Sunday, August 14, 2011


The challenge at House-Mouse is to make an ATC. I'm cutting it pretty close with time, it ends in a couple of hours! But here it is, with its cute little mouse. :)

I had lots of fun making this! Originally, the purple cardstock did not have the embossed design on it. I stamped a border image from "All about borders" by Inkadinkado over and over in clear VersaMark. Then I put clear embossing powder and in some places clear with glitter ("Diamond Sparkle" by JudiKins), so that all the ink was covered. Then I embossed a couple of times, applying more embossing powder time (it sticks to the still-hot embossed image). The top of the ATC has been embossed more times, that's why the lines are fatter. I love the way it came out. :D

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I could not get it to photograph sharply, no idea why.. :/

The string for the balloon is some twine colored with Distress ink, and covered in glue so it's not hairy and sticks well.

Thanks for stopping by!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - Party Mouse; Recollections - Doodle birthday
  • Inks: Memories - black; VersaMark; Distress - spiced marmalade, worn lipstick
  • Stickles: orange peel, lime green, golden rod
  • Cuttlebug folder - With love
  • Embossing powders: Denami - clear, JudiKins - diamond sparkle
  • PrismaColor pencils
  • Scotch dot roller, 3-in-1 Beacon's glue

Monday, August 1, 2011

Scenic Postcard

Today I am sharing a postcard. It is very simple - no ribbon, no gems, just a stamped and colored image and glitter. :) And since it's a postcard there's no "inside". I did not decorate the backside, it only has writing and a postage stamp on it.

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You can see coloring really well in the above picture, but I had trouble making the glitter show. So here are some additional pics where you can really feel how much Stickles I put on there. :) It was really fun!

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It really glistens a lot in the sun... But it's pretty tough to capture that on camera! 

Thank you for stopping by. :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: Northwoods - Forest sunrise and stream
  • Inks: Memories - black
  • Stickles: fruit punch, lime green, waterfall, golden rod, cinnamon, burgundy, 
  • Paper: Bazzill
  • PrismaColor pencils
  • Scotch dot roller