Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Happy birthday mouse

Welcome back to my blog. Today I have a happy birthday card to show you. It is made with an image from the insanely cute house mouse stamps. Aren't they just the cutest thing? I wish I had cute mice like these, preferably ones that like cleaning up after me in my creative mess :)
 
house mouse bday card closeup
 
I have a box with tiny pieces of paperscraps, so I went through it and found five pieces of paper that I thought worked great together. I then got some help from my trusted friend the cuttlebug (which I on occasion call "the cutiebug") to cut out circles using a nesting die. I also made a cardbase using embossed white cardstock. In the lower right corner I cut out an aparture.
 
house mouse bday cardfront
 
I cut out five hearts in the same scrap papers using a punch and distressed the edges of the circles. I then added the hearts using 3D foam tape to create dimension and make them stand out. Then I added the circles to the frontpanels and handwrote "HAPPY" on the hearts.
 
house mouse bday card side
 
Finally I colored the house mouse image using promarker pens in colors that matched the papers. I cut out around the image, used a rounded corner punch and adhered it to the inside of the card. I also added three strips of paper to the inside. 
 
house mouse bday card inside
 
To finish it off I added a handwritten "BIRTHDAY" sentiment and tied the card together with some pink string. 
 
Image: house mouse (I think it's discontinued)
Papers: scraps
Tools: circle nesting die, heart paper punch, promarker pens

Challenges:
Crafty calendar  - anything goes
Creative inspirations  - anything goes
Everybody art - birthday
House mouse  - anything goes
Passion for promarkers - bingo (ribbon, image, sentiment)
Simon says stamp wednesday challenge - birthday (SSS is celebrating their 7:th anniversary! CONGRATS!)
Sketch saturday - sketch
 
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11 comments:

Snoopy von said...

Beautiful card Katarina! I love the way you have designed the front with the circles of happy and the sweet little mouse peeking through. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs,
Snoopy ​♥

Ella's Design said...

Great card, Katarina! Love the cute little Housemouse peeping through the aperture of the card. Thanks for playing along with my Bingo board over at Passion for Promarkers this week! Lisa x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Katarina, I am a huge house mouse fan and I LOVE this card! the whole design is fabulous! super cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sketch Saturday, good luck!!! Amy DT

Planetsusie said...

I just lurve HM stamps and your card is just so cute with this little one in the corner! I love the design - I do hope you don't mind if I try to make a card using a similar design some time. Great choice of colours too! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Anything Goes) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

debby4000 said...

Adorable, sweet card.
Thank you for joining us at Everybody Art Challenge.
luv
Debby

Maura Hibbitts said...

Katrina, I especially like how you have used that darling mouse image on your card! I am so glad you joined us in our April Showers challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hope you are enjoying spring! Maura

Julie said...

Your card is just delightful! I love the design and little House Mouse image! Thanks for joining in our challenge at PFP this week, good luck! Juliexx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card. Love the little mouse in the circle at the bottom. Wonderful and unique card design. Thanks for sharing with us at the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

Hugs
Sue

Heather said...

A beautiful card Katarina, a lovely design and colours with the gorgeous die is cut with the gorgeous colouring, beautifully coloured image and super details!!!


hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for playing around with House Mouse and Friends Challenge.

Dot said...

Love your 'peek a boo' birthday card Katarina, grat use of a cute image. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, and good luck in the draw.
Dorte x