Sunday, October 12, 2008

Pen Pal Challenge #3

Just in case I have not previously addressed this, I am in a rather large Pen Pal group on SplitCoast. We were the brain child of Lana (Kota48) and quickly grew from a few people to over 120 when we closed off to new members. It is a fabulous group, full of very talented ladies, who have turned into dear friends! I am truly blessed to be part of such a great group!

At any rate, we decided to do some challenges. Challenge #3 was Bonnie's choice. Since Bonnie had a little issue with mice in her attic, she chose to have us make cards with House Mouse images (or critters if you don't have any HM stamps). As a side note, you will be thrilled to know that Bonnie hired an exterminator and the mice are now gone. :)

Being that I needed some additional birthday cards, I picked this stamp. Since rediscovering vellum for the swap cards I made, I opted to use it again, stamping the sentiment in white. (How long does it take white craft ink to dry? I even heat set it and let it sit for an hour...still smeared. Ugh!) Maybe it would have looked better had I used a solid background? I just thought this DSP was perfect for a birthday card...and it was sitting in my scrap pile just waiting to be used!

Stamps: House Mouse Make a Wish, SU Heard from the Heart
Paper: PTI White, watercolor paper, Kiwi Kiss, Red Riding Hood Red, unknown DSP, vellum
Ink: Palette Noir, SU White Craft, Prisma's and Baby Oil
Accessories: Stickles, silver brads

Thanks for looking!


Jen said...

Love it! The mouse lifting up it's young to blow out the candle...very much real life!

Glad to know that the mice are out of Bonnie's house!

You did a beautiful job with this card:)

Connie said...

This is cute Siobhan. Love the little guy blowing the candle. Yes, it does take awhile for the pigment ink to dry.

Connie J.

fishlips said...

I'm starting to really like these mice after seeing this card, the image is darling,Ok so I even put my glasses on but I don't see any smears, I see a masterpiece!!!

Heather said...

Your card is wonderful! I love those HM stamps! The one you used is especially cute!

Karan said...

Cute birthday card Siobhan. I rather like the soft verse on vellum. The main image and colorful bg stand out, while you still have the birthday message, nice.

Rachel Brumley said...

What a cute card! I love the house mouse stamps and have a couple of them.

gale said...

Aww that is SO cute! I love the dotted paper and the vellum greeting. I think you might have to emboss that craft ink-I don't think it ever dries on vellum.

scubasubie said...

The mice are sooo cute. I love it!

Traci said...

How cute! I love that stamp! You did such a great job on the layout and I like how you used the vellum paper for the saying.