I love using non-traditional colours for Christmas cards and as I was planning some make and takes for my Holiday Catalogue launch this Saturday, I started playing with the Merry Mice stamp set. Those oh-so-adorable mice need some colouring and Smoky Slate is a natural for mice, but it's not ideal if you're going to use traditional green and red. It just took a second to visualize it with Pink Pirouette and Whisper White and the card almost made itself! Here's a closer look:
- I stamped that carol singing rodent in Basic Black Archival ink and used my Stampin' Write markers to colour him or her in. I don't think we should gender-stereotype the little critter just for wearing pink, do you? Even though I wasn't actually watercolouring, I did make limited use of a watercolour technique, namely layering the colour, making sure that each layer was thoroughly dry before applying the next. It just adds a bit more depth to the figure. It's important to let the layers dry completely, especially on Whisper White cardstock, or you'll be tearing or pilling the paper very easily.
- I'm getting so much use out of my Layering Ovals, Circles and Squares Framelits! It's so nice to have the narrow borders that they allow us to make now.
- First time trying the Holly Embossing Folder from the Annual Catalogue. I love the texture it gives to the Pink Pirouette panel. The Smoky Slate Polka Dots are from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.
- One framelit that I'm getting a lot of use out of is the banner in the Large Numbers Framelits. It's very useful for longer sentiments! And speaking of sentiments, isn't this a cute one from Merry Mice?
Great News! The Clearance Rack has been restocked with "new" old products! These goodies will be available while supplies last! If you see something you like, you'd be best to get it right away or risk losing out! Here are some of the items I saw last time I looked!
|Thanks to Julie Davison for the illustration!|
Don't forget that as I strive to reach my goal of earning 100,000 sales volume by the end of this month I am giving DOUBLE PAPERCRAFT CAT REWARDS POINTS until September 30th. You still must reach $30 or multiples of $30 to earn the points but you will earn twice as many! Keep track of my progress at the top of the right margin! The customer who puts me over the top will get a special bonus!
Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.Product List