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February 26, 2012

Anthony & Burt love chocolate!

Anthony and Burt love chocolate -- and so do I!  Don't you just love this cute image from the brand new Crafter's Companion Anthony and Burt collection, "Never Too Much Chocolate"?  And in case inquiring minds want to know, Anthony is the fly and Burt is the frog, an unlikely friendship indeed.

I decided to keep my card today flat and easily mailable, because I like to have some cards on hand that I can mail by dropping it into the mailbox, without having to stand in line at the post office to get it hand canceled. Are you the same way?

I started by stamping the image and greeting in black ink, onto white card stock.

Then I colored it with the Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers.  Here's the Spectrum Noir marker colors that I used.  Love the richness of the colors!

Next, I layered the main image onto a scalloped frame in mossy green, and the greeting onto scalloped red.  Then, the hunt was on for background paper.  Look what I found in my stash -- it is called "Espresso" and the rings are meant to be coffee.  But I decided they looked like chocolate swirls, and the artist's vision always wins ;-).  I'll let you in on a secret - this was free artist's paper from the middle of a paper studio magazine.

I then layered it all onto a mossy green base and the card was finished.  Oh, I did add some glitter glue to the wings. Sometimes, with a busy image and rich colors, you really don't need to load up with embellishments.

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