Friday, January 22, 2016

Elf Brand Cocoa!

I've been playing around with the Print Then Cut feature on my Cricut Explore recently and found this cute Cocoa Sign (Santa's Village cartridge) along with the cup of Hot Cocoa (Yummy cartridge). They were perfect for this week's challenge over at the Die Cuttin' Divas blog - Brrr, Hot Cocoa! The pretty heart border and scalloped circle were both diecut from the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge. I used Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink to ink the edges of the circle and colour the heart border. For my snowflake circles I used a circle punch in two different sizes and used Distress Stain on my craft mat to add a watercolour look to the white cardstock. After I got the look I wanted and dried them I stamped on snowflakes from the Warm Fuzzies stamp set by Pretty Cute Stamps.

I used a new snowflake embossing folder from Carta Bella that I recently picked up, and since I've been following along with the Embossing Folder Fun class by Amy Kunkle over at Big Picture Classes I thought it would coordinate wonderfully with the Hot Cocoa theme! For the front of my card I glued on the heart border and the snowflake circles before running the card front through the embossing folder. This was a good tip from Amy to create 'embedded embossing'. After I embossed I splattered on some Dylusions Spray Mist for a little inky detail.

Inside, I debossed the snowflakes again, using the 'backside' of the embossing folder. I only partially embossed my cardstock, leaving the center opening plain and embossing each end. I added a strip of washi tape at the point where the embossing folder ended. I stamped inside with a sentiment from the Pretty Cute Stamps set Sip Enjoy Relax and used some of the hearts from the negative of my diecut border to add a punch of red to my card by colouring them with a marker.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you are staying warm and enjoying your weekend!

Linked to:
Word Art Wednesday - AG
Die Cuttin Divas - Brrr, Hot Cocoa
Mojo Monday Sketch - #431

DL Art - Thankful Thursday January Linky Challenge


  1. Beautiful card, love the colours! Love how you debossed the inside and left a portion clear to write on! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

  2. Very pretty embossed card,Thanks for playing along over at DL.ART!

    Hugs, Lori m
    DL.ART DT Member

  3. So cute!! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. Oh how cool! LOVE this one too! Another Fab Design!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  5. Wow! This is wonderful! Keeping me warming just thinking about some cocoa! Thank you for joining our “Hot Cocoa” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  6. What a very pretty card!! Love the embossing!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. Elf cocoa very fun cut. Thanks for playing in out Hot chocolate challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!

  8. Pretty card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Die Cuttin' Divas!

  9. The texture on this card is amazing. I love the coffee theme, and the great touches you've added to make it really special. Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us. It means SO much to me. I'm grateful beyond words, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Have a blessed week.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday