Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello! Today is Mother's Day in the US, and the card I'm sharing was made for this holiday. I made it using a sketch from Peachy Keen. The theme color was purple (my favorite!), so it's mostly purple. :) The main image is from House-Mouse. Aren't the little mice so cute, using the tea as a jacuzzi? :D As always, it was colored with Prismacolor pencils. :) So, here's the front of the card:

The teabag tag pops up, and the string is made from a piece of twine. There's also some Diamond Glaze to make the tea shiny and watery-looking. However, that didn't show up well in pictures. :/

The dry-embossed candy serves as design for both front and inside. I figured it would fit well, even though the candy is from a Halloween embossing folder set. But candy is so perfect with tea! :) And here's the inside:

The butterflies were heat embossed with a clear powder, so they are raised and shiny. It doesn't show up well in pictures though. :( And, of course, there's some stickles framing the white writing space.

That's all. :) Thanks for stopping by, and happy Mother's Day to all moms! :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Products that I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - we're "mint tea" be together; Sarah Phelps - lucky ladybugs 
  • Ink: Memories - black; ColorBox Chalk - warm violet
  • Stickles - lavender
  • Diamond glaze
  • Crinkle ribbon; twine
  • Heat embossing, powders: Denami - clear
  • Dry embossing: Cuttlebug - mini monsters
  • Prismacolor pencils; fixative
  • Thin double-sided tape by Be Creative

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mouse Game Night

Hello! :)

This yet another easel card. I really enjoy them lately! I used a sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp, and had some fun picking out papers to use (I wanted to do it in shades of red). :) This card is for a friend of mine, and whenever I visit her we end up having a game night with cards and board games or a jigsaw puzzle, so I thought the little mice playing cards would be perfect. :)

This is how it looks when it's completely folded:

The bow is actually two bows, both from crinkle ribbon. I just inserted the green one inside the red one, after both have been made separately.

I free-handed the "Happy Birthday" with a white Sakura pen, since I don't have many sentiment stamps and could not find one that I wanted to use. I am really happy with how it came out. :)

As always, the stamp was colored with Prismacolor pencils. And the dentist mirror has some Diamond Glaze on it so that it looks more like glass:

And here it is in its easel form:

The strip of flowers on the bottom was done with Glitter Ritz micro glitter. I masked it with a flowery ribbon to get the design. :)

The inside is very simple:

That's all. :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Products I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - card sharks; Inkadinkado - doodle flowers 
  • Ink:Memories - black; ColorBox Chalk - warm red
  • Stickles - golden rod
  • Glitter Rits - regal red, sand, cool highlight
  • Diamond glaze
  • Crinkle ribbon
  • Hanko paper (the flowery quarter-circle on the front)
  • Dry embossing: Sizzix - checkerboard
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Thin double-sided tape by Be Creative
  • Sakura white pen; Faber Castell PITT artist pen, black

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Blossoms and Balloons


Today it's another easel card. I really like how they can be propped up for display, so I tend to make them lately. :)

The stamp I used is a digi from A Day for Daisies, and this is my first time using one of their stamps. It's a cherry blossom, and doesn't it look so tender? I just love the way it's drawn! :)

I used a sketch from Digi Doodle shop as my inspiration.. However, I didn't make it early enough to enter the challenge. Buuuut here's how the front came out: 

In its easel pose, the card looks like this:

Too bad I didn't have a blue ribbon to use instead of the purple one so it would match the bottom blue part.. :( On the inside, however, it looks a bit like a landscape, with the ribbon as the grass, then the sky, and the hot air balloons. :)

Overall, this was a really fun card to make, I loved it. :) Thank you for visiting! :) 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Products I used:
  • Stamps: A Day for Daisies - Blooming cherry branch; Hero arts - Past times
  • Inks: Memories - black; ColorBox Chalk - pink pastel; Distress - vintage photo, broken china, peeled paint; VersaMark clear
  • Stickles: fruit punch, waterfall
  • Denami clear embossing powder
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Crinkle ribbon, vellum
  • 3-in-one Beacon glue
  • Art-C bead mix (ATC-707)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Too Many Jelly Beans...

Hello! :) 

Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend's birthday. It was lots of fun! Although coloring the jelly beans took forever - I kept missing some and had to go back and color more even after I thought I was already done. I love the stamp though.. So cute! 

It is an easel card, but here is the picture of how just the front looks:

I used a sketch from Willow Sketchie for the layout and the photo from Peachy Keen stamps as inspiration for the colors. At first, I had some trouble figuring out how to incorporate the dark violet color from the photo, but then it all came together with the beautiful Hanko paper with flowers and the dark purple crinkle ribbon. :D

Aaaand here it is propped up like an easel: 
(I just realized that I should have taken this picture from an angle... Next time!)

I put Diamond glaze over the jar so that it looks like it's made of glass. It's such a large surface for putting a layer of Diamond glaze over it! I was really worried that I'd get bubbles or it wouldn't be even, but it came out nice. :) 

Finally, the inside of the card has been decorated with some ColorBox Chalk inks in shades of purple. I also put in a white space in the middle for the text to go there. The yellow strip is mounted with a thick double-sided tape so that it can hold up the front of the card like an easel. :)

That's it. :) Thank you for stopping by! And Happy Valentine's day to all. :)

Also, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Products I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - Sweet sensation
  • Inks: Memories - black; ColorBox Chalk - pink pastel, warm violet
  • Stickles: orange peel, purple
  • Diamond glaze
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Hanko paper (the one with purple flowers)
  • Crinkle ribbon

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mice Gone Trojan

Hello! :) I haven't posted in a long time.. But I have been working on some stuff. Here's a card a friend of mine asked me to make for her. It's supposed to be a thank you card that is USC (University of Southern California) and football themed. Their colors are red and gold, so those are the prevalent colors on the card, too. :D

Here's the front:
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The stamp that I used was not USC themed. It was actually "Party Animals" by House-Mouse. But with a little coloring and fitting a Trojan hat over separately over the image... (Trojans is the USC mascot).. It became very much USC-themed. :) The red part of the hat is actually 3D, too, made with Flower Soft. :)

And here is thanks to my apartment-mates for giving me the idea to make "USC" a part of the little mice's the party hats' coloring. :)

The grass, too, is not just color pencils. It is fun flock, so it's a little fuzzy. :)

And here's the inside:
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I tried to make the top part look like a football. Evidence would be the stitching on the inside and the two yellow stripes on the outside. And, of course, the shape. :D

The sign, "Fight on", I carefully free-handed, outlined with Stickles, and then filled in with Diamond Glaze to make the letters glossy and darker than the background. :)

That's all for now! Thank you for visiting. :)

Products I used:
  • Stamps: House-Mouse - Party animals
  • Inks: Memories - black
  • Stickles - golden rod, star dust
  • Diamond glaze
  • Fun flock - tree green
  • Flower soft - meadow (colored dark red with acrylic paint)
  • Prismacolor pencils
  • Ribbon