The May House Mouse of the month stamps came in and of course they are adorable! Here are two examples of cards we will be making at the Mousealicious morning this Saturday. Both are colored with Copic markers, but you could use watercolor pencils with a blender pen or Prismacolor pencils with gamisol and a blending stump. Just use a “light” hand so you don’t obliterate the detail lines. On the flowered card I made a border with a Martha Stewart punch and attached the punched out strip to one of BoBunny’s double-sided papers. A Prima flower with a pearl added just the right touch. This one might make a good Mother’s Day card. On “friends are a gift” (Just-Rite stamp) the accent is just thin strips of scrap paper topped with a button. Tie thread through the button holes so that it looks like you’ve sewn it on. I textured the background piece for this by scoring color core cardstock on the Scor-pal and then lightly sanding it. All the stamps, Scor-pals, Copics, and papers are available at our on-line store. Words inside the cards are “you raise me up”.
Ken has been preparing the soil, buying the seeds and planting the onions. It’s that time of year. ” Finn Whistling While He Works” reminds me of how much Ken enjoys doing the gardening. First I made a copy of a seed packet. Sprayed it with water and crumpled it up for the background. When it was dry, I smoothed it out and touched the high ridges with a brown ink pad. I glued this to the blue layer and then to the green card. Finn (Stampavie) was colored with Copic markers and then torn out. The edges were distressed with the same brown ink pad. The image was glued on top and a flower added for embellishment. What a great card for Father’s Day or a guy’s birthday this season. And the good news is that you can purchase the stamp, ink and markers now at our on-line store. If you want a gal gardening try” Elodie in Her Garden” using the same technique. Go here to see these stamps
Sometimes good things do come in small packages. This week we have some adorable mini images from Magnolia mini stamps. We also have a website for you to learn how to make mini bows using a fork! Thanks to Betsy Gibney for telling us about the bows. You can watch the how-to video at owhstarsandstamps.org/search/label/cardmaking101. The dinner fork makes a really tiny bow. I used a meat serving fork for the bows on the following cards.
The mini Magnolia stamps are cute and fun to color with your Copic markers. Images are only about 2″ tall. They are perfect for a tag to add to a scrapbook or altered arts page. Stamp several at different angles like we did with the tumbling Tilda. Or frame up an image on a circle. The frame on the lilac girl is made from 3 Spellbinders tags. I cut them in half and arranged them around a circle cut out with Nestabilities.
Try some of these mini works of art. I think you will find them a lot of fun! It’s almost magic. These items are available at our online store. Go here to see the mini Magnolia stamps now!
Since the projects in the mouse kits are 3-D this month, I had to photograph the samples instead of scanning. I hope they turn out to be presentable. The first card is a windshieldwiper card. It does fold flat to mail. The second card is an easel card which also folds flat to mail. And the third card is a belted card. I used Copic markers to color all of them, but you could use watercolor pencils with a blender pen, or Prismacolor pencils with gamisol and blending stumps. All cardstock is Stamp Express quality cardstock. Designer paper is by BoBunny. Ribbon is May Arts, and the button is just from my stash. You can order the kits with the stamps at our on-line store now! Everyone loves the mice! Sign up for the Mouselicious morning on April 30 to work with the May mouse of the month.