Saturday, September 08, 2018

Joyful Christmas Mice

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. 

Our  Christmas Part 2 dies are available, and on a 25% sale,  in the online store.  There are 29 new designs in this release. The Christmas Part 1 dies are still on sale as well for a limited time. 

For my card today, I am using two  of the new dies from Christmas Part 2. It's the ever so cute Christmas Mice and the Love, Peace & Joy dies.  So let's get started with some details on how I created my card.

Step 1: I started off by die cutting all the pieces that are part of this die set. I use various colors of cardstock. But you could cut them in white cardstock and then color the pieces with pencils, alcohol markers or water color. 
I simply followed the package coloring and used similar cardstocks. Our artist does such a great job of coloring the images, and I always love the colors she uses.

My Joy word is cut from the new die Love, Peace & Joy. I cut it 2x in red cardstock to give it a bit more dimension on my card.
Wanted just a bit of snow in my outdoor scene so I cut a snowbank in white glitter cardstock from the Snowman Lane die. Click here to see another card I made using this die.

The last item for my card prep is the background clouds. I wanted this to be a daytime scene. Although with the lamp pole you could certainly make a nighttime sky and have a great night scene. 
I used a mini-cloud stencil and distress ink to sponge in some clouds. I stenciled right on the white card base, making this more of a one layer card.
Step 2: Now that all the pieces of the card are ready, it's time for card assembly. I started with the snowbank.

Then I attached the Christmas Mice die cut pieces with a combination of glue dots and double sided adhesive.
The Joy sentiment was attached with Ranger multi matte medium to complete my card. I don't often do one layer cards because I like the addition of designer paper and layers but I like how this one turned out. I plan on making several more of these for Christmas. 
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Well, that's it for me for this week. See you next Saturday!

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Pam MacKay said...

So cute I love those mice! Great little scene!

Jeanne said...

Love the sky you’ve created. Adorable card!

Sukie said...

Adorable card! The scene you created is so super cute! Those sweet mice are so fun!

Lois said...

This is such a sweet card, Mary! I love how you pulled pieces from three different dies to put it together.

Tam said...

This is too cute! You're killing me! I might have to wish list this after all!

lritchie said...

Love your card Mary, so adorable, I have it on my wish list!