favorites!

Eveline said...

The seashell chocolates are my husbands favorite. We live in The Netherlands and they sell these chocs in the supermarkets too here. I buy them for special occasions. The card is beautiful.

Carole Pillon said...

Great card and so easy to realize. Thanks for sharing, every single day, your stunning creations.


Conniecrafter said...

very cool background, love the lace and ribbon together, sweet tag!

cathinka said...

Hello, Ashley, really like this style- and as for the chocolates...well, methinks that a direct to paper session and a direct to mouth session call...(we have these chocs in the U.K. as well)..
-and have just used your ruffled ribbon technique, with a stunning result for a 'get well' card- so Thank you for the inspiration-

Heather Rogers said...

The way you scrunched the seam binding with that beautiful bown lace is amazing. Love that botanical image too. :)

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Nancy Thomas said...

I really like all the texture and the vintage background on this. Beautiful!

anya said...

Beautiful card, Ashley - I love the diagonal strips. And YUM for Belgian chocolate!! That was one of my favorite parts of Belgium - there were little family-owned chocolate shops all over and they were piled to the ceiling with chocolates! Yumm!

Carole Pillon said...

It's me again.... Thanks for the Ribbon's Etsy Shop, at last, I've find out these kind of ribbons. Here in Europe, it is so expansive. I've just placed an order.

Have a good day,

~kelly marie~ said...

GORGEOUS! Your colors are fantastic!

Helen F. said...

Oh my, what a delightfully delicious card, Ashley and those chocolates look yummy too :o)

Lea L. said...

This is extremely beautiful! I absolutely love the trim and ribbon you added...such a perfect touch!


Stamping Cafe said...

One word "AMAZING"!! I absolutely love it!!

Alice said...

yummy!! both the chocolate and your card! that ribbon really pops! gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

oh, this is so, so pretty... :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Yummy treats Ashley! Surely not on my diet but I surely wouldn't waste them :)

Anonymous said...

Ashley!!!! This is just stunning, you are awesome!

Jessica said...

Ashley this card is simply, stunning!!!! The chocolates look delightful. Your mind knew exactly what it wanted to state when you chose the sentiment :)

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