Ahhhh!!! Hot Chocolate...
The other day. I was making hot chocolate and some pumpkin spiced chocolate cookies with my daughter and the inspiration hit me...what if I made a hot chocolate bug using the latest Mug dies from Lawn Fawn. That's when I came across the Tiny Gingerbread stamps and I think that is what sold me on it. I had the idea of these little gingerbread people jumping into a cup of hot cocoa and swimming, playing and just having a grand time.
A little spa treatment please!
To start off I die cut out my solid and hollow mugs out of solid white cardstock. I used the metallic gray for the spoon, brown for a solid mug and silver glitter cardstock for the smoke tendrils. For the brown cutout I also used the Ocean Wave Accents to cut half way down the mug and a small wave cut inside of the mug piece to create a small opening.
Next I worked my background on a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of white cardstock. I blended together Milled Lavender and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide. Using Picket Fence Distress Ink, I blended in some stars with the Hocus Pocus stencil. I also added some star stitching with the Just Stitching Star Dies. This really added a nice touch. Once completed I adhered the background down onto my card base.
Now I started to put together my main piece. using liquid glue I glued down the brown cut out to the white solid cut out. I left the top of the brown cut out without glue so that I could slide in the spoon behind it Using foam tape I adhered down the cut, centered on the card.
Using Antique Linen Distress Ink, I added some color to the mug outline on the lower portion. I then adhered that down to the mug piece. I stamped out my gingerbread people and colored them in (E31, E35, R39, E93). Once finished I die cut them out. Using the sentiment in the same pack, I stamped and embossed it with white powder on a strip of black cardstock, angling the end. I placed my a gingerbread man under the die cut waves, one on the spoon, one on the handle, two on the sentiment and one jumping in. I also adhered down the steam tendrils to finish it off.
Here is what the finished product will look like.
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