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.


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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.


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


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

  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

  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

  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)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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

  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.
    DRU DT

  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

  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

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

  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!

  11. Your little mouse, so beautifully coloured, has planted a smile allll over my face! Charming! Thank you for sharing this gem in the HLS Anything Goes with Dies Challenge gallery!


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