Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Forever My Love

Reminder, reminder... Come play along at House-Mouse and Friends!
The theme is "Love is in the Air" ... Stop by HERE to see all the amazing projects by our talented HMFMC Design team. This is my card...
"Forever My Love" CARD RECIPE
I've followed this week's Monday MOJO Sketch #434 for the layout .

And used the larger of the "Wreath Love" House-Mouse stamps for my main focal point and the smaller one to stamp my matching background panel. I then cut the panel down to size and dry embossed it with hearts embossing folder for texture and sponged background, the die-cut word and flower with Sepia color ink. These are the stamps size differences.
Stamps: The large stamp is by Stampa Rosa, House-Mouse Designs(R) "Wreath Love", Featuring Amanda and Mudpie, #374I from year 1999.  The small Stamp is by Stampabilities, House-Mouse Designs(R and called "Wreath Love 02", from year 1994, featuring Friend and Mudpie, #HMD1009
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Stamp Cabana Raised Felt Sepia (for sponging),  Copics
Paper. White CS,  Core'Dinations Chocolate Box Brown CS, Colorbok Antique Paperie DP
Techniques: Sponging, Blending, Layering, Dry Embossing
Accessories: Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Hearts of Hearts; Frames and Tags Pierced Flags, Finishing Touches Curled Vines, Orange Blossom Open and Closed Petals. Other Products used are; Tim Holtz Valentine long Word Die, Spellbinders Hearts Embossing Folder, Lg Pearl (for flower's center), Foam adhesives.
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My House-Mouse Teamies have gorgeous makes for this theme "LOVE is ALL AROUND" These can be found at House-Mouse and Friends MC Blog, Stop by and be inspired.
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A FUN Tip for those of us who still don't have any of the amazing CE Smoothies from the UK; I found fabulous egg shaped ultra make-up sponges at "Claire's".  My girls and I were out birthday shopping for their friends and I happened to stumble upon these crafty looking sponges at the Claire's counter. And since I still havent gotten around to placing my UK order for the much loved CE Smoothies- I had to give this Make-Up Sponge Blender a crafty try. Wow! I love it and can't seem to stop sponging everything I see. LOL!  Seriously FUN stuff. Sponging is very effective giving your projects a whole new life!  In my humble opinion these are great for multiple uses; sponging, stenciling, mixing paints, mixed media....etc... it glides smoothly and perfectly without leaving any marks/lines.  Let me say the sponge is a bit pricey at $5 (though if you catch a Claire's sale you can get one free with purchase of one).  So, if you are in the USA, YOU MUST try to get some of these for your crafty stash, until you can get the actual CE Smoothies.  Now I just wonder if these sponges will work for make-up like they are actually intended for?  heheh
I would also like to enter this card into the following FUN challenge; 
Monday Mojo Sketch - Sketch #434 

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you will play along with us at HMFMC!
Happy Crafting! :)


  1. Oh, this is stunning! Love very much your card!

  2. Super fun card, I think House mouse is SO cute :)

  3. Hi America, fab card. Love the shadowing of the words.
    I must look at layout sketches more - they make so much sense.
    Have a great day.

  4. Beautiful flowers, love the colours.

  5. This is so gorgeous! Love the rich colors. Thanks for joining us over at Mojo Monday!