Dessert Therapy

Dessert Therapy

Dessert Therapy in green, brick and brown wwwDSCN9319

Join us for a new challenge over at Perfectly Rustics!  This fortnight, the challenge is to include the word “remember” or “remembrance” on your project (

The stamp I used on my card project that contains the word “remember” is from the Stampin’ Up “Hang in There” stamp set.  For my desserts, I used parts of a digital paper called “32 Desserts Digital Collage Sheet” by boxesbybrkr that I purchased on Etsy (see listing HERE). Card stock used was Gina K Faded Brick, Christmas Pine, a piece of brown polka dot scrap from my stash, and a few two-sided sheets from the Momenta “Euro” pad (lot 20472 R4).  I used Gina K dark chocolate ink for all the edges and versamark and Gina K dark chocolate embossing powder to stamp the sentiment.  I used a die from the Spellbinders Artist Trading Cards set to cut out the sentiment panel.  (This card is 5″ x 7″ which allowed me to use many layers without getting too crowded.)

I did three versions of this card before deciding on my “final” one above.  The first one I did is here:

Dessert Therapy in browns wwwwDSCN9456

(It’s an A2 sized card.)  For this version, the desserts I chose were from a digital paper called “32 collage from a set of  “Vintage Old Paper French Patisserie” by Needful Things Shop on Etsy (see listing HERE) which I cut using a Creative Memories circle punch.  Card stock used was Gina K Dark Chocolate and a few two-sided sheets from the Momenta “Euro” pad (lot 20472 R4).  The print is actually vintage postage stamps, but I really liked the colors and pattern, and with most of it covered up, you can’t really see the actual images!  I used Gina K dark chocolate ink for all the edges and versamark and Gina K dark chocolate embossing powder to stamp the sentiment.  I really liked the vintage dessert images and the colors on this one, but I was not so sure the sentiment’s font really went with the rest of the card!  Hmmm…

The problem was that the font was too whimsical for such a vintage look (I thought) so I looked at several more “dessert” choices and found the cartoon-like ones that I ultimately used.  My second attempt is the one is the one pictured above.

In addition to better dessert images, I also thought the polka dots gave it a whimsical feel, but I wasn’t sure if the dark colors were the best choice so I tried making a third version with a completely different color scheme.  (This third card is another A2 sized card.)  Here’s my third version:

Dessert Therapy in pink and blue wwwwDSCN9408

For this card, I used  Tim Holtz Stormy Sky and Spun Sugar distress inks for the edges and Gina K Blue Denim ink for the sentiment.  The blue card stock is from the DCWV Neutrals 12 x 12 stack, and the solid pink is Core’dinations April Lovely.  The striped paper is from the Recollections 6 x 6  All Girl paper pack, and I used Copic Marker R81 to color my pearls pink to match my project.  The desserts are from the same digital sheet by boxesbybrkr mentioned above.

I like this pink and blue version also, but I think I like the larger version with the polka dots the best! What do you think?

Now it’s your turn!  Create a project that includes the word “remember” or “remembrance” and enter it in the Perfectly Rustics “Remember” challenge.  I can’t wait to see your creation!

Over at the Mod Squad Challenge blog, the challenge for this week is Tick Tack Toe where we are to select a line of 3 techniques from the tick tack toe board to create a project.  Here is the board:

Mod Squad Challenge Tic Tac Toe

For my card, I used techniques from the first vertical column on the left.  I sponged the edges of my panels with Gina K dark chocolate ink, I heat embossed the sentiment with Gina K dark chocolate embossing powder, and I used polka dotted patterned paper for my mats and one of the banners.  The sponsor this week is Gina K Designs so I get a bonus entry since I used Gina K ink, card stock and embossing powder.    (Sadly, this site is no longer active.)

Over at Use Your Stuff, the challenge is to use paper strips on our project. Thin strips or thick strips, a lot of strips or just a few – it’s up to us.  Because we all have lots of paper scraps laying around just begging to be used, they are challenging us to put those scraps to use on our projects!  For this challenge, I entered the pink and blue version! (

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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6 thoughts on “Dessert Therapy

  1. I like all three of your versions. The sentiment is so cute and love a the desserts you paired with it. Great designs. Thanks for entering the tick tack toe challenge.


  2. This was a fun and different challenge, don’t you think? I love all three of you cards, but if I had toick, I would pick the one that you did too. I love the details and the design and the colors. A great card, love you sentiment.


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