Friday, January 31, 2020

A Chocolate Moose for Valentine's Day

Happy Friday!  Who doesn't like chocolate mousse?  I know I do, it's one of my favorites!  It's Jeanne today with a chocolate moose - the kind with antlers, but just as sweet as the kind you eat.
I thought I would make a Valentine's Day card for my husband that wasn't so pink, red or "girlie".  I started with the moose from the Arctic Moose & Polar Bear die.
I cut him out of chocolate brown, beige and black cardstocks, then assembled him.  I used some brown ink to shade his hair and antlers and to give him some depth.
Then I chose my papers.  I liked the striped paper with the coordinating small flower paper.  Although I could have used the pink or blue for the base of the card, I went with the beige.
I cut an A2 panel from the beige and used the largest Stitched Rectangle die with the small floral paper, the third largest square from the Stitched Squares die with the striped paper and the middle die from the Nested Circle Scallop dies in white.  I cut chocolate brown panels about 1/8" larger than the rectangle and square so I could frame them.
I added some brown polka dot ribbon to the floral panel and used foam dots to pop up the square with the scalloped circle and moose.  I thought the wooden heart and flower fit the theme without being too feminine.
I stamped my sentiment in chocolate brown ink on a strip 3 1/8 x 5/8 inches.  I mounted this to a strip of the chocolate cardstock 3 1/8 x 3/4 inches.  You can see where I made trim marks on the left side.  I glued the strip directly to the panel and added a matching enamel dot.
I am certain my husband will love his chocolate Valentine's "moose".  (I may have to make him a dessert one as well - LOL!)


Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

So cute and the punny sentiment is a perfect Valentine wish

Pam MacKay said...

Very creative love the chocolate moose!

Sukie said...

Super cute card! I love the sweet sentiment you used! The chocolate moose is adorable!

Janja said...

This is so sweet!