Thursday, February 10, 2011
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Instructions
Thank you so much for all the kind comments and emails regarding the chocolate covered strawberry project I posted earlier in the week. I provided written instructions below and you can see the video at this link on you tube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLPLwrWNf7k
This was my first every video tutorial so no laughing! It is a bit blurry in places and we will work on improving the lighting for future videos.
I didn't realize that blogger had a video time limit. Next time I will break it up into smaller segments so you can see it directly from the blog.
Thanks for looking,
Strawberry template created by Sherry Blickey (you will need one printed on brown cardstock, and one on red cardstock)
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Bone folder or scoring tool and a ruler
Cardstock: French Paper Company
Flower punches and a scrap of green cardstock
Small piece of green bling
Clear Embossing Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry Glue
3d White Paint
Red Line Tape
dmc floss or string
The How Tos
1. Print out the strawberry template (link in supply list) on red cardstock and either glossy brown or glossy white cardstock (depending on the chocolate flavor you prefer). I enlarged mine 30% on a xeorx machine so that it would hold two Hershey kisses.
2. Cut out the red and chocolate strawberry on the solid black lines with normal scissors.
3. Score the red strawberry on the dotted lines.
4. Dry emboss the red strawberry with the swiss dot embossing folder.
HINT (I always dry emboss after I score to avoid flattening the embossing)
5. Apply redline tape to the flap of the strawberry and form strawberry shape.
6. Punch holes where circles are marked on strawberry template.
7. Add candy.
8. Using dmc floss or string and beginning from the inside of the berry weave the string in and out of the holes.
9. When all the holes have string in them pull the ends tight and ensuring the box closes evenly tie the ends of the string off and clip the tails.
The Strawberry Top
1. You will need three different sized flower punches. Punch two of the largest size and 1 of the middle and smallest size.
2. Using VersaMark Ink or an ink color of your choice distress the edges of the flowers.
3. Layer them together and adhere them with glue dots. Add bling to the center of the top petal.
4. With your thumb undeneath and your index finger on top fold the petals down so that a little well is created.
5. Apply a good dollop of Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry to the well and attach the flower top to the strawberry.
NOTE: You will need to hold the top to the base of the strawberry for a minute or so to ensure a good seal.
Adding the Chocolate
1. Cut out the chocolate layer with regular scissors and score as was done for the red strawberry.
2. Using your scallop scissors remove about 1.5 inches from the top of the template. How much chocolate you want showing is a personal preference.
3. Apply red line tape to chocolate flap and assemble template.
4. Apply Zip Dry glue to the inside bottom and inside sides of template. Place strawberry in chocolate and hold for 1-2 minutes to allow it to dry.
5. Place assembled strawberry upside down in an egg carton, glue dot ring or other circular object. Drizzle white 3d paint in circles on chocolate layer.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow night for the My Pink Stamper Pinkalicious Blog Hop!
Thanks for looking,