It's lashing snowy rain at the moment here in Northern Ireland so I thought it was time to work with one of my favorite Cocoa digi's, De"light"ful Cocoa. I love burning candles to give a warm glow on long dark winter nights and I can almost smell the Christmassy cinnamon fragrance when I look at this cute Cocoa image! It's Crazy for Cocoa month over at Sweet and Sassy Stamps so don't forget to pop over and take a look while all Cocoa clear stamps and digi's are 10% off!
I popped Cocoa up on a doodled frame and used today's sketch challenge at Splitcoaststampers using some of my favorite October Afternoon dp's. I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress inks, even the image, just to tone down the brightness of the colors. And to keep that retro/vintage look I dyed the twine because I find it tones down the bright white of the twine and makes it look like it's been in a trunk in Grandma's attic for the last 50 years! You can find a fabulous selection of twine at Sweet n' Sassy Stamps. I used a mix of Copic blending ink and Y21 ink for this. The sentiment is from a fabulous set called Poppies and Greetings. If any of you have Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags dies, a lot of the small sentiments in this great set will fit them perfectly. I don't normally sew on my cards - our house is so small that I have to keep my portable machine in a closet, but because it was out for some other sewing, I stitched between the panels.
October Afternoon dp
October Afternoon buttons
Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags die
Ranger Distress Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen ink
SU Real Red cardstock
Black fine line marker
Such a sweet and pretty birthday card Bridget. Love the fun colors and the buttons. Sweet Cocoa is... well... super SWEET! :o)
Its so adorable, and I love the way you ran the twine thru the buttons! Love the colors!
Sweet n Sassy stamps are so cute.
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