Sunday, October 4, 2009

I'm putting up another post today. To me, the last post was part of yesterday, but whatever! I am entering my first challenge over at House Mouse Monday Challenge blog. The challenge was to make a House Mouse card with buttons. I don't really like to use buttons, so I don't have any buttons. Whoops! No problem, I made a button. I'm really happy with how it came out. Now I can just make buttons if I decide I need to use them. I got the button making directions at Splitcoaststampers. It really simple. Just punch five pieces of cardstock. I used a 3/4" punch. Attach all the layers with crystal lacquer. Use the Cropadile to punch two holes in the center. Apply a thick coat of Crystal Lacquer to the button top & let dry.

This card was done on purple shimmer paper. I stamped the baroque image from Stampin' Up's Friends 24/7 set with purple brilliance ink. The button is made with a spare piece of the background. The House Mouse image is colored with Copic markers. It is matted onto Spellbinders oval & scalloped oval Nestabilities.

This is just a closer view of the cute little mouse. I really like the way they look when done with Copics.

I think I'm in a cute mood. This owl sure is a cutie! It is from the Hero Arts Christmas owl clear set. It's stamped with Onyx Versafine ink & colored with Prismacolor colored pencils. His hat is colored with an Orange Copic marker. The background is another Splitcoaststampers idea. It is Aluminum foil (from the kitchen) attached to cardstock and then embossed with a Spellbinders Impressability folder (flowers-I think.) I then cut it with one of the label Nestabilities. The orange is a copic marker. The bat is from Stamps by Judith & the Happy Halloween image is from Inkadinkado. The pearls are from Hero Arts.


Leigh said...

What an absolutely beautiful card. Love the purple.

~MudpieMouse said...

I love the colors you chose for your House-Mouse card and great job on the button. It's a lovely card. Keep on stampin' on!

BTW - Very cute Halloween card too.

Rica said...

Fabulous cards, love the baroque stamping - beautiful. Perfectly coloured image and great work on the button - must try that as I rarely have the colour of button I want.
Thanks for sharing this with us at HM&F.
hugs Heather xx