17 July 2018

Cake Mice - Distress marker

Weee!!  It's a party! Bring on the cake! My card features long retired stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Distress marker, die cuts from My Favorite Things and Queen & Company, and fun paper from DCWV.

Putting It Together

Kraftin' Kimmie has a Facebook daily colouring challenge. I've been using the opportunity to mostly colour up images I haven't used before. 

I got this long retired stamp at a recent garage sale sponsored by a local scrapbook store. I stamped it with Marvelous Mocha on heavy watercolour cardstock.

I used Distress markers and a waterbrush to colour it up.

On another day (while I was ill), I coloured up another stamp by the same artist. I've had this one in my stash a while and have actually used it before. I used most of the same colours as I did for the first stamp so I could use it as an "after" image. Because I wanted to use the image inside, I stamped on a lightweight student-grade watercolour paper.

Side by side of the two images with my Distress marker list shows a bit of difference in how the papers absorb colour.

I used a retired Queen & Company die to cut a balloony frame for the mice with cake.

I used the MFT balloon die to frame the Cake Overload. I used Distress ink with a blending tool to add a bit of colour to the edges.

I cut more balloons from scrap paper and stamped on white scrap bristol before assembling my card.

Inside, I added the Cake Overload and cheeky sentiment.



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  1. Super cute~fun and colorful card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. OMG so cute and I love the inside sentiment/image! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Birthday’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  3. Such a fun card. The balloons behind the sentiment really make the sentiment pop. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    DRU DT

  4. Hello…. You have made a lovely card…. Thanks for entering your happy birthday card into the ‘Food/Drink’ challenge at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck in the draw and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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