Friday, February 22, 2013

Hot Chocolate

This week on the Daring Cardmakers it's my turn to set the challenge and as we're still in the season when a big steaming mug of hot chocolate is a welcome and warming temptation I came up with this one:
Hot Chocolate
I'd like your cardmaking to be inspired by yummy, scrummy chocolate. 
Anything Chocolatey goes - colour, favourite centres, hot chocolate drinks, chocolate cake, chocolate bars, boxes of chocolates etc. 
 I'm really sorry if this makes you feel a bit hungry ;)  but I hope you'll still have some fun creating even if you can't really eat what you make!

I decided to stick with the Hot Chocolate drink for my card and made this:
Materials and Tools
Smooth white card blank plus spare for tag and white square
2 shades purple Bazzill cardstock
Red Glitter card, red Seam Binding, Purple button
Dark Brown paper for upper wording
Wording on tag is pc generated
Craft Robo to cut the cup, spoon and "sending you"
Tiny heart punch
larger heart is hand cut

This would have been much easier and less bulky if I'd remembered to the sachets of hot chocolate - luckily I found this one lurking at the back of the drawer - it's a bit bigger and bulkier than those I had in mind but beggars can't be choosers!
I used a ball tool on the upper layer of the cup, and in the centre part of the spoon to get some realistic curvature to the shapes
I did want to keep the design quite "clean", but maybe I should have added apanel of patterned paper across the card behind the cup.  Problem is purple can be a really difficult colour to match and even harder to photograph so maybe I was just being a coward....

The first of the deliciously chocolatey ideas from the DT are on the DCM BLOG now, but there will be more to come - it's been one of those weeks when we're all up to our eyes in "life"  hehe - which is also my excuse for not having blogged more this week....

Right, I have visitors coming to stay   here for a few days so I need to do some *whispers* housework
Back soon (hopefully) with more stuff to share


Sharon (glitterangel) said...

I love the chocolate in a mug idea, it's really sweet x

Angelnorth said...

What a lovely gift/card - the sentiment is perfect!

Miri said...

What a cute idea! I love it when a little gift is already incorporated. And I'm sure that the card still looks lovely ... once the chocolate is gone =)

Traceyr said...

What a great card to receive if you are feeling under the weather or need cheering up.

Wonderful idea Kathy and yes I am hungry now. haha.