Hello Friends, How are you today? It’s Kathy from The Daily Marker and I am back for another installment of Inspire Me Monday.
I am crossing my fingers that you will enjoy todays post. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and my goal is to make it meaningful with a sweet treat for my loved ones. Chocolate covered pretzels are easy to make so I thought I would show you how I like to make them with a video today.
You can also see the video here in HD. If you like the video a thumbs up is always appreciated :)
I wrapped the plastic baggie (gallons size) around the pretzels and taped the sides down to make tidy little bundles like you see here.
Pre-cut card stock was scored and a window was die cut.
I am not the measuring type so I took a quick snap of this in case you might ask and hope it helps. Usually I just sorta wing things.
These pretty olives from the Olive & Oak Expanded stamp set will be turned into Valentine heart berries to decorate my packaging.
Before I began I wanted to do a quick test to check my colors and to see if turning the olives into hearts would work.
A fine tip Sharpie marker is Copic-friendly and doesn’t bleed. I drew a heart right on top of the olive and used a white gel pen to cover up the shading on the olive just above the heart.
You can see how it the tip of the “olive” is white now and it makes it easier to see the heart.
I didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring since the packaging will probably go straight in the trash. Add a line of brown on the leaves.
Then... add some yellow on top of that brown line and adding more yellow to the other parts of the leaves.
Add some green...any green for that matter.
Now it’s time to color mash with an "0". Go over the entire leaf with the zero and it will blend all of the colors.
If you really want the image to pop and have more time trace over the image again with that sharpie marker. Add a white highlight line with a gel pen. Add a coat of glossy accents on the heart shaped berries when you finish them all.
Since these are for my family I wanted to add some blue around the image to make it pop more. First I traced around the image with BG02 and traced around BG02 with B00. To fade out the line from B00 I traced one more time with a very light color or you could use the "0" but, I used BG0000.
(read this to a non crafty friend and they will wonder what the heck you are taking about lol)
At first I was going to leave the circle open in the center but decided to add it. I like the way the sprinkles from the pretzels resembles a shaker card. Thanks for letting me share something that I enjoy doing with you today and have a great week.