House Mouse Christmas for World Cardmaking Day
Hello, Friends! It’s World Cardmaking Day, and I have an adorable House Mouse Christmas card to get your crafty juices flowing. While I’m not a fan of real live mice, I do enjoy storybook mice. Since one of my goals for 2023 has been to improve my stamping and coloring skills, I decided I should stamp out this cute image and get in some much needed practice.
First, I stamped the image on to pearlized ivory cardstock with Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add a little dimension to the stamped image. Next, I painted the image with Elizabeth Craft watercolors and a water brush. Then I went back in with Arteza colored pencils to add some details and shading. Finally I added some glitter and dewdrops to liven up the evergreen branches.
I’m not much of a colorist, so using the paint with the colored pencils works better for me than alcohol markers. All you alcohol marker super stars have my admiration!
Creating a Scene
While the glitter was drying, I used the Festive Branches 3D embossing folder to create a background for the holiday mice. I used my finger to lightly brush the raised areas with Nuvo Mousse. Then I matted the background on red cardstock and a black 7″ x 5″ top fold card base.
To make the mice stand out, I fussy cut around them, backed them with foam tape and centered them over a Callista Shadow Box Frame die cut. I wish the glitter showed up better in the photos. It’s quite pretty in real life.
A Peek Inside
The patterned papers are retired Authenthique Vintage Christmas. The little side pocket holds a Christmas tea bag and candy cane. You can use the candy cane to stir the tea, and it acts as a sweetener, too.
Will you be making a card or two today? I’m actually writing this on Friday, and will be with my husband at his 50th class reunion tomorrow, so I’ll be doing my card making on Sunday instead.
You can find a linked supply list below this post.
Wishing you all a joyful and creative World Card Making Day!
- Spellbinders Paper Arts House Mouse Christmas
- Spellbinders Holiday Floral Swag 3D Embossing Folder (sold out)
- Callista Shadow Box Frame Die (Amazing Paper Grace/retired)
- Elizabeth Craft Design Watercolor Pan Set
- Arteza Color Pencils
- Nuvo Mousse
- Pearlized Cardstock
- Rajni Chawla’s Crystal Clear Glitter
- Red Dewdrops
- 3/8″ Bold Plaid Christmas Ribbon