Sunday, June 27, 2010
Penny Black XMouse Ornament & snowflakes
Hello peeps! Hope you are having a great weekend where you are - it is freezing where I am - so it didn't take much encouragement to make a Wintry Christmas card. Plus a set of new Cuttlebug Winter Wonderland embossing folders appeared in my mailbox on Friday. It is a fantastic set - check it out here at Fat Cat's Card Corner. Boy, I sure do LOVE this new set.
There's not much to explain about this card. Just a simple one-layer-card with this cute little Penny Black mouse. Isn't he sweet? I coloured him with OMS and Prismas, then added some fine glitter to the mouse's cheeks, ears and to the snowflake he is hanging onto. I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk. Lastly, I added some white pearls to most of the snowflakes on the dry embossing. It only took me 20 minutes! That must be a record for me!
I think I could make a bunch of these just with different images or even just a sentiment instead of an image.
I'm popping this card into the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lover's Challenge TLC277 of One Layer Wonders from about 2 weeks ago. I've made so many layered cards of late, that it was nice to get back to basics.
On a totally unrelated note: did you hear that Elzybells Art Stamps (UK) is closing down? Ackk! One of my favourite stamp companies. You can read about it here on the Elzybells Blog.
Thanks for stopping by - back in a few days with another card.
Stamps: Penny Black 'Xmouse Ornament' 1873H, Sentiment: Impression Obsession Sentiments 1 WP16
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Winter Wonderland embossing folder set (6), Kaiser pearls - snow white, Art Institute transparent Glitter - Shabby Chic set, Art Institute Designer dries clear adhesive, Kaisercolour chalks, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Prismacolor pencils, Stampin' Up corner punch