Sunday, February 14, 2010

A New Challenge

Hello!! Hope this finds you all well.
This month we are doing a "HAPPY" Challenge at Cindy's House Mouse And Friends Blog. I have very few stamps - so I chose "Happy Birthday". The name of the stamp I used is "Poppin Good Birthday". It is so cute - no one but the mice would have thought to make pop corn over the fire from the birthday candles LOL LOL...........

This time I used a regular size card; cutting my card stock at 8 1/2" X 5 1/2" and scored it down the middle to fold it in half. This makes the front of the card 5 1/2" X 4 1/4". I used SU card stock : Pink Pirouette. I also used Core'dinations in a turquoise blue colour with a softer blue inside. I used my Cuttlebug Embossing folder - with the numbers on it; for birthday numbers. After I embossed it I sanded it down so the numbers would show in the lighter colour. I then cut the blue into 4 - 2" X 2" squares and attached them to the middle of my pink card. My image was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Prism, simply smooth card stock and coloured with Copics.
Here are my Copic Colours: ( sorry for the bad photo )

After colouring my image I cut it out with my large Nestie Oval, and added a little Pink Pirouette around the edges with my dauber.I did the same thing with the "Happy Birthday" sentiment after punching it out with a SU punch. I coloured the pop corn rather well, I thought, with my Copics, but then decided it might be cuter to have them puffy - so used my Liquid Applique on them. I did NOT heat set it this time. I just let it dry over night. Both the House Mouse image and the Happy Birthday Sentiment are pop dotted with dimensionals to raise them. I felt for the celebration the card needed something bright on it so I found some of the ribbon I used to knit into my scarfs with the wool a long time ago. I made it into a 3 looped bow with long tails. The tails are raised and lowered using glue dots every so often. Then I coloured a bunch of my white pearls with my Copics to match the ribbon, and placed them down the right side :o)
Here are a couple of closer pictures:

Please don't forget to check out the rest of the House Mouse Design Team Blogs for their wonderful creations this month...
Also remember that Cindy has a pile of the cutest new House Mouse Stamps at her store just waiting for you :o) Go and check them out now.........
I hope you will join us in this fun challenge this month. All the details are at the BLOG, HOUSE MOUSE AND FRIENDS.
Love, Candy

1 comment:

  1. Love your card, love the accent on the popcorn kernels!! Hugs, Stephanie