Monday, June 6, 2011

Hot Chocolate Tag

Hot Chocolate Tag

Technique: Stamping

Holly Cheer Cocoa digital stamp
watercolour paper
Tim Holtz Distress Inks:
* Sage Green
* Aged Mahogany
* Vintage Photo
corrugated card

blending tool
aqua brush
corner punch
eyelet setter
Big Shot die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Alterations
* Tags and Bookplates die

The details haven't come up as nicely in the photo as I would have hoped, but this really is a lovely tag.  The combination of rustic corrugated card, with the lacy scallops on the edges, the soft vintage colouring from the distress inks, and the hand made 'designer paper' featuring the word chocolate, it all fell into place beautifully.

Create the base tag and a square book plate out of corrugated card using your Big Shot and the tags die.  If you have a sizzix and don't have the tag die yet, it's awesome!  If you don't have a sizzix or similar you can cut a tag from corrugated card manually.

Print or stamp your image onto water colour paper.   Using an aqua brush and the distress inks listed, colour in the mug of cocoa.  When finished, cut your image out.

You can download the word art I created here.  It's nothing flash, simply the word chocolate in a font called Everyday Ghost repeated down the page.  This part didn't pick up well in the photo, but it's repeated in a very pale sepia colour except for the word that is framed by the book plate, which is in a dark brown.  I printed this onto a piece of linen card, used the punch to create the decorative edges, and then aged them with vintage photo distress ink.

Chocolate Background Paper

Once your components are complete, its a simple matter to glue the layers in place.  Set the plate into place over the word chocolate and secure with co-ordinating eyelets.

I made this tag especially for the Winter Wonderland Challenge this week, the theme this week is "The Foods of Christmas".


  1. A gorgeous food related creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  2. I love this tag, hot chocolate is my favourite drink in the winter I love the colour combination you have used. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda