Little Snowman’s Hot Cocoa – Mari Ko Creations Mid-November 2017 Release

I’m here to share my third card featuring a new release image from Mari Ko. The mid-November release is full of adorable images. You can find the first card here and the second here. This time I decided to keep things simple and let the stamp really take centre stage on the card.

I started by printing out the Little Snowman Has Hot Cocoa digi onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then used a combination of Spectrum Noir and Yosoo alcohol markers to colour the image in. I stayed traditional with red for the snowman’s hat, using the same shades on the hearts on his jumper. I then used greens for the jumper itself.

I added shading to the white areas of the snowman and the trim of his hat using my lightest grey, which is a yellow grey Yosoo marker. I used orange for the carrot nose, and some brown for the stick arms.

I went with dark browns for colouring in the hot cocoa in the cup, then bought in some rich blue to colour the cup itself. Finally I used a variety of browns to add colour and shading to the table top.

I used an embossing pen to fill in the area of the snowflake decorating the cup, as well as the top edge of the cup. I coated it with Wow Cloud-9 glittery embossing powder and heat set it.

Finally I added my sentiment, from Art Impressions’ Merriest Christmas Set, to the bottom corner of the panel. I then trimmed it down and adhered it to my card base.

I’m very happy with this clean and simple one layer card. The image is so lovely and I’m really pleased with my colouring, particularly on the hat. The glittery accents on the cup definitely add a little extra something to the overall look of the card.


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Clean and Simple

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Christmas

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

HLS CAS Challenge – Christmas

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

{PIN}spirational Challenges – Inspiration Image

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Food and/or Drink

The Paper Shelter – A Christmas Card

20 thoughts on “Little Snowman’s Hot Cocoa – Mari Ko Creations Mid-November 2017 Release

  1. What a beautifully designed card. Great result. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina


  2. Awesome card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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