Monday, October 10, 2011

A Star on Top

I am trying to get started on some of my Christmas cards earlier this year (anything before Dec. 15 is earlier).  I have so many beautiful Christmas papers and cardstock so I am going to make all different kinds this year instead of just one that I make about 40 times.

Who could resist this little guy from House Mouse.  I stamped him in black and colored him with Tombows.  I cut the image out with a Spellbinder die and layered it on green.  I cut out a metallic gold ornament top with a sizzix die to give the look of an ornament.  I layered this on some lovely red decorative paper that is layered on gold metallic and green. 

Across the top I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create the border, and then I sponged the pine with ink and ran some gold ribbon with gold wired weaving down the center of the border.  I added a green flourish on the side of the ornament and added holly leaves (Martha Stewart punch) and jeweled berries.  After punching out the leaves, I sponged all the edges with ink and used a stylus to shape them.  I used a glitter pen to add touches of sparkle.  The final touch is a very sparkly bow at the top of the “ornament”.

E. Marie

This card was entered in the following challenges:
Delightful Sketches – Make It Dimensional (Holly Leaves)
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Sparkle and Bling
CES Challenge #57 – Seeing Red
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge #53 – Anything Goes  
Craft Your Passion Challenge #78 – Anything Goes/Twist-Ribbon 
Flourishes Heavy Metal Challenge FLLCOCT11 – Heavy Metal Challenge (Gold)
One Stop Crafts Challenge Week #152 – Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #133 – Distressing
Totally Paper Crafts Challenge #87 – Animals
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #88 - Let's See Those Leaves
Whoopsie Daisy Challenge - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #54 – Sketch Challenge


Flutterby Trina said...

Awwwww he is just so cute! Love the colours you have used! thanks for playing along with us this week at Top Tip Tuesday with our sketch! Good luck and hope to see you again soon! x

Anonymous said...

Awwwww another fun card for our Challenge this week! Great Job! I so love it when people make more than one entry too! thanks, love these HM images and love the way you used the sketch too! again thanks 4 joining us this week for another card @ Top Tip Tuesday for our Sketch Challenge, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

Karin said...

Very cute image and I love the traditional red and green for Christmas!

April said...

This is adorable! I love it! Your card is wonderful.

Hugs, April

Maggie's Crafts said...

Love it!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday this week.


Gerlinde said...

So cute! I can only make 10 of any Christmas card myself - then I get bored and SO many other ideas pop in my head! I love House Mouse!

Lisa M said...

Completely adorable and festive! Love the shimmery bow and that greenery!

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Caroljenks said...

Another great take on the sketch - I love how you interpret the sketch and come up with something that looks so different yet fits every aspect - very clever.
Gorgeous card - love the image :)

Thanks for joining in with our Sketch Challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us next week you could win an extra prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

Carol x

Linda Loew said...

Marie I love what you did to the housemouse. That is a great STARt to your Christmas Cards.

Elizabeth Hart said...

Lots of work on the great details on this card. The image of the mouse is just delightful. Thanks for sharing this fun card with us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wow! What a richly Christmas colored card! I just love how it was decorated!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Stampalicious said...

Very cute mouse, love the card, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Feebsy said...
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Feebsy said...

You're right, no one could resist this cutie. Your card is wonderful, I love the added detail.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Céline said...

gorgeous christmas card
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline Dt member

NancyD said...

Very, very nice Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. NancyD

Joanie said...

Great Christmas card love the mouse in a star! Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy, Joanie

stacy morgan said...

Awwww... This house mouse is totally sweet. Darling card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Heavy Metal Challenge.

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CES this week....good luck! xx Jenny xx

Craftyanny said...

Pretty as a picture, I love HM and you've did a fab job with this one:)
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi E Marie

What a gorgeous card so cute!

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


bettand said...

Wow what a festive little mouse. Love the way you've surrounded the image with branches and a bow and completes the whole christmas look. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Janneke said...

What a great card ;o)
Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday challenge ...