Sunday, March 27, 2011

Flying Into Spring

I found this adorable House Mouse stamp and just had to play with it.  The temperature dropped and it rained all weekend so I really wanted to make a card to remind myself that it really is Spring.  My sister in Omaha, NE was actually getting snow so I try not to complain.  Hopefully when you see this card it will “warm” your heart like it did mine.

The card base is white and then I added a layer of green.  On top of this I used some beautiful floral cardstock from K&Co.  A dear friend of mine had just posted on her blog how she has such a hard time using certain papers because she loves them so much, but the whole reason you buy it is to use it.  This was one of those papers for me.  I ran it through a Cuttlebug folder and sponged a little pink around the edges and over the butterfly images.

In the center I started with my House Mouse design stamped in dark brown on white cardstock.  I colored it with my Tombow markers.  I rounded the corners and layered it on a pink layer, then a green layer.  Both were cut out using Spellbinder label dies.  I layered this onto the front of the card, tucking a lovely pink flowers behind it at the top and added a jeweled flower in the center. 

The sketch I was using showed that I needed something from side to side across the center image.  I did not want to cover up my cute little mice so I added a pink jeweled swirl to add to the look of their flying up through the air.  At the end of the swirl I added another jeweled flower.  I needed something in both of the top corners but did not want just two little dots, nor did I want it to be too noticeable and take away from the center of my card.  I decided to add a small green button in each corner and then added some small pink pearls on each side of the buttons.  My last touch was, of course, glitter.  I used my Sakura Glue Pen on the embossed swirls, edges of the silk flowers, and the wings in my image.  Then I added Bubble Gum Semi Transparent glitter [G1088] from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  It was the perfect final touch.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
CES Challenge #29 – Die Cuts
Crazy Catz Weekly Challenge #75 – Pearls and Swirls
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – Buttons plus Embossing
DYSU Challenge #12 – Sparkle and Bling
Flutter By Wednesday’s Challenge #147 – Anything Goes plus Butterfly
House Mouse Challenge #91 – Welcome Spring
Phindy’s Friday Challenge #49 – All about Animals
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #62 – Sketch and Sparkle

The Shabby Tea Room Week #53 – Bingo (Buttons, Flowers, Glitter and Punches, Flowers, Gems)


Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Sweet card! I love all the pretty bling! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room this week.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh goodness...I LOVE how you used the crystals on your card...very creative! Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge!

Dot said...

Cute image and I love all of your sparkling. Thank you for joining our spring challenge at House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.
Hugs Dorte, March GD

Sadilla said...

very cute card, and great interpretation of the sketch! =)
thanks for palying at the pixie cottage


A beautiful card,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz on this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Anne said...

How pretty and lots of lovely bling. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

Denise and Louise said...

Very pretty card and cute image. Love all the gems and sparkle. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

WencheP said...

It's beautiful, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the image!

Thanks for sharing with us at CES this week, good luck!
hugs shell xx

Adrina said...

Beautiful, those mice are so cute and I love your pink jeweled swirl!!
Thanks for joining The Pixie Cottage this week.
Adrina XX

Sheena said...

A gorgeous card - love your use of gems. Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

princesskitten said...

What a wonderful image - love all the bling

kitten DYSU team

Kat said...

Great card, love these cute mice. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Marcy said...

Adorable card. I love all the glitz! Thanks for playing along with us this week at DYSU.

Sondra said...

I don't remember seeing this one this weekend. I love the bling! Bet it really is gorgeous in person.

salma said...

how you used the crystals on your card...very creative! Thanks for sharing with us this great challenges......
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