House-Mouse and Stampendous Combined Blog-Hop

Eeeek!! It's a FABULOUS BLOG-HOP over at HMFMC
(House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog)  Check us out. We are taking part in a super FUN and unique challenge in which we've got a 2 week long BLOG-HOP planned for you!

We are teaming up with our Stampendous FRIENDS and their amazing Stampendous Design Team PLUS, the Woodware Craft Collection Blog Design Team (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in the UK) AND The Stencil Specialists (distributors of Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils in Australia) for a HUGE Blog Challenge. Together we will bring you awesome makes and fabulous Makes.

Use stencils with your HMD Characters
We’re celebrating stencils, and using them with our House-Mouse Designs® images. We’re going to bring you tons of inspiration over the next two weeks, and we can’t wait to see what you enter into the challenge! You may use ANY House-Mouse Designs® images or characters on your project, AND any stencils and stenciling techniques that you like.

There will be daily posts at the Stampendous Blog during the next 2 weeks - so be sure to check in daily for more inspiration!  Now here's my take using a fabulous Stencil from the Woodware Craft Collection called the "Crusade Stencil by DreamWeaver"

These sweet images are taken and die-cut out from the Joanna Sheen's House-Mouse Designs CardMaking Collection Paper Pads - "Birthday" and "Everyday" collections.

I have used the stencil 3 different waysto make this background.
1- Taped down stencil on black cardstock and covered that with a paste using side of craft knife, removing stencil and allowing that to dry overnight for a glossy textured dimensional finish of the stencil graphics).
2- Used as the stencil as a stencil by spraying Gold Glitter Blast Spray over it for a fabulous stenciled golden look of the same graphic!
3. Third way was taking that sprayed stencil while it was still wet and laying over another cardstock paper to 'stamp' with the stencil. This gave me yet another really neat look. Hope you will give these stencils a try too! :)

Stamps; NONE
Paper: White Cardstock, Black Cardstock
Techniques: Stenciling, Layering
Accessories: Dreamweaver Stencil and Translucent Embossing Paste, Krylon Gold Glitter Blast Spray Glow, Vintage Gold Glitter, Recollections Gold Circle Bling. I've also used these fabulous  CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Craft Dies by Sue Wilson; Perspectives Thank You Circles, Australian Collection Melbourne, Expressions Dies Happy Birthday...


After stopping here, you will want to stop by Beth Brovold's awesome Blog NEXT
If you get lost along the way on this HOP, here is a COMPLETE LIST OF LINKS to visit;
Woodware Craft Collection
The Stencil Specialists
House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog
America (you are here)
Beth Brovold (You will want to stop here next)
Christine Craig
Diane Williams
Dorte Kvist
Karin van Eijk
Kate Wiles
Lori Barnett
Sue Drees
Sue Kment
Torrey Moseley
(To enter your projects into Bl0g-Hop Challenge, click here for InLinkz Link-up)
This amazing BLOG-HOP is Open to everyone. Don't MISS OUT! You'll be super inspired by this lovely Mousey Team HOPPING along! Be sure to comment and enter a project by Linking your entry to HMFMC's Linky tool by Friday, April 8, 2016 at MIDNIGHT, EST.

Thank you for joining this great BLOG-HOP ! We hope you'll be inspired Hopping along and cant wait to see your creations *Using stencils with your HMD Characters *

Good Luck!! :)
America and the HMFMC DT


  1. Wow America super stunning use of this gorgeous Stencil it looks so rich & great texture lovely work with your fab dies not to mention those mousey images..

    smiles mousey sister Christine x

  2. STUNNING America!! Your sweet mice are surrounded by such elegance and that stencil and the affects that you have achieved!!

    Mousey hugs,

  3. WoW I like your glitter and glamour birthday party and will remember your two ways to use the stencil.

    (btw, you asked me to contact you and I send you an email, but didn't heare from you, dit it ended up in your spamfilter ?)

    xx Yvonne

  4. Oh GORGEOUSNESS! Fabulous stencil design with those House-Mouse vignettes. Thank you for sharing!

  5. I just love these little glimpse sketches of our little mouse friend celebrating. And what a dynamic background you did with the black textured background. Fabulous!

  6. What a gorgeous creation. Love the little glimpses of birthday celebrations and of course the bling around each one. Beautiful techniques on the background using the embossing paste and stencil too. Love the gold, so pretty on the black. Stunning creation, America.


  7. Now aren't you that glitter spray!!! So many fun details on your card!!! ♥ Sue K

  8. Gorgeous card America, the whole design of this is stunning! The little meece look like movie stars with the black and gold and all the sparkle! :-)

    Lols x x x

  9. America I love your card, I would have never thought of that layout and the mices are so cute. The black and gold is outstanding. Love, love love it. Hugs and thank you for sharing your card

  10. stunning card and love that stencil never realised there were so many different designs.thanks for sharing.

  11. it's gorgeous America you did a great job.
    Gr Karin

  12. Great card! I love how you used the stencil!

  13. Great card, America. Love all the details and the black and gold combo is lovely.

  14. Beautiful card; love the black/gold combination.

  15. Awesome card - love all the bling!
    Helen x

  16. Great card love how you divided it with the stencil and the sparkle too! hugs me xx

  17. stunning! Great how you made this. So chique/dressy? translation give me that.
    Kind regards, Dora

  18. I like the combination "black and gold"! And the texture too...


  19. All the sparkle and gleam is fabulous!!! What an amazing card!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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