Monday, August 7, 2017
Harvest Mouse- Wishing You A Harvest of Blessings
Today I am sharing a card designed with the Harvest Mouse stamp set from My Favorite Things™.
I have owned this stamp set for quite a while but this is the first time I had a chance to create a card- I just love the sweet mouse images with the sentiments in this fun set, don’t you?
I incorporated the MFT #344 Sketch Challenge along with The Paper Players #356 “TheGreat Outdoors” Challenge and the Just Add Ink #371 “Just Choose Two” into the design (I chose Pets and Designer Paper).
Personally, I have two cats but mice are sometimes pets as well, right? Just not in my house- onfortunately, they would be "dinner" for my kitties :-)
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenges yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Using the Big Shot™ with the MFT Blueprints #13 Die (stitched frame), die cut a piece of plaid designer paper with just the bottom portion of the die.
2). Use the scalloped frame die from the MFT Blueprints 20 Die to die cut a piece of white cardstock. Layer the two together and trim to fit the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base.
3). Trim the piece of coordinating designer paper to mount onto the gray card base and layer the designer series paper panel per the sketch. Add a few vertical strips of scraps layered onto gray cardstock for the remainder of the sketch layout.
4). Use the MFT Harvest Mouse dies to cut out pieces from white cardstock and stamp the coordinating MFT Harvest Mouse images using the Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink (heat with a heat tool).
5). Use a combination of alcohol and water-based markers to color the images.
6). Die cut the banner for the sentiment from white cardstock using the MFT Blueprints 20 Die, stamp the sentiment using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and heat set with a heat tool.
7). Finish off the card by adding the button with the twine to the sentiment and layering all of the pieces onto the card front with dimensional foam. For the eye, use a small pin to add a bit of Gloss Black Nuvo™ Crystal Drops.
Stamp Sets: Harvest Mouse (My Favorite Things™)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Garden Green, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz; Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- BGR1, CT1, DG2; Nuvo™ Gloss Black Crystal Drops
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper- retired Murfield
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Blueprints #20 and #13 Dies, Tangerine Tango button (retired SU!), misc. scrap twine
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope all of you have a great week!