18 August 2018

Bearable - Distress ink watercolour

It's nice telling someone how much they mean to you. My card features a House Mouse stamp, a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co, paper from Graphic 45, and a stitched die from Lawn Fawn.

Putting It Together

I started out thinking I was making a baby card and ended up with a masculine card. 

I stamped the image with dark brown ink and watercoloured it with Distress ink on Montval paper.

I chose the background paper before I started colouring, but, while working on the layout, I found the perfect sentiment that turned my original plan on its head. The sentiment "You make my bad days bearable" was just too perfect for this pair. I'm not sure where I got the ribbon from. I have a mysteriously large amount of it, too. It might be retired Stampin' Up.

The ribbon is 2 sided, statin and more of a grosgrain. I decided the more textured grosgrain side was a better fit. I made this as a side opening card. I added just a strip of scrap from the plaid inside but otherwise left it blank for a personal sentiment.



House Mouse and Friends: Stitching
Watercooler Wednesday: Masculine
The Paper Shelter: Dies
Crafty Gals Corner: Ribbon
Crafty Friends: Anything Goes


  1. Super cute card Rijacki :-) the little mouse with his bear is adorable and I love the plaid paper and sentiment, perfect! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge
    Lols x x x

  2. Your card is sooo cute, Kate! Love this image which fits so well with you choice of background papers and colours! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  3. This is beautiful, love your creative work and also thank you for joining in my challenge theme of Stitching, Real or Faux /Anything goes , current challenge and good luck in the draw. .
    {aNNie}Designer for House Mouse and Friends ♥ HOUSE MOUSE

  4. Super adorable cute mousey card..gorgeous soft colour combo perfect card for our Stitching theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us @ House Mouse & Friends mon chall.

    mousey hugs Christine x

  5. So gorgeous Rijacki and how fitting is that sentiment sweetie !! Thanks for playing along with us at HMFMC and good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Love this cute watercolored House Mouse card. It's so sweet. Love that sentiment, too. Wish I had it! Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. [Bunny]

  7. Awww, such a sweet card. Love the image and you have colored it up beautifully. Thanks for joining the fun sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.


  8. Such a cute card Rijacki! Looks like you and I just made the challenge still by the skin of our teeth :-)

  9. Hello darling... So nice to see you join us in the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" Challenge. Come always and play with us, it's always good to have you with us !!! Good luck!!!

    Claudia Martins - DT (Crafty Friends Challenge Blog's)

  10. Such a cute little mouse! Thanks for joining at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge!

  11. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Beautiful colouring. Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  12. It is nice to tell someone you appreciate them! I am so sorry this comment is so late. I have been having computer issues and have not had access to the internet. Anyway, I wanted to you to know how darling your card is. You created the perfect setting and details for this fun image! I hope you will join us again at THE PAPER SHELTER! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely work!


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