08 July 2017

B-day Mouse


Celebrating with a Mouse who's just waiting to share his jelly beans for the birthday party.


This birthday card features a House Mouse and Friends stamp with Distress inks and Perfect Pearls.


Supplies


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Putting It Together

I love the cute House Mouse and Friends stamps so I was quite happy to find one at a recent garage sale hosted by a local scrapbooking shop. 


The only downside, wood mount. Since I frequently use watercolour cardstock and it has a bit of a bumpy texture, I prefer stamping with my Misti because I can do a double stamp if I don't get a clean impression the first time.


But, the stamping fairies loved me and gave me a clean impression. I had used a dark cocoa ink to combine with the colouring.


I used Distress ink and waterbrush to colour the Mouse.


For the frame, I started with a small white panel that I secured to my work surface with washi tape.


I covered the panel with Mustard Seed using a blender.


I then covered the panel with a stencil and added Carved Pumpkin.


I brushed on Mandarin Perfect Pearls.


The  sparkle on the orange is quite remarkable in person.


I die cut a frame from the panel I just made. I die cut the mouse panel to match the oval. I also cut an oval frame of orange fun foam. I dry fit them together and giggled with glee when it matched the idea in my head.


I added a bit of grass to ground the mouse.


I die cut a lace doily quarter from yellow value cardstock and dry fit the mouse oval. I loved the look.


To add a little more sparkle, I used a Mister and sprayed the doily quarter with Confetti White Perfect Pearls.


I die cut balloons from a scrap of value cardstock and used them as a mask to add a couple balloons to the inside of the card. I used the blender to add Carved Pumpkin by brushing from the outside going in.


I used Multi-Medium matte to adhere the doily quarter and stamped the sentiment with Tangelo Twist from Stampin' Up, using a stamp from Stampin' Up.


I added strings to the balloons with Black Soot Distress marker but otherwise left the inside of the card empty.





Challenges

House Mouse and Friends: Yellow and/or Orange
Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Dies R Us: Layers
Happy Little Stampers CAS: Birthday
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers with Dies: Anything Goes

10 comments:

  1. I adore how you've created your layers and the colours you've used. So bright and happy! :)

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  2. Super cute mousey image creative design lots of sparkle, fab take on the chall theme

    Thanks for sharing with us at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge

    Smiles Christine xx

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  3. Your Mousey project is adorable and so cute, thanks for entering into our challenge this time, please join us again. {aNNie} GD for House Mouse and Friends

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  4. Oh what a sweet creation! Great coloring and fun design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Layers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  5. Such a sweet image and a great way to frame the cute chap.
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

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  6. Such a cute card and great tutorial. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We are looking forward to seeing more of your creations.
    Kathy
    DRU DT

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  7. That mouse is just adorable. I love that you decorate the inside of your card. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  8. Super cute card and love the stamp (I have it, too) and of course the yellow is a favorite of mine...fabulous tutorial! Thank you for joining us at Dies R Us for our challenge!{Nellies Nest}
    Diane DRU DT

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  9. Too darn cute...so in love with your sweet critter! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Happy Little Stampers.

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  10. Beautiful card! Your coloring on the mouse is gorgeous and I love the use of the dies for the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies!

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