I originally had this card idea for my 2016 Holiday Card Series (using last year’s Simon Says Stamp/Lawn Fawn collaboration stamp set Merry Christmouse), but decided to switch it up and instead make a thank you card for my cousins who are hosting us for Thanksgiving this year. I am playing along with the current Lawnscaping Challenge:
Using Thankful Mice from Lawn Fawn, I began by creating post-it masks of both mice and 4 cheese slices. I did a practice run of my little scene on some scratch paper to help me determine spacing and give me an idea of the order in which I would be stamping all of the images. I’ve never done so much prep for a card design before, but I really think it paid off in the end! Once I had my practice guide complete, I used my MISTI to help me position and stamp all of the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto a panel of Neenah Solar White cardstock (cut using the second largest Stitched Rectangles Stackable die). I also stamped the sentiment in Lawn Fawn Black Licorice ink.
I colored in all of the images using COPIC markers and used a black Gelly Roll pen to go over the eyes of the mice.
I selected a plaid patterned paper that I thought matched the color of the cheese and cut out a panel using the A2 sized Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables die. I also used to the largest Small Stitched Rectangles Stackables die to cut out a panel from Bazzill Smoothies Raspberry Splash cardstock to layer between the plaid paper and the focal panel. I adhered the plaid paper to an A2 side-fold white card base with Tombow Mono Multi Glue, then added the Raspberry cardstock at an angle and finally the focal panel centered onto the card front. I added a small heart to the end of the sentiment using Guava ink and covered the heart with a layer of Clear Wink of Stella.
I *thought* I had finished the card, but after mulling it over for another day I decided the card looked a little too plain for my liking… I solved my dilemma by placing a few coats of Glossy Accents to the cheese slices to give them some added interest and dimension and my card was (FINALLY!) complete.
I am also submitting this card to the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by!!
Other supplies: Bazzill Smoothies Raspberry Splash cardstock, Colorbok Light Bright 6″ x 6″ paper pad, COPIC Sketch Markers (Cheese: Y19, Y35; Mice: BG10, BG11, C7, C9, N0, R11, R21, W3, W5, YR23)