I haven't made many cards over the last couple of years for lots of reasons none of which are particularly relevant to blog-land but I have decided I really ought to try and get back on track. I have managed to finally post some of the cards I have managed to make over the last couple of weeks and today I actually made a couple of cards.
it wasn't all smooth running though, I decided I would enter the house mouse challenge with my one and only house mouse stamp (really ought to invest in more I can just never decide which as they are all so super cute). I made my die cut base and then stamped the image, first try not so good think my ink was a little dry or on strike from not being used in a while, so I flipped the base over and tried again and got a lovely print that time.
I started to colour with my promarkers and another problem, I used one of the limited edition colours from one of the seasonal sets and like a couple of the others from these sets the ink just pooled out onto the page, this was a green one that did it but I have also found it happens with one of the teally blues and one of the reds too. My initial reaction throw it in the bin and start again.
I cut the die base and prepared to stamp and then changed my mind. I retrieved the first image and continued to colour (using a different green) and then fussy cut the image out. I added glue to the back and stuck it to the base but placed some of the falling petals and mice over the edge of the die as if they were escaping the image by jumping.
The colour scheme at house mouse is optionally white ,blue and yellow so after using a magazine freebie blue heart paper base over a white card I added yellow and white ribbon with a hand tied bow and a blue and white blossom flower which I passed through the knot.
The sentiment I think but am not 100% sure is Lotv, as I already had it printed , I mounted on yellow copy paper and added to the corner of the card.
I'm not sure what this card will get used for as with the elements I've used I guess it could be appropriate for all sorts, from a cheer you up card to new job, anniversary to birthday so who knows who will receive it but whoever it is I hope it will make them smile.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
house mouse challenge-anything goes,optional white,blue and yellow
I love promarkers-in the garden
crafting for all seasons-bright and beautiful
the ribbon girl-just add ribbon
glitter sparkle-anything goes
stamping sensations-anything goes with a stamp and die
path to positivity-opportunity
cards und more- summer fun
addicted to stamps and more-anything goes