Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Shower and A Crab

 Hello, Hello House-Mouse fans! I have a post that is long overdue. showing 2 fun House-Mouse cards created for Mousey Teamie Heather's "Zodiac Sign Connection" Theme.

Astrology Sign; Aquarius - Zodiac Symbol; Water Bearer
These mice are not water bearers, but they are hanging out in the rain and so I thought this would make for a really cute Baby "Shower" card idea.  What do you think? :)

I die-cut these images out directly from one of my House-Mouse Designs(R) paper pad Tablet (as below), then only added a little extra coloring with my Copics to brighten the images a little more. You can find these adorable Pads at the official House-Mouse Designs(R) site.

It's a Shower - CARD RECIPE
Stamps:  I love this image that is also on my House-Mouse Designs Stamp by Stampabilities, called "Sitting In The Rain" HMPR1002", featuring Amanda, Maxwell, Mudpie, Muzzy, from the Year 2001. Studio G - Verse - "It's A shower"  
Ink: Graphite Black (for sentiment) and COPICS  (for adding some coloring to the already pre-colored images)

Paper: Heavy  White CardStock, Ellen Jareckie House-Mouse Designs Paper Pad
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
Accessories:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Creative Expressions  Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Portuguese Collection Lisbon Dies (for background accents), Noble Dies Classic Adorned Rectangles Dies (for the pierced Ovals holding the mice), Canadian Collection Montreal and Toronto Dies (for framing panels behind each mice).
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Next ZODIAC sign featured is ***CANCER***
For this bright card, I've printed out the ZODIAC sign list (provided at HMFMC),  for using as the background and mounted that on 2 layers of cardstock for weight and strength. The *Cancer* sign was also cut out of this print and matted on more die-cuts to show-off the description that clearly highlights "The Crab". On my colored mousey image panel, I have added an additional circle bling of rhinestones to show my tiny little crab and then used crystal effects to make the circle look glossy as in a globe. The background was dry embossed with a fun Spellbinders EF.

Stamps:     Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Paper: Heavy  White CS and Designer CS Paper
Techniques:  Dry Embossing, Layering
  Accessories: ODBD Custom Double Stitched Circle Dies, Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze, Recollections Silver Circle Bling, Stitched Double Sided Red Ribbon,
 Techniques: Dry Embossing, Layering

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  Thanks for stopping by today. I hope to have inspired your creativity and would love to hear from you! Happy Crafting!


  1. gorgeous and cute card America.

    sweet and beautiful card
    Gr Karin

  2. I just love the cute little House Mouse baby card. It is adorable.

  3. Really pretty cards as always your so talented and creative in all that you do x

  4. A gorgeous card America, a super design with fabulous die-cuts and embossed panels. Your cute images are adorable and beautifully coloured!!

    Heather xx

  5. What fabulous cards. I love how you did that first one, your so creative :).