Blog Badge_The Three Amigos

 

Hello everyone!

Today is National Cocoa Day in the US! I’m not in the US but I’m close, just a tiny amount of miles apart… :). The important note here is that my heart is celebrating with you, my virtual crafty friends!

What kind of card is the most appropriate for a celebration? I would risk saying a shaker card, and so I have one.

 

wintercoffeeloversbloghop

 

I got a little carried away with sequins. The word COCOA became almost unreadable… I had to shake the sequins away to the opposite side when taking a photo :).

I started using a HA/BG background stamp – herbs n honey star background – a personal favorite, heat embossing with iridescent sparkle EP, and then “smooshing” different colors and inks: Distress, Dylusions, Ecoline, Tombow. Cut the panel with the biggest rectangle from W&W Katharine Cutaways.

 

x-default

After this, using the same die set from W&W, cut two tags, the bigger one from the background to create the shaker window, and the smaller from white cardstock where I stamped this cutie pie from a Spanish brand, “la vida en SCRAP” – Frío de Bufanda is the name of the set. Die cut the letters COCOA from a WPlus9 Folk Art Alphabet Die and a Melody Snowflake from SSS. The sentiment is HA Coffee Cup Tags set.

 

Wish you a warm and cozy National COCOA Day!

 

I’m joining in the fun with a few challenges:

 

THDC 7 – Just look at those colors and pretty images :)!

 

thd7-v5

 

SSS Wednesday Challenge Iced Inspiration – Showcasing MFT products this week. It’s not mandatory; you can use any product from any brand. There is a beautiful inspiration mood board.

 

sss_ice-inspo2

 

Thank you for stopping by.

 

COCOA you warm my heart

20 thoughts on “COCOA you warm my heart

  • 2016-12-13 at 15:57
    Permalink

    Cris, that’s one amazing card! Really, amazing! I love the multicolor smooshing..even more that its partially colored! Then the tags – doubling them is an awesome idea! Love it!!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-13 at 18:52
    Permalink

    Oh Cris… your card is so beautiful and love all the amazing colors, shaker, and sparkly all over. You are super talented and creative 🙂

    And… you warm my heart, my friend! HUGS!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-14 at 02:48
    Permalink

    What a fun design! Love all the pretty colors on your background, AND the snowflakes and sentiment! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-16 at 04:01
    Permalink

    A wonderful shaker card. Great colors and love the little tag too!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-16 at 12:40
    Permalink

    What amazing shaker card!!! I love so much the sparkly and the amazing colors!!!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-16 at 13:10
    Permalink

    What a gorgeous shaker card, I love the colors so so much and that lil stamp is freaking cute, thank you for the inspiration

    Reply
  • 2016-12-16 at 17:12
    Permalink

    A feast for the eyes (and no calories). Beautiful smooshing. Haven’t been around lately, apologies. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season, Cris.

    Reply
  • 2016-12-16 at 18:30
    Permalink

    Love that artsy background. And I love shakers. This is really gorgeous!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-17 at 17:56
    Permalink

    Love the background and the shaker. Fun card!

    Reply
  • 2016-12-29 at 04:56
    Permalink

    this cracks me up, so cute! Thanks for joining us at THD! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

    Reply
  • 2017-01-01 at 07:00
    Permalink

    Love the cocoa & the sparkles!!! Thanks for joining us at The Heart Desires!

    Reply
  • 2017-01-02 at 21:00
    Permalink

    This is so, so pretty! Love all the gorgeous details! Thank you so much for playing along at The Heart Desire Challenge #7

    Reply
  • 2017-01-10 at 18:37
    Permalink

    Cris!! Happy New Year– hope the holidays were fab and thanks for joining us at THD– LOVE this background you created with so many inks and types of them! Captures the bokeh of the inspiration images! Awesome shaker window– sending love from the PNW and see you in January again, I hope, at THD!! xo

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *