Happy Cocoa Day .
I made this cocoa project for the Winter Coffee Lover's Bloghop.
I made a little snowman tag, that can be an ornament after the hot chocolate is gone.
The snowman, and his hat were free hand cut. Yep, he is all my handywork. I embossed the snowman and distressed with antique linen distress ink. I punched eyes out of black cardstock. I free hand cut a carrot nose out of orange cardstock and I used a white colored pencil to make the lines on the carrot. I used a thin black marker to make his smile. I die cut the "holly" leaves and branches. The berries were flower stamens, that I colored with a red sharpie marker. I stamped and fussy cut the cup and embossed the snowflake on the cup.
The ribbon and thread started out different colors. The ribbon was pink and the thread white. I colored them with the red sharpie marker.
The plaid background was made using STAMPloration's ARTplorations Plaid maker stencil.
I used the stencil and distressed inks to make the plaid that you can see in this next photo.
I have three used tea bags on this tag. Two were plain, but on one I used mahogany distressed ink. I glued the three tea bags between the top and bottom layers of the tag. I thought they made the little cup stand out The snowman is popped up on paper springs to give him dimension.
I finished the tag off with three glittery snowflakes, twine, silver ribbon and a packet of hot cocoa.