Today's card takes me back to my favourite little crafty creatures..those darling little House Mice. I am building quite a collection of these stamps, thanks to Joanna Sheen introducing us to them some time ago now.
This is one of my most recent acquisitions and I think the reason I like this one so much is because I like having a 'play' with the jumping mouse!
For this card I decided on a twisted easel design: I die-cut the shape using polkadot card and Spellinders Grand Labels 23 and I covered the base of the card with a lightly patterned paper from stash. I also cut another Labels 23 in this paper to tidy up the back of the easel.
The image was stamped using Memento ink and coloured with Promarkers. I cut out the images, separating the jumping mouse. I also stamped the sentiment and another 'mouse in a thimble' image from the set and coloured him with Promarkers and cut it out.
I took a white Jellyroll pen and drew faux stitching around the base of the card and the die cut. The pincushion element of the stamped image was placed on the die-cut and fixed with 3D foam, leaving a gap in the centre that is sealed off to prevent any sticking. I taped a strip of strong acetate to the back of the jumping mouse and threaded this through the gap...now all you have to do is move him up and down like he's jumping!
A button tied with bakers twine and some stitched ribbon was added to carry through the sewing theme and the little mouse is the card 'stopper'
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I'd like to enter this card in The House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge: