Sunday, August 25, 2019

Cheesy Birthday


It's Anja here. I have a little bit bigger project for you today. I made a larger birthday card, using all the cute mice from the birthday release.

For this project I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Ballerina Mouse, Mouse With Cupcake, Birthday Mouse Cupcake, Mouse With Cake, Circle Set),
- Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey) and Oxides (Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber),
- white card stock for die cuts,
- water color paper for background (29,5x14,5 cm),
- yellow/orange card stock for background (30,5x15,5 cm) and cuts,
- black pen,
- white pen,
- white pigment ink,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- black pigment ink,
- scissors,
- adhesive foam pads,
- paper glue.

First I colored all four mice. I used black pen for the eyes and white to add some dimension to the cuts.

Next I colored the water color paper for background. I used Oxides to color and Distress Ink for the edges.

Next I cut the holes. I used Circle Set dies (the smallest three) for the cuts.

Next I cut orange card stock and used white pigment ink to color the cuts in the middle so the middle would look a bit lighter.

I decided to add a bit more interest to previous paper with some water drops. I dried the paper with the heat gun.

And last I made the sentiment. I stamped it on the orange paper and cut it out with the scissors.

And when I had all the pieces I glued the card together. I used adhesive foam pads to glue both parts of the background and paper glue for the sentiment and the mice. And my project was done.

Have a nice Sunday and see you again next week.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used for this project:


Mary Marsh said...

Love the “cheese” theme- This is a creative idea for using these mouse dies-

Sukie said...

The oversized design look awesome! I really like the cheese theme! The birthday mice work great together for a birthday parade!

Pam MacKay said...

Oh how fun I love your clever cheese background perfect for all the birthday mice!

Jeanne said...

WOW Anja! This is great - I love everything about it. Your coloring is fabulous and the cheese is wonderful!

Janja said...

This is wonderful. I like!