02 August 2019

Sweet Friend - Distress marker

Having a sweet friend over for lunch, you accept that friend as they are. My card today features a House Mouse stamp and dies from Sizzix, MFT, and Simply Defined on a masculine card.

Putting It Together

My sweetie loves skunks so I am always looking for skunky stamps. I found this one at a garage sale sponsored by a local scrapbooking store. It was a wood-mount stamp that I demounted by simply pulling the rubber and foam from the block.

I stamped the image with Slate on watercolour paper and then coloured it with Distress markers.

I trimmed the image panel and added a white frame with a lightweight white cardstock to look like a photo.

I did a dry fit with a plaid background paper and dies. One of the challenges I wanted to enter with this project is using photo corners. I don't have any 'real' photo corners so I used a die to cut some from heavy black cardstock for an old-fashioned look.

I didn't pop anything up on this card to make it flatter for mailing. I used a kraft cardbase to blend with the colours in the card.

Inside, I added a strip of scrap from the plaid and added a Unity Stamps sentiment stamped with Slate.



House Mouse and Friends: House Mouse with other animals
Outlawz Crash Your Stash: Photo Corners
Creative With Stamps: Masculine
Tuesday Throwdown: Furry Friends
Penny's Paper-Crafty: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes


  1. Kate, I love this card! Poor little mice have to hold their noses while politely eating with their "friend" Pretty colors and coloring too. Also like how you made it look like a photo on your card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge and joining the fun. Nicely done.


  2. Oh how sweet is this friend card. House Mouse stamps are just too stinkin' cute! Pun intended! :-) Thanks so much for joining us at Creative With Stamps for this month's Challenge, Rijacki.

  3. Kate, check out the winners post for Challenge 296 at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge,


  4. Your card is really fantastic. Thanks a lot for joining us at our Dad or Masculine Challenge by
    Creative with Stamps Challenge
    Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Hugs and greetings Angela DT


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