Sunday, 28 April 2013

House Mouse Birthday Card

Hey everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I made for one of my good friends. She loves House Mouse and embroidery so I thought that this image would be perfect for her!

I started out by cutting a shape out on my Cricut from Copic Xpress it blending card using the Elegant Edges Cartridge. I then cut a slightly larger mat out of pink cardstock. Next I stamped my House Mouse image onto the cut out piece of Copic Xpress it card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured the image using Copic Markers. I layered my coloured piece onto the mat and set it aside.
Next I die cut two senitment strips out of pink cardstock using a JustRite Spellbinders die. Using silver peel offs I added a happy birthday sentiment and the recipients name onto the die cuts. 
I then trimmed some patterned paper down to be slightly smaller than my card base. I adhered my focal image so it was central and then I adhered on my two sentiment strips so they were evenly spaced between the focal image and the edge of the patterned paper. 
I threaded some pink bakers twine through four buttons and glued one button to each end of the sentiment strips. I wrapped the ends of the twine around the back of the patterned paper and secured them with a small piece of masking tape. To complete my card I adhered the patterned paper onto my pink card base using a Tombow Mono Adhesive tape runner.

I am going to be entering this card into a few challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show Colour Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge
Cardz TV Cute as a Button Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Birthday Bash Challenge
Addicted to CAS Flower Challenge

I really appreciate your visit and I hope you will stop by again soon!

Until next time,
Lucy x

Supplies: House Mouse 'Mouse Bounce' stamp, Cricut, Elegant Edges Cartridge, Copic Markers, Copic Xpress it Blending card, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, JustRite custom Spellbinders Die, Silver Peel offs, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Buttons, Cardstock, Cricut Doodlecharms Paper