Friday, January 27, 2012

A CASual Friday Chocolate Cake

 Today's Splitcoast Free4All Challenge says that is is Chocolate Cake Day!!  So they challenged us to use Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake on a card.  As much as I hate to do this on Chocolate Cake day, I really need to make sympathy cards for our church card ministry.  I originally started out with Cherry as an accent on this card, but I just couldn't get rid of the mental picture of a cherry on top of a rich chocolate cake - so a sympathy card just wasn't happening.  It worked much better for me when I switched to blue.

I also used the CAS-ual Friday sketch challenge.  I knew that it was meant to be when I saw that this week's sponsor is Sweet 'n Sassy and I actually already had pulled out their set Elegant Blessings to use on a classic sympathy card.



  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Elegant Blessings
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Marina Mist
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up embossing folder, Marina taffeta, antique brads, and scalloped border punch

18 comments:

Judy1223 said...

Kim, this is a beautiful sympathy card...love the texture of the embossed background, and the challenge colors are so pretty!

Diane said...

So beautiful. I forgot how much I love the blue and brown color combo. Off to do a little "casing.". Blessings, Diane

Deborah Frings said...

Kim - this is lovely - the colours really work beautifully and I think the image and sentiment are gorgeous. Great work!

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Kim
sue it will be of great comfort

cardsbykim said...

I think you've done a great job with this card, Kim. I need to make some more sympathy cards as well. You've reminded me to dig out my cuttlebug and get embossing! It's been a while for me!

Cathymac said...

Beautiful, Kim! I must add this set to my wish list!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Kim. Great colors and textures. The ribbon treatment looks perfect.

Jenny said...

Right now I'm feeling hungry with all these yummy names for card and ink!
Seriously though, your card is so pretty Kim...love how the embossing mirrors the fillagree cross :)
Jenny x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hi Kim!
It is wonderful how diligent you are in doing cards for your church stall. I am sure God will continue to bless your efforts! Hugs xxx

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous sympathy card, Kim. The blue is perfect with the brown.It's definitely a soothing color.What a wonderful ministry.

Bonnie said...

That embossing folder is so perfect with the stamped cross and the blue is a great accent color!

Jen W. said...

The blue was a perfect choice and I love that one gem and the gorgeous brad.

Pauline said...

So beautiful Kim, love the ribbon and the subtle colours.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely sympathy card.

Lisa said...

This is just beautiful Kim.

Laura Davis said...

This is simply elegant!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous. Perfect sympathy card.

Dana said...

I'm sorry for the reason behind it, but it truly is a beautiful card.
Thanks for joinging us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)