Thursday, August 6, 2009

Well-Read Mice

I decided to make a card using stamps that I haven't used in a while and also invent a new use for the book stamp which reads "This book belongs to" that I use on a lot of my books. I created this card without a vision! I kept repositioning all the elements because it looked a little cramped. The more I look at it the more I like it, especially when it's all packaged in a nice Clear Bag! At first I was going to leave it all black, white and grey but I think the splash of pink makes it pretty. I really wanted to use the argyle pattern and figured it was nerdy enough for a book theme. I mean I love to read and also wear argyle. ;)

I masked off "This book belongs to" just in case it showed through the paper piecing which I got from last year's Toronto Life Shopping Guide. It's too bad I couldn't curve the words. That would've involved too much work on the computer and I didn't want to get too technical with this card. I stamped the image twice so I would have an extra mouse. I coloured that one a tad darker so it looks like a different mouse. Then I added glitter to their ears, bellies and tails. They're sparkly, smart mice. Heehee! And will you look at that bow? I think this may be my first awesome bow. LOL Yup, I'm the biggest geek out there. :Þ

Sources: DCWV (black, ) & Q-Print (smooth white) cardstock; Fiskars Nostalgia corner edger; Class Act P03D image; Stamping Bella ese319 sentiment; Memories Black ink; Copics; Atyou Spica glitter pen; SU brads & ribbon; dimension squares


Cindy Haffner said...

Emily this is the cutest!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

WOW'za! Love all the awesome details on your card! Such fun ribbon, sentient and those cute little mice stole my heart! Very SWEET Emily.. :)