Pinkies Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter 2016 Blog Hop – Merry Mice

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping.

If you arrived here from lovely Hannah at Stampin by Hannah, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy seeing all these beautiful projects and inspiration and continue to hop on through to see what everyone has made.

Here is my project –

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I wanted to create shadow-box type card for a while but never came around to do it. But when I saw these adorable little mice I thought they are just perfect to do so.

For the base, I’ve used two pieces of Soft Sky cardstock that measures 4-1/8 x 8-1/2″.  scored them both at 1-1/2″ and 3″.  Next, I die-cut a window in my front panel using Layering Ovals Framelits. I used the same die and slightly bigger scalloped oval die to create the frame from Very Vanilla cardstock.

I wanted to add some subtle ‘bling’ to my card base, so I decided to use Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. I took this little, distressed stamp from Timeless Textures stamp set, and stamped it around the front panel in Versamark. I sprinkled Heat & Stick powder over it, heat set it, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat set it again.

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 4-1/16 x 8-1/2″ and sponged it to create a background for my scene. I wanted to achieve beautiful night sky. To do so I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Night of Navy. I started with lighter colours at the bottom and slowly building up the colour until I was happy with the results.

To create starry night I’ve used irreplaceable Gorgeous Grunge and again Heat & Stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Once the glitter was set,  I took this piece and cut a 1-1/2″strip from it, on the long side, and scored the remaining piece at 4″. I glued the longer piece to my base, to the back panel. The strip I cut off, I adhered on the inside of my front base, so once the card is closed for posting, you can still see the starry night. on the inside panel. And what’s cool about this card: it’s folding down, just like a card in the box, and fits standard A6 envelope

To create front and back inserts, I took 2 strips of Very Vanilla, that measured 2-1/2 x 5 and  I tore them both (one bit smaller) on one side so they look like snowbanks. I’ve added a liquid glue to the torn edges and dabbed it in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I scored them both at 1/2″ and 4-1/2″. I adhered the taller one to the background panel.

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Now the fun part: colouring the mice! I stamped singing mouse on a piece of Very Vanilla with Jet Black Stazon ink. I coloured him with Many Marvellous Markers and fussy cut it. Next,  I took a piece of Very Vanilla (2-1/2 x 5″) and marked it at 1″ from the bottom, on the long side. This piece will create our middle insert. I stamped my cute carolers so their feet were touching my 1″ mark. I coloured them in, and fussy-cut them, but only to the 1″ mark. I scored this piece at 1/2″ and 4-1/2″.

I took all my inserts and assembled the card. I adhered the singing mouse on the front of my card with dimensionals. The sentiment underneath comes from the same stamp set. But because of all the ‘busy-ness’ (if it’s even a word haha) of the card, I decided to keep it simple.

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I’m really happy how this card turned out. Aren’t these mice super cute?! I hope I inspired you a little bit.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is amazingly talented Jerim from Willow Piggy  go and see what she has made using new products.

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