Hey there my crafty friends, welcome back to my blog! It's that time of the month where a bunch of us crafters get together to work on using up those "squirreled away" supplies! July's theme is Outdoors, with the option to use patterned paper.
Here is what I came up with:
My Squirrel Sisters may or may not know, but I am determined to make as many Christmas cards as I can with our monthly hop themes! 😁 LOL I thought this month's Outdoor theme and the option to use patterned paper was the perfect chance to use these ADORABLE Mice on Ice from Lawn Fawn. I had used some of the sentiments in other cards, but this is my first time inking up these cuties. I'm not a big fan of mice in real life, but Lawn Fawn's mice are too cute for words!
On my card, these mice are skating on a pond of silver contact paper. It's the same "ice" I used for this card; just the leftover piece I've had sticking to my maglite. I knew it would come in handy someday! LOL Waste not, want not...isn't that how the saying goes? My piece of patterned paper comes from the 12x12 Northern Lights Recollections paper pad. I stamped the mice out onto a scrap of Recollections 110lb. white card stock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black alcohol marker friendly ink. For the mouse fur, I used brown and warm gray Prismacolor markers. The scarves and tiny ice skates were colored with R85 and BV11 Copics. I used my Scan N Cut (YAY!!) to cut them out, and popped them up on teeny pieces of foam tape. The sentiment, which does come from the same stamp set, was stamped in Versamark ink using my MISTI, and heat embossed with WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkle embossing powder. That looks so much better in real life than it does in the pictures I took, believe me! I haven't done this yet, but I plan to stamp a mouse on the inside with the sentiment "May the little things bring you happiness."
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Thanks for stopping by today! If you're hopping along with us, you probably came here from my lovely Squirrel Sister Anna's blog. If you came here on accident, click on over to her blog, as she is the starting point. The next stop on the hop is at my friend Val's IG page. I'm sure there is so much inspiration in today's hop, you won't wanna miss it!
I'll have another post going live today at 1, as a Christmas in July collaboration with someone special, so be on the lookout for that! Until then my friends,
Take Care, and God Bless!