GDT for Cute N Crafty

Today I am excited to share that I was invited to be a Guest Designer for challenge #22 over at the Cute N Crafty Challenge blog. The sponsor for this challenge is Polkadoodles and I chose to work with Mice Love Roses.

I created my card design in Silhouette Studio so that I could weld the shapes of the mice with the heart and get a single cutout to create a shaker card. I printed the image out and colored all except the girly mouse’s dress with my Prismacolor colored pencils. Since I had her in my Silhouette Studio, I traced around her dress and sleeve and cut them out of patterned paper and so paper pieced her dress.

I ran a black marker along the edges so that the sleeve was defined from the dress and completed the dress with a little bit of beaded trim at the hem of the dress and the sleeve.

Once all the coloring was done, I assembled the card by cutting the heart out two times out of two sheets of craft foam with my Silhouette. I glued them on top of each other and then behind the front panel to make the shaker window. The shaker bits are red glitter cardstock mini heart punch outs. 
I completed the card by adding a sheet of gold washi tape to the front of a 5.5×5.5 cardbase and then gluing the cardbase to the back of the shaker window. I also added the sentiment cut out of black glitter cardstock and added some red glitter hearts around the two sweeties.
Check out the Cute N Crafty challenge blog. Any artist images are welcome.
General supplies:
Daler-Rowney Drawing paper
Reflections 110lb heavyweight cardstock
Black glitter and red glitter cardstock
Patterned Paper
Polkadoodles Mice Love Roses digi
Prismacolor colored pencils
Gold washi tape panel
Sentiment die from Spellbinders October Large Die of the Month kit
Heart die from my stash
Entered into the Kleuren met Potlooden Bingo March Challenge (Flowers, Blue and Pink, Text)

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14 thoughts on “GDT for Cute N Crafty”

  1. Your mouse couple look very much in love on this cute and romantic shaker card, Monica! I love the paper-pieced and beaded dress you made! Congratulations on guest designing!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Woo hoo congrats Monica on your GDT position!! Your adorable card is so lovely! What cute details you’ve incorporated (love her paper pieced dress and bead jewelry) and of course your coloring is amazing!!! Wonderful project my talented friend!!

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