Monday, August 1, 2016

Life is a Party

Hello all,

I'm on a House Mouse kick!  I love these little guys.  This stamp is from the original collection....meaning it is about 20 years old.  Yikes!!!  That makes me feel old!

I wanted to switch it up a little and make an off center card.  I trimmed off a few inches of card stock on the edge so you can see right into the center of the card.  It isn't fancy, but make the card more playful.

I'm most proud of the dimension on this card.  I wanted to pop up the umbrella.  My first thought was to stamp the image again and color it, cut it out, and use a dimensional adhesive.  However, I spent a ton of time shading the umbrella to get it to look real.  The thought of covering up all that hard work made my head hurt (a few months ago...I wouldn't have thought anything of it.  It is amazing how a baby changes you).    What to do??? What to do???   It was a little risky, but I pulled out my scalpel (aka exacto knife) and cut along the bottom edge of the umbrella.  Then I stuck a pop-dot underneath.  I tried to capture this in the photos.  It looks really cool.  I like it even better than my original idea.

Copics used:
Mouse: E30, E31, E33, E000, E00, E11, E93
Umbrella: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18-- E71, E74, E77
Confetti-- random colors
Ground: W3, W1


  1. Adorable - and very clever 3-D! I don't know how you think of these unique ideas

  2. Too cool for school. Nice!!!