I have a brand new House Mouse stamp that is perfect for our "All About Occasions" Challenge. And this time I was able to "marry it up" with one of my favourite Stampin' Up! Specialty Designer Series papers, the Feels Like Frost. I hope you love the results as much as I do!
Isn't that a fun image? I love the way the mice appear to be swinging on top of those bells, hanging from the snow-laden branch above. For this card I used a base of Heavy Whisper White and added a matte of Night of Navy.
I stamped the adorable little House Mouse image onto a piece of Mixed Media paper using my Stamparatus. I left the paper attached with the magnets and proceeded to paint the bells using the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. Once that had dried, I inked up the bell images again, avoiding the mice, and then stamped the lines back onto the bells. I love the results, don't you?
I used the Stampin' Blends to colour the mice, the ribbons, and the details on the bells. Of course I had to fussy cut the images and it was simply impossible to cut each hair that sticks out around those sweet mice. I therefore used my Basic Black Stampin' Marker to ink only the hair around the mice and stamped that where I intended the images to be on the Designer Paper. You can see how well that worked once they had been glued down. It looks as if the entire image was stamped in one piece, doesn't it?
I also used the Shimmery Crystal Effects to add sparkle to the snow on those branches. It adds more dimension, not to mention the pretty shimmer.
Since I had a strip of the Designer Paper left over, I used it inside the card, adding a wide strip to the left side and a very narrow strip to the right. I think it makes a perfect border for the sentiment, don't you?
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I've entered my card into the following challenges:
House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #304 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #106 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas Challenge #8 - Anything Goes