I don't usually go for "cute" stamp sets (well, except for some Paper Smooches critters), and I don't usually buy sets that are for a specific season, as I rarely make seasonal cards. However, when I saw the cute mouse set at My Favorite Things, I caved and bought it. There are several images in the set that can be used for non-Autumn-themed cards, and even though it broke my 50% rule, I was weak.
Here is my card, then I'll explain:
I just love this mouse.
The background is my nod to "ombre", which is the current Retro Rubber challenge:
and the colors are based on the current The Challenge from Always Playing With Paper:
For the background, I masked the edges of a piece of water color paper. Then I smooshed three Distress inks onto my craft mat, spritzed them with water, and used a dry brush to paint them on.
I stamped the mouse, then realized the MFT dies are solid, so that meant I needed to cut first, then stamp. I did try to cut the one I'd already stamped, but I missed it by thiiiiiis much. :( So I cut two, assuming I'd mis-stamp the first one. Surprise! I got it the first try, so whoot! :)
I colored him with Copics, stuck him to the card front, and added the sentiment. I love that font. For my last act, I added some clear Wink of Stella to the apple.
Oh, rats. For the color challenge, "no other colors are allowed" except neutrals, so I won't be linking up over there. Boo.
You'll undoubtedly see this mouse again. I have plans for him. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Stuff I used: Copics (0, C0, C1, C3, R20, R27, RV29, B01, BG02), and the following: