House Mouse stamps are one of my favorite stamps to collect. The problem is I add them to my stamp shelf but never seem to use them. I did not even realize how little I used them until I set up my stamp room in my new house and they sit almost right in front of my craft table. Now they catch my eye more often and I try to reach for them more, especially when I want something a bit more “cute”. Who can resist them?
I know so many people that have birthdays this month that I decided I better make a few more birthday cards. This House Mouse image is perfect for what I wanted. I used a Spellbinder label die to cut out the card, using a white card base but covering it with pink polka dot cardstock cut out with the same die. Before attaching it to the card base, I ran some wide yellow satin ribbon around it, tying it in a bow on the front. I don’t use a lot of wide satin ribbon but had seen so many beautiful bows with it lately. I had just bought this and decided to try something new.
I stamped the image in black and colored it with my Tomboy markers. I wanted lots of bright colors. I used dimensionals to pop it to the front after cutting it out with a smaller label die and sponging the edges with blue ink. I used a Sizzix die to cut out my tag from light pink cardstock and stamped the sentiment on the front in bright blue. The “5th” is not part of the original sentiment – I added it with some letter and number stamps. I sponged a bit of pink ink around the edges and attached it to the front of my bow and popped a homemade flower to the top. To add a bit of bling, I added blue jewels across the top and one in the middle of the flower.
Not sure who I will send this to but I can’t think of a better way to say Happy Birthday than by word of mouse, especially an adorable House Mouse.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends Challenge #97 – Adorn with Jewels
Stamp Challenge – Something Punched
Aifactory Challenge #084 – Use Something New (wide yellow satin ribbon)
Charisma Cardz Week Challenge #23 – How “Old” Are You/Show an age
Crafts and Me Challenge 38 – Stamp Something
Do You Stack Up Challenge #23 – Birthday
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #40 – Handmade Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 97 – Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Ribbon, Tags
Ooh La La Challenge #81 – Happy Birthday
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #73 – Sketch and/or Shape It Up
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