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Jul 8, 2010

Say it with Chocolate and Orange

Hi, It's Friday (well in Australia) and time once again for the Annabelle (Say it With...) challenge.  This time we had to create projects using Chocolate and Orange.    These are YUMMY colors together.  I decided to use one of the new release sets (Floral Silhouettes) for my card.  However before I give you the recipe I will tell you this was not the first card that I made for this challenge.
It had been suggested we create some Christmas in July projects and someone joked about trying to use the color challenge for a Christmas card.  So I decided to see if I could create a Christmas card using (Chocolate and Orange) this is the result.  What do you think? It's quite different but still very festive and I like it.

Next is my other card which is a bit more "normal" use of these colors.  As you can see I used the same colors for both cards with the exception of the Cameo Coral on the 2nd card.  Isn't it fun to see how you can create to very different cards using the same stamps and papers!

Card One - Stamp set: Wise Men - Annabelle Stamps
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip,  Close to Cocoa (why did SU retired this color) Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal. Designer Paper is from an old DCWV pack that I've had for a long time. 
Prisma Colored Pencils, Circle Nestabilitie Dies, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon,
Punch - EK Success
Chocolate Pearls & Orange Jewel (Annabelle Stamps)

Card Two - Stamp Set: Floral Silhouettes-Annabelle Stamps
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Cameo Coral and Apricot Appeal
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Cameo Coral
Nestabilitie Dies, Punch EK Success, Chocolate Pearls (Annabelle)

Stop by the DT members blogs to see what they did with this color combo and if anyone else tried to do a Christmas card with them.


  1. LOVE both of your cards Ida!
    Love the way you 'popped' your image in your Christmas card and the star with the gem really stands out, love it!
    LOVE everything about your second card!

    Have a great weekend, Take care,
    Kylie X

  2. Way to go Ida! What great cards.
    I love the large scallop on the first and the popped up image too.
    The second card really showcases the pretty Floral Silhouette set and the punched strip with chocolate pearls is just perfect.

  3. Your cards are great! I love the Christmas one, that set rocks! And I love the second one too, very elegant! Beautiful cards, as always!

  4. I agree, why not to use a different color for Christmas! It turned out gorgeous, Ida! Love the inside too!

  5. Yummy cards Ida!!! You have been busy!! Hope you have a lovely weekend. x

  6. Both are fabulous Ida, I love them!

  7. Just fabulous Ida, you did a great job

  8. I love that you took the CC in this direction...awesome! And Colleen looks so durn cheery, doesn't she?