It is time for another mousey make and this time a Christmas card. I was able to purchase the wood mounted “Singing Mouse Angels” stamp in a destash sale and what fun it is to color.
I took inspiration from Sue at Sue’s Stamping Stuff where she created a scene inside a window. I could not use the traditional window frame as it would cover the mouse in the middle, but I thought this would be a perfect image to create a scene outside of the window and so added curtains to create that look without a window frame.
I stamped the image on Strathmore Paint Pad paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I used the tooth of the paper to give some highlight and texture to the pine needles and did the background with a blue soft pastel rubbed into the paper with a cotton wool pad. I sprayed it with a fixative to prevent the pastel from rubbing off.
I created the curtains from patterned paper, free-handing the edges so that they will show all of the mice. The valence is another piece of the paper with the bottom edge cut with a scalloped scissors.
I stamped the sentiment onto the valence with Versamark ink and embossed it with white embossing powder. I added tie-backs of yellow glitter paper and punched some music notes out of black cardstock with a mini punch to complete the scene.
Strathmore Paint Pad paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock for card base
Blue soft pastel
Krylon Workable Fixative
Black, brown and yellow glitter cardsstock
Red patterned paper
Stitched rectangle die
White embossing powder
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