Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

Hello everyone… I am back today as the Growing In Unity Girl. For the next 5 days, I will be sharing with you projects featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. And for this Growing In Unity Day 4, I have a hot cocoa mixed media one layer card to share with you.

And if you have not yet seen the other projects, you can check them out: Unity GIU Day 1, Unity GIU Day 2, and Unity GIU Day 3. Don’t forget to leave comment on each day blog post to have chances to win the giveaway!

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I use Unity Kit Of The Month: January 2017 and October 2017 to create these one layer cards today. And the background die is from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorationsBoth Unity Stamp Company and STAMPlorations are Super Sponsors for the Coffee Lovers Winter 2017 Blog Hop.

First I cut the Arteza Watercolor paper 12″ x  9″ into 4 card background panels. Then, I stamped the hot cocoa cup and sentiment on those panels, with Versafine Onyx Black using Mini MISTI, such a great tool to do multiple stamping!

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I colored the edge of the cup with Arteza Real Brush. This brush pens can be use just as is, but also can use them as watercolor brush. One of my favorite coloring medium right now 🙂

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

You can just use regular watercolor brush to pull the pigment out, but on my card, I used the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Brush Pen to pull out the pigment. This technique is fun for watercoloring, you’ll get a beautiful sparkly glittery watercolored image 🙂 Check it out:

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

Then I squeezed some of the Snow Write On – texture paste on my craft mat and using the Pick Me Up tool, I added the snow texture paste on each of those marshmallow for puffy texture on them. This fake snow texture dries pretty quickly.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

You can stop here by adding the panels on card bases with strong glue and leave them as they are. And you will have a set of one layer sparkle cards. Or you can continue to the next step how I finished my cards.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

I added some watercolor splatters on the background using Blue My Mind Inklingz from Shimmerz Paints with fan watercolor brush.

When the watercolor splatters dried well, I run each panel through my diecutting machine with the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations. This die trim the panels into 4.25″ and 5.5″ front panels. I added them on card bases and tied them up with Blue Twine from Doodle Bugs – Christmas Twine Set.

Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card


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And… for all those who are coffee loving cardmakers and papermakers… you are invited to this special blog hop event at Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog:


Date: Friday, Dec 8 – Friday, Dec 15

When: 6:00 am Pacific (9:00 am EST)

Special Events:

December 13th – National Cocoa Day

December 15th – International Tea Day

Let’s gather all your coffee/tea/cocoa supplies and get crafty for this fun blog hop and link up party. It will be so much fun, lots of inspirations, and also… TONS OF PRIZES to win!

I hope these cards today inspire you to create with Unity Stamp Company today! Come back again tomorrow. Thank you so much for stopping by today and may you all have a fabulous day!

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93 thoughts on “Growing In Unity Day 4: Hot Cocoa Mixed Media One Layer Card

  1. What adorable cards! I’ve never seen the Sparkle brush before – that really adds a finishing touch to your card. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute, cute card! Love the coloring of the mug, the splatters, and the use of the die cut to make it look as if you stitched it. The blue twine adds to it to. I have my own ideas for this stamp when I get to order it. I post to the FB page cuz can’t remember my password.

  3. It is great to see the different products and techniques you have been using to give pizzazz to the stamped images! The marshmallow texture is so innovative!

  4. This is SUPER sweet, Helen. Looks good enough to drink. I love it. Those marshmallows are genius! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards and Happy Little Stampers WC.

  5. Adorable card Helen! Love the delicious looking cup of hot cocoa with the textured marshmallows! Love the addition of the blue twine at the top. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour!