Monday, August 7, 2017

Harvest Mouse- Wishing You A Harvest of Blessings

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a card designed with the Harvest Mouse stamp set from My Favorite Things™.  

I have owned this stamp set for quite a while but this is the first time I had a chance to create a card- I just love the sweet mouse images with the sentiments in this fun set, don’t you? 

I incorporated the MFT #344 Sketch Challenge along with The Paper Players #356 “TheGreat Outdoors” Challenge and the Just Add Ink #371 “Just Choose Two” into the design (I chose Pets and Designer Paper).  

Personally, I have two cats but mice are sometimes pets as well, right? Just not in my house- onfortunately, they would be "dinner" for my kitties :-) 

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenges yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- fabulous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Using the Big Shot™ with the MFT Blueprints #13 Die (stitched frame), die cut a piece of plaid designer paper with just the bottom portion of the die. 

2). Use the scalloped frame die from the MFT Blueprints 20 Die to die cut a piece of white cardstock.  Layer the two together and trim to fit the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card base.

3). Trim the piece of coordinating designer paper to mount onto the gray card base and layer the designer series paper panel per the sketch.  Add a few vertical strips of scraps layered onto gray cardstock for the remainder of the sketch layout. 

4). Use the MFT Harvest Mouse dies to cut out pieces from white cardstock and stamp the coordinating MFT Harvest Mouse images using the Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink (heat with a heat tool).

5). Use a combination of alcohol and water-based markers to color the images.

6). Die cut the banner for the sentiment from white cardstock using the MFT Blueprints 20 Die, stamp the sentiment using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and heat set with a heat tool.  

7). Finish off the card by adding the button with the twine to the sentiment and layering all of the pieces onto the card front with dimensional foam.  For the eye, use a small pin to add a bit of Gloss Black Nuvo™ Crystal Drops.

Stamp Sets: Harvest Mouse (My Favorite Things™)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Garden Green, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Pear Pizzazz; Spectrum Noir™ Alcohol Markers- BGR1, CT1, DG2; Nuvo™ Gloss Black Crystal Drops

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper- retired Murfield 

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT Blueprints #20 and #13 Dies, Tangerine Tango button (retired SU!), misc. scrap twine

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope all of you have a great week!


Jan said...

This is so super cute Julie! Your plaid paper background is the perfect wintery backdrop for your sweet scene! Your little mouse is adorable and I love how you have arranged the sweet treats to surround him. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Claire Broadwater said...

Julie, this is just adorable! I love the plaid background and your fabulous scene you created! Lots of sweet treats to keep that little mouse happy! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Jaxx Crafty Creations said...

Such a sweet creation Julie. I adore the patterned papers you have chosen and your colouring is beautiful. Love all the little details you have applied, especially the stitching around the sentiment and your button and bow addition are just the cutest. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink x

KimB said...

Julie this is adorable! I love your little mouse among all this bright autumn leaves, such lovely colours against the patterned paper. Thanks for joining at Just Add Ink this week.

Joanne James said...

What a sweet mouse peeking out from the autumn leaves Julie - paired beautifully with the plaid background paper too. Not sure I'd want a pet mouse, but this one is cute! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

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