Thursday, January 22, 2009

House Mouse #21 & Last Cards 4 Kids

I started out thinking this color scheme would be pretty easy to work with, but ended up struggling with these colors. This week's House Mouse Challenge is to use Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Night of Navy. Don't have the actual SU! papers, but matched as closely as I could. Followed this week's sketch on Papercraft Planet. Used a new Inkadinkado stamp to stamp the base card with blue ink, embossed with clear EP. Coral DP was stamped with the same stamp in rose coral and Fruit Punch Stickles added. Used a corner rounder with a little heart in it. Love Bunny image was stamped with Stazon, colored with Prismas/baby oil, and Stickles in the hearts. Cut out with Labels One that was inked to get the green border, then inked with the rose coral while still in the die. Sentiment stamped with JustRite tiny letters, punched out with SU! Designer Label punch. Inked the edge heavily with olive ink, then embossed with clear EP, attached on foam tape. The little fern was done with a punch.

Stamps: House Mouse Love Bunny, Inkadinkado Flourish.
Paper: The Paper Studio, Hot Off the Press.
Ink: Colorbox Queues.
Accessories: Nestabililities, heart corner rounder, SU! Designer Label punch, fern punch, Stickles, embossing powder

I started playing with this HM image I colored with Prismas/baby oil, Stickles and Liquid Pearls on the heart, and here is where they ended up. :) I used shipping tags. All DP is Basic Grey Bittersweet. Cut out/embossed the image with plain and scalloped oval Nesties. Sentiment from Gina K, cut/embossed with Nesties Tag. Inked around edges of everything, and sentiment is attached on foam tape. The buckle is Spellbinders Ladies Buckles (has tiny hearts on it), cut/embossed, and ribbon threaded through and ends wrapped to back, then whole thing attached to the shipping tag. I stamped To and From on the back. The little hearts on the strings are Cuttlebug dies, with the string sandwiched between two of them, couple of little keys from the same die added. These are my last four I'm sending to Pat for Cards 4 Kids. Blog candy still up for grabs a few posts down; I've added more goodies.
Stamps: House Mouse Monica Romances, Anna-Mae's Valentine from Gina K.
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, The Paper Studio.
Ink: Colorbox Queues, Stazon.
Accessories: Shipping tag, Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, ribbon, Stickles, Liquid Pearls.


Anonymous said...

OMG!! How sweet is this!! I really love your adorable tags!! How sweet!! TFS! :)

Barb said...

These cards for kids are so adorable! Just another reason why I have something special for you here!

Anonymous said...

OOOOO how gorgeous are these!! love what you done with the tags and the image is just the cutest!!
Hugs, Marlene x

6 wacky women said...

Oh Nancy, I just love your HM card!
You colored it beautifully.
Your tags are just adorable. You did an awesome job of them too.

Karen x

Susan (rainy) said...

The House Mouse card is wonderful... doesn't look like you struggled with the colors at all! It looks fabulous. And the little altered tags are so adorable! Love the hearts.

Yvonne said...

Oh, I love those House Mouse images:) The tags are so georgeous! Great work!
Have a lovely weekend:)

Leigh said...

Aaaawwww gorgeous image. Like your layout.

Charlene said...

Good for you to do a Christmas card a week! How smart is that? Love the valentine tags. So cute!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Nancy, when I unpacked your cards and found those adorable little mouse tags I just thought they are the very cutest little guys ever. I thought they would make adorable
bookmarks for children. They are too cute for words. Thanks for all your cards, they are so appreciated. Pat