Sunday, April 19, 2009

For the love of chocolate

I've been wanting to do a chocolate class for awhile now. Here it is... The projects are a chocolate book with chocolate sayings inside (lower right corner), a scratch and sniff card, a ghirardelli box, and stamping onto chocolate (you can't see it well here).

All of the instructions are found on Splitcoast Stampers - some in the resources section and some in the forums - do a search for chocolate.

I used the Pink Flamingo designer series paper - which I love!!! Plus Whisper White, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Real Red and Summer Sun cardstocks. For ribbons, there are white organdy, black grosgrain and linen thread.

Several stamps sets are used here as well: Crazy for Cupcakes, Oval All, Sweet Serendipity, Say it with Scallops, All Holidays and Embrace Life (this was used to stamp in the chocolate).

Stamping in chocolate is a bit tricky. First you have to sanitize your stamps - several gals on the SCS forums helped me out with that. Wipe down well with rubbing alcohol and then clean well with dishsoap and toothbrush. I applied a bit of vegetable oil to the stamp to keep it from sticking to the chocolate. Chill your chocolate, then with a heat gun melt it just a touch till you see a sheen. This is like 3 seconds, seriously. Then I carefully pressed the stamp into the chocolate and lifted. Here you might have to ease the chocolate off. Next go clean your stamp again.

I went through SEVERAL Hershey's bars to get one image to look halfway decent. But it was fun and yummy!

Have a great day and thanks for visiting!!!


1 comment:

  1. What a cute chocolatey set! YUM! Love all the patterns, it has a fun rich feel!


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