05 April 2017

Martini Mice

Little mousies looking for a bit of a snack at the bottom of a glass. Cheers!


Putting It Together

For this project I used another one of the stamps I got from the gift card I won for the House Mouse challenge a few months ago. Three little mousies helping each other to get a bit of a snack left behind in a glass.

I stamped the image with dark brown and then painted with Distress Ink and waterbrushes. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to the ribbon for a bit of sparkle and white Gelly-roll pen on the edges of the glass to make it more 'glassy'. I then cut the panel using a Spellbinders matting die. 

Core'dinations Black Magic paper has a black treatment on one side. After embossing it with the folder, sanding the black side reveals the colour beneath. I chose the black and dark red to give the card and old-fashioned martini lounge feel. 

I dry fit the panel with the image and the die I planned to use. I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple and supportive of the story in the image. 

I die cut the 'cheers' from a mottled mercury glass paper because I didn't want the gold to be too bright or too perfect. I think the texture in the gold adds the right touch. Before die cutting it, I added adhesive sheet to the back to make it easier to add to the panel.  I used foam mounting tape on the image panel to pop it up for more impact. 

I stamped a portion of the stamp inside the card to give it a bit of detail when opening the card.


House Mouse and Friends: Food and/or Drink
The Crafter's Cafe: Make Us Laugh
Vilda Stamps: Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More: Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door: Anything Goes


  1. Cute inside and out. I love the way you made the glass look. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday challenge. Bunny - Guest Designer

  2. Beautiful card Rijacki. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  3. So very cute, I love that tiny tongue licking it's lips. So glad you shared with us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

  4. How sweet!Love it! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Challenges.
    Hugs, Mary xx

  5. Cute card with a great background!
    Thanks for entering our VILDA challenge!
    xxx Margreet

  6. This is such a Darling card! Thank you so much for joining our challenge over on the Vilda Stamps Challenge Blog! DT Mindy

  7. Wonderful image. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Make Us Laugh" challenge.

  8. Gorgeous card Rijacki :-) the image is super cute and your colouring is fabulous! I love the dark embossed background too, stunning! :-)

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

  9. Adorable image and great design...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week
    Zeljka DTxx

  10. How cute are these guys, super design great image & take on the food/drink chall theme.

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

    smiles Christine xx

  11. Such a cute image and I love the sanded background.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Made by Helen{My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  12. such a sweet image and fabulous coloring - thanks for sharing your project at Addicted to Stamps and More


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