Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cottage Mouse with stand

Hi, it's Holly posting today!  I'm sharing this adorable Cottage Mouse card with a coordinating card stand. 
This month at Classy Cards 'n Such, all of the Stampavie stamps are on sale!  I love these stamps, and I have quite a collection built up.  :-)  You'll see more cards using the Stampavie stamps this month, so keep checking out this blog for more inspiration. 
I started by stamping this Cottage Mouse on watercolor paper with waterproof Jet Black Stazon ink.  The entire image is colored using the fabulous Distress Ink Markers and a Tim Holtz water brush - detailer brush nib.  Once the image was dry, I adhered a suede ribbon bow to the corner and matted it with some fun, off-center layers of green and suede cardstock.  The orange floral background was created by doing a Watercolor Distress technique (from Technique Junkies) with some distress inks.  Once that dried, I ran it through a machine with the Daisies embossing folder and then I lightly sponged some suede ink over the daisies so they would pop out from the background.
Did you notice the cute little card stand that the card is sitting in?  I used the Elegant Card Stand die to cut a suede stand to match my card.  The coolest thing is that it can be flattened out and mailed along with the card in a regular A2 envelope.  The recipient will have a fabulous way to display the card on a mantle or a shelf!
The marker colors that I used on this image are as follows:
Spun Sugar - flowers
Worn Lipstick - flowers
Aged Mahogany - flowers
Pumice Stone - mouse
Tumbled Glass - sky background, mouse's dress
Broken China - mouse's dress
Dried Marigold - house
Scattered Straw - roof, windows, basket, hat
Rusty Hinge - house
Peeled Paint - grass, flower leaves
Shabby Shutters - grass, flower leaves
Forest Moss - grass, flower leaves
Brushed Corduroy - planter, dirt road
Frayed Burlap - chimney, door, window frames
Vintage Photo - dirt road

All the Stampavie stamps are on sale this month.  Now's the time to pick up the ones you've had on your wish list.  :-)  Have fun shopping!
Click here for details on the Stampavie sale!   And even better, you can get FREE SHIPPING this week!!  This blog post tells you how!

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Until next time...

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