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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Today it is my husbands' birthday and every year among his gifts there is always at least one box of Licorice Allsorts as everyone in the family knows they are his favourite sweets, so when I spotted this stamp from Darkroom Door I knew that I had to get it to make his
card with. I started by stamping the sweets image onto a piece of white card with Memento tuxedo black, and then coloured it with Coloursoft pencils, trying to match the colours to the real thing. I then cut it out and mounted it onto black card leaving a small border. I stamped the base card with a swirl from a Chocolate Baroque stamp set, Nature Swirls, with Brilliance Lightning Black ink and wrapped a piece of orange ribbon across it before mounting the main image on foam pads.I stamped the sentiment that came with the sweet stamp and cut it out with a nestabillities label die.I'm not sure which one, I think it may be 16. I cut one the next size up in black to make a mount and added it to the card and finished it with tree tiny black gems on the ribbon.I kind of wish I hadn't  stamped the swirls in the background, but it had looked a bit stark without them. Hubby liked it anyway which was the reason for making it.I would like to link this to the following challenges.Anything Goes Challenge Blog.-A Real Sweetie.
                Make it Monday- 64-Anything Goes
                Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog-Birthday
                Stampin With the Dragon- Food for Thought.


  1. I think your card is just perfect. I almost forgot about this candy. It was always one of my favorites while growing up!! I agree, you needed the background stamp to make the candy "pop." I saw your post on MIM and had to stop and visit.

  2. mmmmm allsorts! one of my hubby's favourites :) Saw you on MIM.

  3. Hello Jean!
    I saw your card on Make it Monday and had to stop by and tell you how beautiful it is!!

  4. Mmmmm mouthwatering... Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

    P.S. Visit my blog to see some candy – I have some Digital Scrapbooking softwear up for grabs, all you have to do is comment on my post.

  5. Super card, they look good to eat, the colouring is fantastic.
    Yvonne x

  6. Lovely card Jean and great stamp, the colours look perfect. Dianne.

  7. Hi Jean, what an unusual stamp! First time I've come across it - great one tho. Would be brilliant for my father-in-law, he loves them too! Great card and hope your hubby had a good day. Thanks for joining in with us for our birthday celebrations at Sweet Stampin. Sarah

  8. Love the sentiment and background paper....very nice card!!! Thanks for joining us at SSCB!!! ;)

  9. Gorgeous creation, thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  10. Oh my goodness, what a wonderful idea for hubby's birthday card!! And how amazing to think that a stamp has been made of it in the first place!! Bet hubby loved it & I hope a great day was had! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  11. What a sweet creation! Smiles.

    This one has made me chuckle - what a clever idea. :0)

    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

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