4 February 2009

Valentine project DT

We don't celebrate Valentine's day on 14th of February. We do on any day. :)) For example today. :))
This project has 3 origins:
1. When I made some box templates, I had an idea of a heart shape box.
2. I want to make truffles since ages. Mályvacsiga recently sent me a a good recipe of it.
3. As a member of Simon Says Stamp DT I chose SWIRLS ALIGN Exclusive Set to work with.

So the brainchild was assembled: "Let's make a heart shape box with Simon's stamp on it and fill with truffles." Below you can see the outcome. Box + truffles + card as a bonus.

Papers: BasicGrey Blush Romance and Stella Ruby, K & Co Hannah,
red cardstock;
Making Memories red ribbon
Simon Says Clear Stamps SWIRLS ALIGN Exclusive Set
button, ink

There is a part of my favourite poem on the card:

"Warm water's running, there's a bath by and by!
Here is a towel, now get yourself dry!
The meat's on the oven, and you will be fed!
There where I lie, there is your bed."
(Attila József: Ode -Envoi
Translate: Ozsváth Zsuzsanna and Frederic Turner)

You can follow box creation steps here:

Recipe for truffles:
20 decagrams of dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids
1.5 decilitres of heavy cream
Bourbon vanilla powder
30 grams of butter
small size orange peel chips (outer skin only) -optional
a small amount of alcoholic drink -optional

Boil cream with vanilla powder, set aside and let cool.
Melt chocolate with butter over steam. Add chocolate, orange peel and alcoholic drink to cold cream and mix them. Pour it into a form. (p.e.: heart shape)
Put to refrigerator to harden for a day. Take out from form and roll in cocoa powder.

My card and box are for Basic Grey's Hearts challenge.


Digi Free said...

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thescrappywife said...

Beautiful! Thank you!

Bev said...

Fabulous project
hugs Bev x

Dawn said...

Wow this is stunning!

Chris said...

A wonderful Valentine gift, I love your heart box and matching card and the truffles look delicious! Glad you could join the BasicGrey challenge this week. Chris x

Rica said...

Gorgeous work. Beautifully done box and those truffles look scrumptious. Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey - hugs Heather xx

scrapnnMO said...

Love your beautiful box and card! ♥

Kristen said...

What a wonderful Valentine's Day gift! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the truffle recipe too. Thanks for playing at Basic Grey Challenges this week!

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous box and card and fantastic colours, Great demo!!! Thanks for joining us this week with the Basic Grey Challenge, HuGs Kim :D

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