And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cocoa Kind of Day!

It's a Cocoa kind of day!  Although it's very cold here...burrrr!....and a perfect morning for some hot cocoa, I've been dabbling with another kind of cocoa...Sweet 'n Sassy's Cocoa the Mouse!  These stamps were perfect for two of the challenges at Splitcoaststampers this week...Taylor's Sketch Challenge and Hannah's Sew Beautiful Ways to Use It Challenge.

Creative Nugget:  My first Cocoa card was made for SC368.   Cocoa was colored with copic markers and was fussy cut out and popped up on a spellbinders heart and scalloped heart Nestie.  Each panel of DP was layered onto True Black card stock...I do love my black!  Each layer was placed on the white panel, but not attached, to get the correct placement for the sentiment.  This was then put through the Big Shot with the Canvas Impression plate to give it some subtle texture.   All layers were attached to a Lemon Tart card base.  Baker's twine and a button were added as well as some liquid appliqu√© on some of the kernels of popcorn.

Creative Nugget:  My second Cocoa card was made for today's "Ways to Use It" challenge, WT358.  We were to use either faux or real stitching.    The Echo Park DP was messy stitched around the perimeter of the card onto True Black card stock (I know...there's that black again!), and zig-zag stitching separates the three panels. This was then attached to a Select White card base.  Sew cute Cocoa was again colored with copic markers and cut with a circle nestie and layered onto a Labels Three die.  Kaiser pearls were colored with a yellow copic and attached to the corners of the die.  A sentiment banner and button tied with gingham ribbon were added to complete the card.

I've just realized that both cards use similar colors...bright and cheerful! Hope you've enjoyed today's post...Thanks for stopping by!  Now I think I will go grab a cup of HOT Cocoa!


Cocoa's Popcorn Recipe
Stamps:  Cocoa's Tasty Treats (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Lemon Tart, True Black, Select White, Bitty Dot Basic DP (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), DeLovely DP (Cosmo Cricket)
Accessories: Heart and Scalloped Heart Nesties (Spellbinders), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (SU!), Button, Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Baker's Twine (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Liquid Applique (Marvy), (Copic Markers Y8, Y11, Y15, R00, R20, R24, R 27, R29, R37, R39, C1, C3, C5

Sew Thoughtful Recipe
Stamps: Sew Happy Cocoa (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Old Paper Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), For the Record Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Circle Nestie, Labels Three Die (Spellbinders), Sew Mini Sewing Machine (Janome), Button (PTI), Gingham Ribbon (SU!), Kaiser Pearls, Silver Spica Glitter Pen, Copic Markers Y8, Y11, Y15, R00, R20, R24, R 27, 
R29, R37, R39, C1, C3, C5

1 comment:

Chrissy D said...

Two ADORABLE cards!!! Love these!