Thursday, March 31, 2016

Mice Job!

Wait!!! March is over! When did that happen!  It seems like time flies by faster and faster every year. The good news is this means winter is pretty much over and spring is growing strong!

On the Stampendous Design Team we are already thinking about the holiday designs we will be creating soon for our July Catalog!!! But enough time for that, this week, and next week, we are featuring the House Mouse & Friends stamps combined with one of our stencils to create lots of fun cards and projects for you. 

This hop is based on the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. So for you to be entered to win you must play in the challenge. No commenting is considered an entry to win prizes. 

Three entries from the House-Mouse and Friends Linky gallery, chosen at random, will win 1-House-Mouse Designs® Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamp, 1 – Large Dreamweaver Stencils Background Stencil, and 1 – Jar of Embossing Paste. This contest is open to everyone!!

Design teams from the following groups are creating projects and posting on their blogs during the challenge period.

House-Mouse and Friends Monday Blog Challenge

Woodware Craft Collection Stockist (UK distributor) website

Woodware Blog

The Stencil Specialists (AUS distributor)

The Stencil Specialists Blog 

Today I've combined the Handstand Cling Stamp (HMCH03) with the fun Opto Checkerboard Stencil (DWLJ915)  on this card:

HMCH03 Handstand Cling Stamp
SSC1216 Beary Mice Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

DWLJ915 Opto Checkerboard Stencil

My Colors Cardstock - Grasshopper, Cafe Ole
Copic Sketch Markers - W0, W2, W4, E42, E93, B60, YG03
Memento New Sprout Ink
Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine
Foam tape
Buttons Galore
Craft and Mini Glue Dots
May Arts Ribbon

Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of green cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2:  Place the Opto Checkerboard stencil on the big platform of the die cut machine, spritz a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with a fine mist of water and lay the paper on the stencil, place the rubber embossing mat on the paper, then 2 new cutting plates and run the stack through the machine
Step 3: Remove the stencil, swipe the New Sprout ink pad over the embossed image until you get the amount of color you want, trim to right along the design on all sides
Step 4:  Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of brown cardstock and adhere the embossed Opto Checkerboard to the mat then to the card front
Step 5:  Stamp the saying on a 1/2" x 1 3/8" piece of white cardstock, swipe the edges with the New Sprout ink, mat on a 5/8" x 1 1/2" piece of brown
Step 6: Stamp the mouse image on a 2 3/8" x 3" piece of white, and color with Copic markers
Step 7:  Cut a  2 1/2" x 3 1/8" piece of brown cardstock and adhere the mouse image to the mat
Step 8: Use Glue Dots to attach a brown ribbon across the card about an inch up from the bottom
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the mouse image, and then adhere the saying to the corner of the mouse
Step 10:  Thread white floss through two green buttons and attach them to either side of the mouse along the ribbon using Mini Glue Dots

There are lots more great House Mouse & Friends designs on these blogs today:

Louise Healy

Enter your challenge project on the House-Mouse and Friends blog post for HMFMC #215 Use Stencils HERE!

Happy Creating,


Sabrina said...

Cool background and very cute card!!

Viki Banaszak said...

I love your card! The stenciling is perfect and the coloring is perfect.

Stampendous said...

Oh, this is a cheerful card Louise. The background adds great whimsy to go along with your cute acrobatic mouse. Thank you for sharing your creativity today!

Janis said...

Great choice of stencil for the background! So cute.
<3 J

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