Wednesday, 7 December 2016

WWC97 - Joy To The World!

I love the sketch which Penny Hanuszak has chosen for this week's challenge!  It's fun and easy to imagine lots and lots of different cards based on the sketch.

The hard part was narrowing it down to one.  With the introduction of the new Stitched Shapes Framelits, however, I knew I would have to use one of those.  I've been wanting some stitched framelits for ages.  And wouldn't one of those little mice from the Merry Mice be perfect inside one of the ovals?  (As you can see, the card was making itself by this time.)  I looked at the little singing mouse and immediately knew that the musical notes images from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper would be the perfect match.

As you can see, I carried the colours from my little mouse into the layers of the card.  My base is the Heavy Whisper White with a layer of Pacific Point on top (embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder).  The Garden Green patterned paper is also from the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper selection.  And, of course, the matte for the musical notes is cut from Cherry Cobbler.

I wanted my sentiment to reflect the Christmas season and also give a nod to the song which my little mouse might be singing and so I used the very handy Labeler Alphabet stamp set to put together the "Joy to the World" at the top right.  Heat embossing it using White embossing powder really made it "pop" against the Pacific Point, didn't it?

I hope you'll check out the other wonderful cards created by the Watercooler Artists at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.


  1. Heidi this is such a great Christmas card. I love the stitched oval you used to frame your cute little mouse, and the way you used the colours from the mouse to complete the rest of the card. Awesome! Your sentiment is perfect!

    1. Thanks so much, Penny. I'm wishing we had a few more sizes (a bit larger) of those stitched shapes. Yes, I know, never satisfied. :)


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